ChessDog is the game for people that like the feel of playing a real chessboard against real people. With a few clicks of the mouse, you will be playing online with another user. The game will store your chess rating and show you the rating of other users waiting to play. You can also upload your rating at any time to see where you stand on the top 50 players of the year. Version 1.2 adds the ability to put the game in automatic notification mode when waiting for another user to join your created game and desktop shortcut ability.