Monday, February 27th, 2006

Ajax Multiplayer Chess

Category: Comet, Games, Prototype, Showcase

Piotr Dachtera has created a full interactive multiplayer chess server based on Ajax (using Prototype and

There is a lot going on in the game such as:

  • Built-in chat
  • Drag and drop of pieces
  • Animation of pieces as they move

Ajax Chess

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:32 am

4.2 rating from 92 votes


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There is also the following AJAX chess game but with a much simpler interface (let’s say Google style) and chat ability.

Comment by Bart Claeys — February 27, 2006

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Our hosting provider is now restarting the servers. It will last for an hour. Please be patient. I guess it’s not because of server load :).

It’s nice to see another hot ajax chess site! I see they are using 4s-polling. I use polling with 10s-delayed response from the server (keeping HTTP connection open).

Comment by Piotr Dachtera — February 27, 2006

Looks like GNU chess, is this the engine?

Comment by Douglas Clifton — February 27, 2006

I did much the same thing, but on a more generic scale (you could pick various icons for pieces).

Mostly it’s intended to let me and my friends play RPGs and various games, since we are now very separated geographically. It’s all down for now as I’m moving (both physically and to a new host).

Comment by Will Gore — February 28, 2006

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Ajedrez vía web con Ajax

Siguiendo con las aplicaciones basadas en Ajax, he encontrado este ajedrez online realizado por Piotr Dachtera aprovechándose de las infinitas posibilidades de esta tecnología, a través de Prototype (entorno de desarrollo Ajax) y (l…

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Comment by sure — May 17, 2006

piotr: email me! chessdev at – I am VERY interested in your skills for

Comment by erik — June 5, 2006

Where I found source code in AJAX. I need see how work on chess.

Comment by Wilfredo Malave — September 4, 2007

Comment by rbebic — August 21, 2009

I’m trying to finish my Chess Online application. Here are some screen shots:

Comment by rbebic — August 21, 2009

And here is the early beta

Comment by rbebic — October 20, 2009

Is there a possibility to get ajax source code as contains only screenshots :c

Comment by kfa — September 4, 2010

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