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Thibault de Vassal    (2019-12-05)

Does anyone know how things are going at (IECG) ?

For those who don't know, this correspondence chess server was born at about the same time as FICGS (for about the same reasons) as an evolution for IECG where I used to play correspondence chess by email until 2006, so it's kind of "big brother" by history and "little brother" by chronology... and quite different on many points AFAIK.

As far as I know many of the IECG players continued to play there, after that many joined us here (FICGS started maybe few weeks before). As for me of course I concentrated to play at FICGS all these years so I'm not really aware about Ortwin's server. Now I can see that its traffic recently went badly down (like many chess servers actually and even very impressive ones)... that's the reason for this post: any news about it?

Steven DuCharme    (2019-12-08 19:51:08)

If you mean it's going well enough imo. It will apparently be upgraded (redesigned) before year's end.
IECG ended operations 12/31/2010 when it became

Where did you see the news about that sites' traffic?

Thibault de Vassal    (2019-12-08 23:21:56)

Good news! I check from time to time how are going other chess websites at Alexa traffic rank & Similarweb.

Steven DuCharme    (2019-12-23 20:42:42)

Currently #103 ranked chess site globally

Steven DuCharme    (2019-12-23 20:45:38)

FICGS is #72

Steven DuCharme    (2019-12-31 20:16:06)

Looks like the new version will be good to go at 12:00 CET on January 10,2020

Ilmars Cirulis    (2020-01-12 22:27:26)

It's back. :)

Zeljko Cirovic    (2020-01-16 12:36:22)

(type : unrated round-robin, time : 30 days, increment : 1 day / move)

Deadline : 2019 september 1st
Thematic chess, first moves : e4 e5 f4

Thibault de Vassal    (2020-01-16 15:22:02)

Sure it started on september 1st, but the next one will start soon... the waiting list will be updated.

Charles Bovary    (2020-02-19 14:14:48)

Playing here and there. I must confess this email-stuff bothers me, but its ok by now.Playing the IECG championhip actually the rest is too clumsy:-)