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Looking on this website, you can be amazed of what can be done with a standard Elgg. Velocitychess is a place where you can play modern chess online, with players or with computers on various difficulty levels. Users can observe live games, or past games on the homepage without logging in.

We use instant two way server-browser communication to implement game mechanics. Website is optimized to support up to 3 million registered users (9000 logged in users, playing at once), all on a single server. Velocitychess is based on node.js, mustache, redis and PHP and uses our high-load technology. You can read more about high-load solutions we used at:

Features implemented:

  • Notification System
  • Custom Global and Private Live Chat
  • Forum
  • Friends
  • Shop
  • Moneybox payment system supporting CC payments and PayPal
  • Facebook SSO
  • Unique blitz chess game system
  • Chess tournaments
  • Newsletter system

Mike Zacher (vazco)

I'm an Elgg expert and CEO of - the first plugin store for Elgg. We focus on development of highly scalable and highly customized Elgg websites.

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