Have time for a game of Chess?

I setup this open source chess application at www.gamesinlife.com. The code’s been around for quite sometime, since about 2003. The game play is heavy on JavaScript but doesn’t use any AJAX. I’m planning on changing that to improve the gaming experience but it works well enough for now. The history display takes up the right side of the real estate and is a very nice component of the game. The history can be displayed in Portable Game Notation (PGN) or Verbose (plain english). Both formats provide the same detail it’s more a matter of preference as to which to use.

If you’re interested in playing a game or just want to see what it looks like sign up and send me an invitation.

Picture of the Chess board

Chess game in action.

You can also set it up on your own environment if you are running php and mysql. The source code is available here: source.

Have fun!