Chess is a wonderful game for many reasons. Its rules are simple enough to be learned in a few minutes; yet it is so complex that every game is different. It can be enjoyed equally by beginners and masters. It can be played quickly, with only a few seconds’ thought spent on each move, or it can take many minutes, hours or even days to make a move. Chess can be played by telephone or by mail; by people suffering from almost any physical disability; in fair weather or in foul; for fun or for serious competition. It requires no special equipment, apart from the chess-clocks used in competitions (and the Video Chess module has its own build-in chess clock). Above all, chess is great fun.
I have been playing chess for more than twenty years. It has given me untold pleasure, just as it has brought pleasure to those many millions of people who have played the game since it was invented, probably in India, some fourteen centuries ago. We have designed Video Chess module so that you will be able to share in this wonderful experience and improve your game. Whether you are learning chess for the first time or have played before, the Video Chess module welcomes you to its club.
David Levy - International Master (Excerpt taken from “Video Chess” User Manual.)