1. Pool system:
We have pools with different time controls. You can press the 1, 3, 5, 15, 45, 960 and C which are along the top. These are shortcuts to the pools.
1 - will place you in the 1-minute pool waiting for a 1 0 game. "help 1-minute"
3 - will place you in the 3-minute pool waiting for a 3 0 game. "help 3-minute"
5 - will place you in the 5-minute pool waiting for a 5 0 game. "help 5-minute"
15 - will place you in the 15-minute pool waiting for a 15 0 game. "help 15-minute"
45 - will place you in the 45-minute pool waiting for a 45 45 game. "help 45-minute"
960 - will place you in the 960-minute pool waiting for a 3 1 chess960 game. "help chess960"
C - will place you in the Checkers pool waiting for a 5 0 checkers game. "help checkers"
The server will match you to an opponent. Once your game starts you should finish it. Disconnections in the pools are treated as losses (unless both players are severely lagging). You can leave the pools (prior to your game starting) by typing 'match' or 'unseek' in your console area.
Noplay, censor lists and formula are ignored by the pools pairing system.
You can also enter simple commands to enter the pools. For the 1-minute pool type: 1, for the 45-minute pool type: 45, etc etc.
2. Seek a game system:
You can also issue a seek which other people can accept.
Menu above: Game > Seek a Game. Or click on the Blue Rook Icon on your toolbar.
Enter the time controls in the window that appears and complete the other fields, then press ok. Your seek will go out to other players who can choose to accept the seek or not. The seek is placed on the seekgraph where other players can find it.
You can also issue a seek by a command. To do this, you would type seek 2 12 r which would be asking for a 2 minute rated game with each player receiving 12 seconds increment per move. For more information read "help seek"
You can accept a 'seek' from someone else. For this go to the Seek Graph.
Menu above: Window > Seek Graph Or click on the Seek Graph Icon on your toolbar. (the one with the little dots)
Here you can also find (C)omputer accounts offering a game, endgames, problems, etc. "help bots"
3. Match an individual player:
Menu above: Game > Match In the window that appears, enter the username of the person you wish to challenge and the other fields and press OK. A match request will be issued to that person.
To clear your match offer go to the command bar under your Main Console and type: match
For more information, including the command line method read "help match"