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uChess Frequently Asked Questions. If you still can't find what you need, please post to the help forum.
  • After I registered, all I can see is big empty box. What is wrong?
  • Please be patient, the application may take a few minutes to load on a slow connection. If after a short wait, nothing changes, then please check you have the most recent version of Macromedia Flash installed.

  • Even though I am connected to the internet, I am unable to connect?
  • This is probably due to a firewall blocking the required port for uChess to work correctly. Port 1935 must be open.

  • My opponent disconnected, what happens now?
  • If your opponent disconnects from a game you will win the game and your rating will be adjusted to reflect this. Your opponent will also be awarded a 'disconnection' - and their reliability rating will be adversely affected.

  • What do all the icons mean next to a user name?
  • The icons are as follows:

  • Provisional user - played less than 20 games.
  • Standard user - played at least 20 games.
  • Subscriber - a supporter of this site.
  • User at board - already playing an opponent.
  • Why is my rating stuck at 1200, I have won a game already?
  • Ratings are fixed at 1200 until 5 games have been completed.

  • Why do I have 'p' next to my rating?
  • Until 20 games have been played, your rating is considered provisional. This is indicated by the 'p' character when browsing rankings.

  • Why is my rating going down when I win?
  • Whilst you are a provisional player your rating can be quite erratic. Your true rating will be established after 20 games.

  • Wow, this is site is cool, is it really free?
  • Yes - but this site requires funds to grow and expand. Please consider becoming a subscriber if you use this service frequently.

  • How do I get rid of those annoying ads?
  • Ads bring in a trickle of money to help fund the site - only by subscribing can they be removed.

  • What is the worst chess joke of all time?
  • Garry Kasparov's Russian joke : In a park people come across a man playing chess against a dog. They are astonished and say: "What a clever dog!" But the man protests: "No, no, he isn't that clever. I'm leading by three games to one!"

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