| 1,505 | Help's mission is to help people enjoy their lives through the game of chess. As the #1 platform for online chess, we are focused on growing the game by building great products, making learning and improving easier, and delivering great chess content and events to our fans. 

But who are we? Where did come from? Where are we going?

The Beginning started in 2005 when two friends — Jay and Erik (that's me!) — decided the world needed a better chess website. We met 10 years earlier in college, where I first became addicted to chess — and Jay was the chess club president. We became friends through our shared passion for the game. There were places to play online, but none of them felt like home. We imagined a place where people could build their chess home online and all in one place: to play in a safe and friendly environment, find friends, save their games, tell their chess stories, share ideas, and learn from each other. Over the next several years, Jay and I poured our life savings, our hearts, and most of our waking hours into building But we never imagined what would become! Today

  • hosts more than ten million chess games every day. It’s crazy. Even we can’t believe it!
  • employs more than 400 people as programmers, content editors, and member support. This team is entirely virtual (no office) and represents 35 countries!
  • supports many world class chess players, coaches, and professionals by paying them to create awesome content.

Our Values tries to be more than a chess site. We strive to be a community where chess fans from around the world can feel safe and happy while they grow as chess players. Here's what we believe in:

  • Kindness: We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect. We encourage everyone to follow the golden rule of treating others how you would like to be treated. Be kind!
  • Learning: You never lose when you learn! Life and chess are both about learning, growing, experimenting, failing and then getting back up again with greater knowledge and understanding.
  • Joy: We believe in fun, smiles, laughter, and in creating enjoyable experiences for everyone. Chess can be pure joy! The beauty of the game and the pure satisfaction of moving chess pieces around a board… exhilarating!

Our Teams is made up of over 650 of chess-loving team members who work remotely from more than 65 countries around the world. We're proud to work together to serve the chess community!

Content / Events
  • Content
  • Events
  • Broadcast
  • Chess Ops
  • Community
  • Partnerships
  • Fair Play Operations
  • Support
Product / Eng
  • R&D
  • Core Chess
  • Foundation
  • Product Eng
  • Business Support
  • Runtime
  • Mobile
  • Data Engineering
  • Product Mgmt
  • UI
  • UX
  • Brand
  • Media
  • Events
  • Broadcast
  • Copy
Business / Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Ops
  • Monetization
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Field Marketing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • People / HR
  • IT
  • Legal
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Contributors recognizes those who give their time to help make an even better place. From moderating live chess chats to the forums, bringing chess content to twitch for others to enjoy and and even to hours of relaying the top chess games from top chess events, no job is a thankless one! Please find the volunteers who help keep the #1 chess site at the following links:

From all of us here at, THANK YOU for your contributions!

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