Video chess evening with just 2 clicks!

by Nadja Wittmann
11/3/2020 – Play chess with friends without effort, in private, and integrated video? A pleasant experience with playchess! With only 2 clicks you can organise a video chess evening with friends! Set the meeting point (virtual arena on playchess with a self defined URL) and then send the URL to your friends. They only have to open the link, click on the video and accept. Now you can see, and interact with each other, and the chess evening can start with the first game!

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"See you tonight in our virtual clubroom?"

The virtual online chess club

There you go:

1. create a virtual room in your browser and send the link to your chess friends or club members.

The URL for this is:

https://play.chessbase.com/en/Play?room=

and attached to it, the desired name for your virtual club room, e.g:

https://play.chessbase.com/en/Play?room=ClubFantasia

2. log in with your ChessBase account (username and password)

3. on the far right in the browser window of your virtual clubroom you will find the tab Video:

Video

4. click on Join with Audio or Join with Video, depending on whether you want to participate in the Virtual Club Meeting session only acoustically or also via video meeting. You can still change your mind during the meeting and switch off the video or sound, and of course you can leave the meeting at any time.

The browser may ask you if it is allowed to access your webcam for the video meeting. However, this depends on the general settings that you have previously configured in your browser.

In our example we have decided to use the video meeting variant, i.e. "Join Video".

Join video

Now you can invite your friends to turn on their video or audio as well.

You can invite as many chess friends to participate as you like. Of course, it makes sense not to invite more than can be seen simultaneously on the screen.

Friends

And now comes the fun part!

The chess friends present can challenge each other to a game, you can all talk to each other - even all at once, so it's a pretty real experience!

Game

You can set the time controls for the games with your club members

Wir

The ChessBase Team is testing all functions

To leave the video meeting simply click on the white cross with the red background:Weißes Kreuz auf rotem Grund zum Beenden der Session

A few basic rules to watch out for:

  • Be present, both physically and mentally. Please make sure you are in your seat when a new round begins.
  • Please use headphones, or a headset with a microphone near your mouth. Avoid using the microphone built into a computer or laptop, as it can easily cause an echo.
  • Please remember to speak more slowly and clearly than in the real world.
  • If you decide to snack something, please mute yourself so that other players are not distracted.
  • Background noise makes it difficult for everyone to understand what is being said or to concentrate while playing chess. Close the door, ask the noisemakers to turn it down or use the mute button if necessary.
  • Internet problems can always occur, as has been painfully confirmed recently. However, it often helps to hide other programs or services that may be consuming bandwidth. If the computer can be connected to a wired connection, this is usually more stable, even in 2020, than if only Wi-Fi is used.
  • Check that the webcam is clean (otherwise the picture may be blurred) and that your hardware is working.

Have fun!



If you do not yet have a Premium ChessBase account

If you do not yet have a ChessBase account, you can create one here:

1) Create a ChessBase Account

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EmLasker EmLasker 11/6/2020 06:59
Does everybody who wants to use the video function need a premium account or just the one who starts the tournament?
siddhantx siddhantx 11/4/2020 05:21
hi
goeland goeland 11/3/2020 06:22
Excellent. I was waiting for this innovation for years and Im glad Chessbase did it first. Grats
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