Chess.net for Java
is a browser version of Chess.net for Windows
. It's a free client that lets you play online chess against players from all over the world through the Chess.net servers. Once started the game connects you to a chat room, where you can see people who are currently in the lobby and talk with them to pick your opponent. Once you are in a game you can only talk with your opponent. The game automatically calculates your chess rating, to make it easier to find a worthy match to play against. The game is displayed in a top-down view with iconic display of the pieces.