Tips :: Playing Correspondence Chess on ICCOne of the features of ICC is correspondence (postal) chess. Instead of playing the entire game at one sitting, you and your opponent will exchange moves by message. A single correspondence game can last for several weeks, or even months. A typical time control for correspondence games is 10 moves in 30 days. The time control will be determined either by the tournament director, if it is a tournament game, or by agreement if it's a non-tournament game.
There are a number of ICC commands that you need to use for playing correspondence games:
If you do not want to be open to correspondence requests from other players, use the command set ccopen 0. This will still allow you to start correspondence games with other players by using the cc-start-as-white and cc-start-as-black commands.
If you accidentally start a correspondence game that you do not want to play, use abort #number to abort the game. To clear the game from your cc-list, use cc-delete #number. Your cc-list can have up to 50 games in it. This includes both ongoing games, and completed ones.
Your cc-list is not accessible to other players. Even admins cannot see the moves of your correspondence games. Also, when you examine one of your correspondence games, it is private, and no other players can observe it. If you want to save the game to your personal library, you should use libsave #correspondence_number %library_number.