The Best Groups on

  • GeniusKJ
  • | Jul 21, 2014

There are so many groups on that site members can join but which groups are the best, and why? Below, you will find a list of the absolute best groups on


#1 University University is the largest group on and the best chess-teaching organization on internet! From college-like chess courses to chess camps with super-GMs, University has it all! The group also offers simuls with grandmasters, interactive chess seminars, live member game analysis shows and much more! University has a world-class teaching staff. Instructors either formally or presently associated with University include: super-GM Boris Gelfand, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, GM Valeriy Aveskulov, GM Ben Finegold, GM Levan Aroshidze, GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM Mac Molner, GM Dejan Bojkov, IM Valeri Lilov, IM Daniel Rensch, IM David Pruess, FM Dalton Perrine, NM Dane Mattson, NM John Williams, and Kairav Joshi.

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join University:


#2 We Chat Global

We Chat Global is the second largest group on and the best group for chatting and socializing. If you're looking to chat with fellow chess players, want to find someone to play online, or are simply looking for a chess study-buddy, We Chat Global is a great group to join. The group also hosts member tournaments and is ranked #14 on the Team Match Leaderboard.

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join We Chat Global:


#3 The Power of Chess

The Power of Chess is among the largest groups on the site and is ranked #1 on the Vote Chess Leaderboard and Team Match Leaderboard. With more than 900 team matches and 100 vote chess games in progress, The Power of Chess is indeed the most active chess-playing team on

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join The Power of Chess:


#4 U.S. Chess Federation

With over 1,300 members, U.S. Chess Federation is the largest U.S.-based team on With 88% team matches won and victory in 93% of the vote chess games, U.S. Chess Federation is one of the strongest chess-playing teams on the site. U.S. Chess Federation is ranked #1 in the May 2014 vote chess ELO rating list as calculated by member Daws74. U.S. Chess Federation is known for its high-quality discussions in vote chess games. If you wish to learn from participating in vote chess games, U.S. Chess Federation is for you!

However, only U.S. citizens, residents, and/or members of the actual USCF may join this group. Those who join without meeting one of the requirements will be promptly removed. Only those who have something to do with chess in the United States should join.

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join U.S. Chess Federation:


#5 ?

There are other great groups on the site but for now, our list ends here. Be sure to join the first three groups listed here as well as the fourth if you qualify. Stay tuned for another post that continues the list we started here!


  • 12 months ago


    I agree whole-heartedly. Dan Heisman Learning Center has done an Outstanding job in promoting and spreadng awareness of the importance and joy of slow chess. I salute them~

    I also agree with mchahb about the role unity plays in a group of quality and substance. The theme of A Great Transition is kindness and unity. We advocate kindness and a sensitivity towards others. 

    We make an earnest effort to transcend our differences in the pursuit of common goals and endeavor, with all our combined strength, for the path of true unity.

    We strive to be an example for our global community by embracing, each day, our opportunities for kindness.

    Hope to see you :)




  • 16 months ago


    Monika = very cool.

  • 16 months ago


    Nice Article! It gave me an insight of all the groups in

    P.S: Thank God! this article was short.Wink

  • 16 months ago


    WOW,So cool!

  • 16 months ago


    Monika group will be up there one day !!!!! come join me...  she is leader of the troop. im not the admin who promote the group but just a suggestion for you..

    here it is,

     i am only the fitness coach and the ultra monika supporter, see you at the group

    'its not the number that count, its the quality ' the quality in term of the unity among group member that makes this group stands out

  • 16 months ago


    DHLC is a great group for slow chess, correspondence chess if you don't have time for slow chess, and especially for Dan Heisman's answers to questions, his own website for articles called "novice nooks", and his book reccommendations.

  • 16 months ago


    The Ultimate Chesskid team is the best for kids apparently

  • 16 months ago


    Please join Wood!

  • 16 months ago


    @dennyhan - Dan Heisman Learning Centre is not my idea; though I embrace it wholeheartedly. Feel free to suggest some good groups yourself :-) What is important is to promote the idea of Slow Chess, as that is so important part of "real chess" (OTB) - and could, if it would, be the leader online in gathering the Slow Chess players on this server - and not as it is at the moment, on a competitor's server.

  • 16 months ago


    What is the best group? I can´t tell, but I do agree with Ole P Pedersen that slow chess would be very fine to choose in live chess.

    I also think we have a dirty problem on, that goes all the way up to the top teams, and that is good players beeing accused for cheating, maybe to win games on time-out. I am not sure how this macanism works, but I can see that many equal teamgames are won or lost because of timeouts, timeouts that might have happende because players are acuused for cheating. Please correct me if I misunderstood.

    I have played more than 400 onlinegames, and have as far as i know never met a cheater.

  • 16 months ago


    Cool article Kairav Joshi !!  Smile

  • 16 months ago


  • 16 months ago


    oleppedersen, stop selling your group's name. Your group doesn't even make it to the first page!

  • 16 months ago


    best teams are

    Top 5 Match Teams

  • 16 months ago


  • 16 months ago


    No question: Dan Heisman Learning Centre (DHLC) is by FAR the best group on Give Slow Chess a good home here by adding slow chess tournaments and 45+45 and 90+30 as standard times in live chess!

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