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How to play chess on Skype

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How to play chess on Skype: You are a big chess lover, you would spend whole days playing and even when you are connected to the Internet you never miss the opportunity to play some good online games with your friends. I mean, you’ve tried almost all of them, but what if I told you there’s a way to play chess on the internet that you almost certainly don’t know yet? † Tell me anything you want, but I bet you don’t know yet †how to play chess on skype.

That’s right! Even if it is not a function naturally foreseen by the program, you can use the famous VoIP service to make telephone calls all over the world via the Internet, even to play chess with your friends on the other side of the screen. Just install the free add-on †Chess4Net Skype. Here’s how, in detail.

If you want to find out how to play chess on skypethe first step you need to take is to connect to the Chess4Net Skype website and click on the item Chess4Net 2011.1 (Skype plug-in – Windows) (Installer 1.07 Mb) † to download the program to your PC. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (Chess4Net_2011.1_Skype.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Run And YES (to authorize installation on Windows 7 and Vista) and then on Next three consecutive times, †Install And Finish to finish the installation process of Chess4Net Skype.

Now, start Skype and log in normally to the service with your account, then start Chess4Net Skype through its link on the Windows desktop and authorizes the program to interact with Skype by returning to the main window of the latter, by selecting the tab Profile and clicking on the button Allow access. If you don’t see the Chess4Net Skype authorization message, try restarting both Skype and the chess add-on.

Given clearance, you are ready to play chess on skype with your contacts equipped with †Chess4Net Skype. This means that to challenge a friend to an online chess game via Skype you must have both installed and authorized † Chess4Net Skype, having the program open while connected to Skype.

To start an online chess game with your friend on Skype, select their name from the list that appears in the † windowChess4Net Skype and click on the button OK. This way, he will receive a notification in the section Profile of the Skype window and can start playing with you simply by accepting the challenge and clicking on the link

Once the connection is established, both on your desktop and on the desktop of the friend you challenged, a virtual chessboard will appear. To start playing, all you have to do is right-click on it and select the item Start standard game from the menu that appears. Have fun!