Chess databases and server informations

Free Internet Chess Games Server

Install FICGS apps
play chess online

Game result  (chess)

M. B. Oliveira, 2400
J. Walton, 2281


See game 127361

Ding Liren wins Grand Chess Tour

Wesley So is Fischer Random World Champion 2019

Eros Riccio wins 17th FICGS corr. chess WCH

Ding Liren wins Sinquefield cup 2019

Magnus Carlsen remains FIDE WCH 2018

Eros Riccio wins 16th FICGS corr. chess WCH

Michael Adams wins british championship 2018

Russia wins the IBCA world team championship

Eros Riccio retains title in 15th FICGS chess WCH

Herbert Kruse wins the 1st FICGS corr. chess cup

more chess news...

Yen-Wei Huang wins 14th FICGS Go championship

AlphaGo beats Ke Jie in 3 games match

Google DeepMind beats Lee Sedol in 5 games match

Google DeepMind beats Fan Hui in 5 games match

Yen-Wei Huang wins 11th FICGS Go championship

more Go news...

In the forum...

Money games...

Paypal, credit card and bank transfer are available to play money games...

Affiliate links...

Win E-Points by linking to us as an affiliate, for each new member referred by your link, 1 E-Point will be added to your account...

E-Points prizes...

Ficgs now offers free games & tournaments with E-Points prizes...


Translators are needed for chinese, japanese, indian, romanian, polish home pages...

Vacation help...

Hello all, I've entered a vacation time in error. Is it possible to cancel the vacation ?

Feel free to link to this page to get referer backlinks to your website !

 Hot news
 Files search
 Social network



FICGS directory :

Chess openings  ,  Countries  ,  Encyclopedia  ,  Players  ,  Databases

A free database full of chess games played by famous players...


Paris,   2021 February 27   8:26:41             See also the FICGS rules.

Here are some statistics (highest rated players, total number of members) and SEO informations (PageRank, Alexa Rank, backlinks, visitors) for the site. See also the archives

FICGS informations (2021 January 01)

Google Pagerank : 4

Alexa traffic rank (world) : 386,562
Keyword : "correspondence chess"

Google rank : 35
Yahoo rank : 4

Google rank "chess" : ?
Google rank "internet chess" : 109
Google rank "play chess online" : ?
Google rank "play chess app" : 81

Total statistics :

Members : 13323
Members (active) : 380
Forum posts : 13119
Wikichess : 196474
Games : 128438
Games finished : 126762

Best game : # 124236

Top chess rating (active) : GM Eros Riccio, 2612
Top chess rating (playing) : GM Eros Riccio, 2612
Top advanced chess rating : FSM Herbert Kruse, 2648
Top big chess rating : Stephane Legrand, 2300
Top Go rating (active) : Don Groves 2 dan, 2289
Top poker holdem rating : Herbert Kruse, 2355


As you can see, the total number of players (chess, Go & poker holdem included) increased more slowly until 2017 than it used to from 2006 to 2010. That was before the FICGS chess applications for Android, then the launch of the Chess Trainer on Facebook.

Correspondence chess does not attract all players of the world, particularly when chess engines like Stockfish, Komodo or Houdini are authorized, which is considered as cheating by many of them. But the aim here is not to gather all kind of players, it is well known that it is not possible to please everyone. Here, all databases and engines are authorized, many players are so called centaurs.

Finally, FICGS got APPs to play on mobile phones to attract more casual players. At the end, FICGS remains recognized as a major chess organization, different from most internet chess servers and makes its possible to be the place for the highest level chess, and a peaceful & constructive community as well.


Despite of the many successes of chess engines over humans, it seems that the global popularity of online chess did not change for years. Internet chess remains lots of fun, but it is probable that correspondence chess (played at very long time controls, like 30 days + 1 day per move) has become less interesting for many players since that the part of human analysis significantly decreased in terms of pertinence, even for the very best players of the world, compared to the computers one. In a way, correspondence chess may have melted with freestyle chess.

Also, the number of running games indicates that Go (weiqi, baduk) and Poker holdem attract more and more players, probably because of their bigger complexity. Anyway, soon or later, AlphaZero & newer artificial intelligences will undoubtly beat all humans in every cards and board games, maybe even in sports too very soon. Fortunately, this does not make chess, Go & poker less fun & interesting to learn and play.

Here is the list of all connected players, this list is refreshed as soon as a player connects to the server, or when a session expires.

Connected players :

Osipyants, Vladimir        
Ludgate, Alan
Russi Roman, Tano-Urayoan        
Gossmann, Ewald        
Gray, Garvin        
Osipov, Sergey        
Bernal Varela, Nelson        
Salonen, Jukka        
Parmet, Daniel        
Nurcahyo, Dery
Bonoldi, Fabio
Kerr, Graham        
Uzdin, Sergey        
Galliano, Gianni        
Faust, Dieter        
Marciz, Alexander        
Massimini Gerbino, Massimiliano
Denisov, Timofey        
Hallqvist, Niklas        
Koivuniemi, Raimo        
Ortiz, Clodomiro        
Nemchenko, Valery        
Vasquez, Fernando        
DeBonis, Patrick        
Salvatore, Carmine        
Wosch, Arkadiusz        
Tsygankov, Evgeny        
Romanini, William
Jabot, Daniel        
Ligon, Scott        
Fric, Lubos        
Munoz, Lazaro        
Matisz, Gergely
Perez, Brigiliano

This game was played at FICGS :

Last move : 0-1     2010 June 2   20:56:57

[Event "FICGS__CHESS__RAPID_C__000085"]
[Site "FICGS"]
[Date "2010.04.17"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Price,Eric"]
[Black "Krajkar,Josef"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1677"]
[BlackElo "1600"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bc5 6.O-O Nf6 7.c3 Nxe4 8.d4 exd4 9.cxd4 Bb4 0-1

This chess game has been lost on time   (started : 2010.04.17  13:53:54)


Social network : create your photo albums, discuss with your friends...
Hot news & buzz : discover the latest news and buzz on the internet...
Discussions : questions and answers, forums on almost everything...
Seo forums : search engines optimisation forums, web directory...

Play the strongest international correspondence chess players !

FICGS Go server, weiqi baduk banner facebook      
Correspondence chess

World championship

Play chess games

Go (weiqi, baduk)

Advanced chess

Play big chess

Chess trainer apk

Rated tournaments

Poker texas hold'em

Fischer random chess

      FICGS correspondence chess banner facebook