Chess.com's Online Chess lets you play turn-based correspondence-style chess with your friends at any time, and at your own speed - make your move and then get an alert when it is your turn to move!
- Play in your browser - nothing to download!
- Unlimited # of simultaneous games!
- It's FREE and easy!
Play Chess Online
Play live chess online any time from anywhere in any browser! Nothing to download. Just login, find a game, and go! We store your games, preferences, and ratings. Play 1 minute lightning games on up to 2 hours each - up to you!
- Chat and play with people around the world
- Play in your browser - nothing to download
- It's FREE and easy!
Play Live Chess
You don't know how good (or bad!) you are until you have stacked up against other players. Choose to compete in Official Chess.com site-wide tournaments or smaller round-robin tournaments.
- Play against friends and see how you stack up
- Create your own tournament
- It's FREE and easy!
Play Online Tournaments
Take your chess game anywhere with Chess.com for the iPhone! Download this FREE app today from the iTunes store and you can play and learn on the go!
- Play your Online Games
- Play vs. Computer
- Do Tactics Trainer
- Watch Chess.com Videos
- It's FREE to download!
Play Chess on iPhone
Play your turn-based games on almost any mobile phone - it's FREE, easy, & works on most phones! We have mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Palm, Nokia, Blackberry - almost any phone!
- Play chess anywhere!
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- Never miss a chance to make your move!
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There are few things more satisfying than beating your Facebook friends at a game of chess! Add our top-rated app today and start putting your friends to shame!
- Simple, easy interface
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Play Chess on Facebook
Love chess but hate memorized openings? Play Chess960 (also known as Fischer Random)! The rules are the same, but the starting position of the pieces is one of 960 randomly generated possiblities.
- Enjoy chess without memorizing openings!
- Never lose to opening traps again!
- Play single games or 960 tournaments!
Work with your team to come up with the best moves. Vote for the move you like best as you play chess against other teams or even Grandmasters!
- Vote on the moves you like best
- Discuss the best moves with other players
- It's FREE and easy!
Play Vote Chess
If you want a quick game against a heartless opponent, then play against the computer! Set him to easy, medium, or hard, and prepare to pay for your mistakes!
- Easy and quick play against a computer opponent
- See how the computer thinks about moves
- It's FREE and easy!
Play Chess Against the Computer
One of the most powerful learning methods is watching and listening to top Grandmasters and players explain their thoughts while at the chessboard. Chess.com's Video Lessons are in-depth chess lectures that cover all topics from openings to endings with awesome analysis and insight.
- Improve your game with online video lessons!
- Listen to GMs and top players as they think and play
- New lessons released almost daily
Watch Chess Videos Online
Chess Mentor is the most effective interactive chess training system ever created! You receive custom feedback on every possible move so you not only know the right answer, but why other moves were wrong. Chess Mentor lessons are written by chess professionals and teachers such as GM Nigel Davies, IM Jeremy Silman, and many others.
- Boost your rating and tournament performance
- Improve your tactics and strategies
- Learn how Grandmasters think about each move
Learn with Chess Mentor
Search through millions of games played by top players and see the most popular openings and moves. Then study the games to see the themes and ideas played by Grandmasters in similar games!
You can also explore the games that YOU and others play on Chess.com to see your strengths and weaknesses in how you play in the opening.
- Explore how effective each opening can be
- Study in your browser - nothing to download!
- View your own games!
Explore Games & Openings!
Getting better at tactics is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your game. The Chess.com tactics server will help you learn how to recognize the critcal positions that come from pins, forks, overworked pieces, and all other tactical themes.
- Thousands and thousands of tactical problems
- Track your progress with detailed stats and graphs
- See how you compare to other tacticians
Study Tactics Now
All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!
- Master hundreds of key chess positions
- Get help from the computer with hints
Start a Computer Workout
Do you wonder why you lost a game? What were your critical mistakes? What winning moves did you miss? Our super-computers will analyze your game and give you a fully-annotated game that shows you the mistakes made by both players and explain it to you in plain English!
- Have Grandmaster-level computers analyze your games
- See full notation on mistakes and blunders
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Analyze Your Games
Get access to unlimited articles on everything from Strategy to Tactics to Famous Chess Players. Articles contain interactive chess diagrams and games to help you improve you game!
- Huge library of FREE articles!
- Find coverage of nearly any chess topic
Read Free Chess Articles
Think you know a lot about chess? But how much do you know about the game - the history, the players, the rules, and more!? Take our quiz and compare your scores!
- Huge database of chess trivia
- Learn new chess history and information
- Compare your scores
Try the Endless Chess Quiz
Chessopedia is Chess.com's free online chess encyclopedia that covers all possible chess terminology, names, and important events. It is an open wiki, so feel free to add to the Chessopedia!
- The most comprehensive chess-only wiki
- Learn about anything chess
Search the Chessopedia
Prepare yourself for battle over the chessboard by getting the best chess books and equipment! Chess.com has a massive database of books and equipment complete with user reviews and places to buy!
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Find Chess Books and Equipment
Looking for a chess coach? Find one in the Chess.com Coach Directory! This huge database has hundreds of chess coaches listed that you can find by rate, location, and more!
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Find a Chess Coach
You can check out other members' customized profiles and homepages and learn about them. Members can use custom themes and share about their interests in chess, etc.
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- CREATE your own homepage style!
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If you've got something to say about chess, BLOG it on Chess.com! You can customize your blog and add other widgets as well. The best place to have your own chess blog!
- Get your keyboard and start BLOGGING!
- Search other chess blogs for helpful information.
- Comment on blogs written by other members.
View Chess Blogs
The Chess.com forums are an incredible resource for advancing your chess skills or just hanging out and talking about interesting stuff!
- Discuss topics with members from around the world!
- Enhance your playing skills!
- Get a chance to help others improve!
View Chess Forums
Chess.com provides relevant news articles about current chess events, big games, politics, and the happenings on Chess.com to to keep you informed!
- Read chess news from around the world!
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- Discuss current chess events!
Read Chess News
Create your own mini site for people who share your interests! Get your own forums, news, and more. Network with other members of Chess.com.
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Join a Group
Chess.com is an online community where you can keep in touch with old friends and make new ones! Add fun opponents to your list and enjoy!
- Keep track of people you meet and follow their posts!
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- Easily invite your friends to join!
Make New Friends
See images of chess from around the world in the Photo Galleries! Upload photos of chess, friends, family, where you live - share your life with others!
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Have you ever wanted to have Chess.com move alerts and navigation right in your browser? Now you can! Download the official Chess.com Browser Toolbar today!
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- Get notified when it is your move!
Download the Toolbar
Join the show! Chess.com does live broadcasts of ongoing chess events, variety shows, game analysis, interviews, and more! Come chat and watch the show!
- Enjoy daily shows including interviews and news
- Chat and ask questions while you watch
- Nothing to download - works in your browser
Chess.com Tv - Live Broadcast
Participate in surveys on Chess.com to see what others think and share your opinions on a variety of interesting topics from chess to... who knows!
- Just a simple click to vote!
- Voice your opinion!
- Search the surveys for interesting info!
An amazing resource for a variety of downloads related to chess including free programs, fun utilities, games collections, and more!
- Search the downloads to find exactly what you want!
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- Simple and easy to use!
Download Chess Programs
Have a favorite chess video from YouTube? Share it with the community and get others' opinions on it! Everything from funny shows to game analysis.
- Upload your video easily from YouTube!
- Comment on other videos!
- Play the videos right in your browser!
Watch Chess Videos
Looking for a chess tournament in your area? Search our database for important and entertaining chess events right near you!
- See a full calendar of upcoming events!
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Find Chess Events
Want to get off of the computer and find a local place to play chess face to face? Find a local club in our huge database of clubs and organizations!
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- Huge database that includes contact information!
- Add your own club or chess organization!
Find a Local Chess Club
At Chess.com you have your own unique profile. Your information can be kept confidential or made public. People can find you and challenge you to a game or be your friend.
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- Browse other member profiles to learn about them!
- Get quick info on any player!
Edit My Profile
Manage your account including your profile, password, privacy, alerts, settings, and payment history. You have total control over how you experience Chess.com!
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You can control the level of privacy on all the content you publish on Chess.com, as well as who can contact you and see your information!
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Customize how and when you receive alerts. By default, alerts are delivered to you on the "Alert Panel" on the website and via email.
- It's EASY to modify your email settings!
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Create My Theme
Chess.com has a built-in messaging system which allows you to easily socialize with other members.
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Want to give a quick 'hello' or 'whats up?' to another member? Drop them a note on their homepage! It's just an easy way of sending a message.
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View Your Notes
You can control your entire Chess.com playing experience here including changing the size and color of the board, picking different pieces, and other move and play settings.
- Change your board and pieces!
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Change Your Chess Preferences
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Chess.com is the #1 online chess website! It is a place where you can PLAY chess with friends and new people around the world. You can also LEARN more about chess strategies, tactics, history, and everything else about the game! Finally, it is a place to SHARE, where you can make friends, comment on everything, and interact with other chess players who love the game like you do!
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