Despite it’s deeply traditional beginnings chess is rapidly becoming a game of the web with thousands of people playing against each other online. Web 2.0 makes it easy for people to play live games of chess while seated in different corners of the globe. Indeed those brave enough can even play for money should they so wish. A chance for the highly talented players to earn some serious money should they wish to do so.
Another increasingly popular chess medium is online chess software. Chess Boss for example offer a free chess download that allows you to play online chess against software. It seems the old days of two players sat opposite each other with a wooden chess board are changing rapidly. If this trend continues it will only be good for chess, we can watch the chess players of the world flexing their chess muscles more often and with more opponents. A sure sign of good things to come.