Stan's NetChess was shut down on October 20, 2021

Due to a recent change in my hosting options, I had to make the difficult decision to shut down Stan's NetChess.

Anyone that has a current subscription has the option for a partial refund. I have reached out to all current subscribers via email. If you didn't receive an email and you would like a pro-rated refund of your subscription, please reach out to me.

Although activity at the site has been declining, the site up and running almost 100% of the time since January 12, 1998 - almost 24 years!!!

In the early months (for close to 2 years), I accepted moves from players in email and I applied the moves and reposted the Game Pages each night. I remember one night in Niagara Falls on vacation with my family - I'm sitting on the floor connected to a phone line so I can process the day's moves.

I think it was in 2000 that I wrote a bunch of programs to fully automate the site.

Overall, we had 27,300 players play in 618,542 games and 36,152,831 moves were submitted from players from all around the world.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU! to everyone who played here. I know many friendships have been formed here.

CONTACTING ME - If you see this page, then my transition to the new email is complete. You can contact me at

I'm sorry, but Stan's NetChess won't be revived.

Your friend,

Stan's NetChess was born on Jan 12, 1998, was created by, and is operated by, Stan Steliga.

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