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Video Lessons Help

Please read these FAQs to learn more about Chess.com Video Lessons and how you can get the most out of them.


Why can't I view the full videos?

Only Chess.com Diamond Members can watch full Chess.com Video Lessons. Our lessons are created by top chess professionals and are expensive to produce! But for pennies a day you can enjoy daily chess videos as well as all of the other perks of Chess.com Membership. Click here to view all Chess.com Premium Membership Perks!

How do I subscribe to the Chess.com Video Lessons?

click here and signup as a Diamond Member. You can choose to pay $12.99 a month or $95.88 for a year. You will not only get full access to Chess Videos, but also Chess Mentor, Game Explorer, Tactics Trainer, and every other Chess.com perk!

If you are already a Chess.com Premium Member, upgrading your account is simple - just go to the membership page and click UPGRADE. Enjoy!

I can't get the videos to play. What is wrong?

You must have the latest free Flash Player installed in your browser. To download the free Adobe Flash Player, click here!

What do they mean with all the numbers and letters like "Knight C 3"?

That is chess notation - the language of chess! Click here to read an article about understanding chess notation.

I'm new to chess - will these videos help me?

There are two things that will help you improve your chess - playing, and learning. Each part is important. If you keep playing without stopping to learn you will never understand why you make mistakes. Chess Video Lessons help you get inside the mind of professional players and coaches to understand how they think about the game. Every Chess.com video can be helpful, but be sure to pick videos that are meant for your skill range.

I'm an advanced player - will these videos help me?

As an advanced player you know the benefits of top-level lessons. Here is your chance to get titled players and professional players teaching you for pennies a lesson instead of $100/hr! We have videos for all skill levels - enjoy!


If you have any questions about Chess.com Videos, please contact our Member Support team!