Editors' Note: This download comes with a free 21-day trial of all the Gold Edition features. If you don't purchase a Gold Edition license, you may continue to use the free edition for e-mail chess as long as you like.
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 characters, 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.