11769 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
A friend and I like to play chess, but we live a distance apart. We were happy to find this venue. In the couple of days since I have been on it, I've tried playing a couple of live chess games with just whomever I get connected with. I think I have my settings correct in that I am a novice player. There have been a couple of games that I have begun, and then the other player aborts them. Why? Am I taking too long or something? I'd like to know what area I'm supposed to be playing in while I'm learning this website and the intricacies of the different settings, etc., so that I don't irritate people needlessly. Thanks.
Also if you're very new, you may be thinking about your first move. If so people will probably assume there's a bad connection and abort.
A while back Chess.com instituted a rule that each player must make his first move in 15 to 20 seconds or the game automatically aborts. This was so people didn't have to wait forever on a game where your opponent simply walked away. A lot of newcomers to the site don't know this of course and the result is predictable....
Thanks for the replies and the comments. I'm going to try to figure out if I have the ranges set correctly. I don't usually have to think about my first three moves or so, so I do not think it had to do with an automatic time-out, but maybe it did. I have to get used to clicking on the "submit" button.
Chess.com is VERY SLOW on Safari
by Gunblade a few minutes ago
QG - Tarrasch vs Albin Counter Gambit
by pfren a few minutes ago
I'm winning for no apparant reason
by davebrah 7 minutes ago
Sicilian opening trap
by Garlophamole 10 minutes ago
Rated and Unrated Games
by VLMJ 11 minutes ago
Daily Puzzle 12/10/13-Mate in 3
by KingBishop101 12 minutes ago
12/11/2013 - Topalov-Kramnik, Dortmund 1996
by hansi64 13 minutes ago
I'm losing for no reason.
by davebrah 13 minutes ago
can a women ever become world chess champion
by ProfessorProfesesen 22 minutes ago
How does chess.com ratings compare with FIDE ratings?
by forrie 27 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!