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kwr1 ♡ 19 ( +1 | -1 )
FICS Does anyone know if the Free Internet Chess Server web site has closed down? I have not been able to access this site for the last three days.
larsenb ♡ 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Re: FICS Yes, the website is down, but the game server is running fine.

P.S. not really a "GameKnot related" subject....
kwr1 ♡ 39 ( +1 | -1 )
FICS Yes, I was leary of putting this question here because of the GK reservations you cite. But I didn't know where else I could get the straight scoop. (For example, Yahoo Answers gives other game sites on which to play Chess.)

To larsenb,

Could you please tell me where you got your information? Can I access the info so that I don't need to ask here on GK?


ganstaman ♡ 28 ( +1 | -1 )
kwr1: I think he was saying this thread is chess related and belongs in the chess forum (where it now is). You put in originally in the related forum, even though it had nothing to do with Since it does relate to chess, though, here is a fine place to ask this question, IMO.
bucklehead ♡ 37 ( +1 | -1 )
News 1257 Here is FICS news item 1257, in full:

"1257 (Wed, Jul 25) The FICS website is down right now

The FICS website is temporarily down. So you cannot connect with the webinterface.

Posted by beuki."

If you log into FICS and use the command "news," it will bring up a listing of the past ten or so FICS news items. A good first place to check.
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kwr1 ♡ 6 ( +1 | -1 )
FICS up and running The FICS website came back up online yesterday 7/26.
ccmcacollister ♡ 10 ( +1 | -1 )
kwr1 and bucklehead ... Thanks for the info~!
PS// I think this fits in fine as being CHESS FORUM material, imo.
darthmix ♡ 3 ( +1 | -1 )
The website seems to be back up now, too.
darthmix ♡ 1 ( +1 | -1 )
Oops. Duh.
kansaspatzer ♡ 9 ( +1 | -1 )
The site's always down. It makes me half tempted to sign up for the Evil Alternative.