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ChessCube vs Chess.com - which do you prefer?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #21


    but there is one more feature which chess.com does not have : full screen feature.

    in chesscube, we can enlarge our chessboard to completely fill our screen but in chess.com , it is not possible. i would really like this feature being added to chess.com . 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #22



  • 2 years ago · Quote · #23


    maxine_aue: i don't know, but I had made steadily gain in my cubits (got around 8k) but few months ago, it doesn't seem to keep going up, it got stuck.

    But I think it is because at login it gives you 25 cubits, but few months ago it used to give 25 + lots of small bonuses for stupid things like "play 1 game" or "play 1 tournament".

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #24


    I prefer Chess.com.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #25


    maxine_aue wrote:

    Thanks for the info.  I did notice that we no longer get the cubit bonuses for playing one rated game or entering one tournament.  I used to sign up for a tournament then log off before it started, just to get the free cubits haha.

    But, this is how it is now:  we only get 140 cubits gross for winning a 100 cubit game.  This means the house is taking a 60 cubit cut.  I think last year we got 185 gross for winning a 100 cubit game.

    Am I remembering this wrong?

    The only time they take no cut or a negative one is when VIPs play games for free, or when VIPs play a 25 cubit prize game.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #26


    The ONE AND ONLY thing in which I feel chesscube is better than chess.com is that players can play Live Chess960 there.
    Chesscube is no match for chess.com in most of the other significant aspects tho, like simplicity, security, maintenance, active forum, more titled players, livestream tv, articles, groups/team, correspondense chess etc etc etc.. and most of all, the cubit system of chesscube is a pain in the neck..

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #27


    i say chesscube

    i liked the cubit system that was a few years ago know its shit but im a vip and i dont have that kind of problem plus i can earn chess videos buy playing and not paying on chesscube the players are stronger of course chess.com has tactics trainers but i go to chesstempo for tactic which there if you have a premium account is better for chess metor i use the chess combat simulator or try to make a plan from a position in a master game.The tournaments are better the server hasent annoyed me like chess.com.And what i like the most is that the rating system is better then chess.com.

    The only up side is that chess.com has a forum that most players read only reason why im here.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #28


    chesscube seems to be more aggressive in seeking your money...

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #29


    no, in y opinion, chesscube is much better. chess.com sucks. you can see it on your own : http://www.chesscube.com/register/?referrer=konstantino07

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #30


    I was a regular Chesscube user. Not anymore. I now prefer Chess.com for various reasons:

    • Most importantly, Chess.com is not only available on your smartphone, it allows you to switch from one device to the other during a live game. I can easily switch to my phone if I have to move away from my PC and continue the game on my phone without a hassle! The other way round is just as easy too. Now, you can't do that on Chesscube yet. In fact, disconnecting and reconnecting on Chesscube can be nightmare.
    (Edit: Chesscube recently released an android app but it can barely match the functionality and features of that of Chess.com app)
    • Chess.com is kinder towards users who have disconnection issues. It allows 5 minutes for reconnection. If you are living in India and rely upon the state owned BSNL Internet provider, you will know just how helpful this provision is! Thank you, Chess.com!
    • Chesscube runs on quite a buggy software. There have been logging in issues, lags, disconnection problems, clock and timer glitches (don't be surprised if you lose a game on time even if you still had ten minutes on your clock). Chesscube has released updates but these problems have not been fully resolved yet.
    • While both Chess.com and Chesscube have premium memberships, Chess.com doesn't harass you to buy 'cubits' or any currency. It allows you to play games without a cost whatsoever (keeps the chat and notation window open too). Chesscube on the other hand is desperate to make money. Auto-closing the chat and notation window is just one of their stunts to force users to buy VIP membership.
    • Chess.com seems to have a more realistic rating system compared to Chesscube.
    • Chesscube surely has a superior user interface, however, it does not yet have the wide range of features which even non-premium members can enjoy on Chess.com.
    • Besides the ordinary user interface, the only other thing that you might not like with Chess.com could be that you cannot 'seek' a game like you can do it on Chesscube. The server finds a player for you and you are expected to play, not abort. In fact, aborting is strongly discouraged on Chess.com (I just realised it). But of course, you can configure rating ranges, like between 1200 and 1400, and the server will pick a player for you in that range.

    Overall, Chess.com is straightforward, very user friendly, is designed and works in the best interest of Chess.

    Chess.com: 9 out of 10 (-1 for the ordinary user interface, sorry )

    Chesscube: 6 out of 10 (without its attractive user interface, it would barely get 4)

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #31


    I like chesscube because its ratings are closer to fide ratings.

    But chesscom is my main chess site.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #32


    u jst shut up likhit

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #33


    I think Chess.com is far superior to ChessCube. If you ask me, the only good thing about ChessCube is its user interface. Other than that, I think it would score a 1/10, because the cubits system is appalling and the crowns are unimaginable unless you pay or are a very strong player. I played on ChessCube for a couple of years, but then discovered Chess.com and realised it was a lot more realistic.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #34


    chess.com for sure. Wish I had spent more time here and started playing here sooner. ChessCube is all about making money. Unless you gamble (play for coins), you'tr limited to about 3 games a day as they award only 40 coins a day and charge 12 per game. Here you can play all you want. I strongly urge you NOT to buy the so-called "VIPs" they're pushing - bought once, got banned 3 days later because my rating was too low (they call it "sandbagging"). Still can't get a refund...

    Never had a problem with the management here, very little censorship (if any) and all around good people. On ChessCube the forums are dead, you can't post there unless a mod approves your message, very heavy censorship. Discsusions about chess are almost non-existent. 

    Chesscube has a chatroom... which is essentially private as anyone the old, regular members don't like can be muted, shadowbanned or kicked for any little thing. Topics that are "allowed" vary on an hourly basis... And god forbid you get on the list of people mods don't like - you're basically an easy target for abuse, insults, harassment as they won't interfere in anyw way, shape or form (basically, you're sub-human at that point).

    Chess.com 'till I die ;) 

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