Avid Chess fan wants to play with my grandfather

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My Grandfather lives in California while I travel a lot. He is a chess addict and will play it all day. But not everyone can withstand playing chess all day. And he doesn’t want to play against a computer because of lack of interaction. Is there a software that will enable my grandfather to play against human players and also have chat or voice function?

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Avid Chess fan wants to play with my grandfather

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You can try and have Yahoo! Messenger installed in your grandfather's computer. You can have a webcam and a headset added to the system and install the Yahoo! Games Challenge plugin. This would allow your grandfather to play Chess – in addition to other games like Pool, Text Twist, Super Collapse – with his Yahoo! Messenger friends. He can join Yahoo's chat rooms and meet people online that may be as avid a chess player as he is. He can have the functionalities of the IM software while enjoying a good game of chess with his friends.

Yahoo! Messenger can be downloaded here:

http://messenger.yahoo.com/download

While the plugin can be installed from here:

http://messenger.yahoo.com/plugins/view/1581/

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