With ChessRally, you can play chess, chat, make new friends, and get expert instruction from live tutors in online Rally rooms. You also can play chess against a friend over a direct network connection (via the Internet or a local network), play a game of correspondence chess via e-mail, or play several challenging computer opponents.
For beginners and masters alike, the application offers robust graphics and sounds, fun avatars, a customizable interface with free downloadable themes (skins, chess sets, and sounds), smooth animation, a complete user's guide, and free support. ChessRally also contains full support for rated games, timed games, internationally accepted rules, computer-move suggestions, an experimenting mode, and an interactive move-history window.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.6 introduces two new larger board sizes, fun new avatars, new downloadable themes, and a host of "under the hood" enhancements for online play.