About Chess.com

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  • | Sep 2, 2010

Chess.com is #1 in online chess... But who are we? Where did Chess.com come from? Where are we going?

The Beginning
Chess.com 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 site 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.

I was mid-way through a graduate degree at Stanford and all of my classmates were taking jobs in finance or hot tech companies. But I turned down job offers (including Facebook!) to follow the dream of building the greatest chess site the world had ever seen. And I convinced Jay’s wife to let him join me! Luckily enough, we found out that “chess.com” was coming available in a bankruptcy auction, and we bought the name.

Over the next several years, Jay and I poured our life savings, our hearts, and most of our waking hours into building Chess.com. But we never imagined what it is today!


Chess.com Today
- Chess.com hosts more than one million chess games every day. It’s crazy. Even we can’t believe it!

- Chess.com employs more than 40 people as programmers, content editors, and member support. This team is entirely virtual (no office) and represents 12 countries!

- Chess.com supports more than 20 world class chess players, coaches, and professionals by paying them to create awesome content.


Our Values
Chess.com 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!


Meet The Team


shaun Shaun - Director of Support & ChessTV

I wear two hats for Chess.com. First, I'm here to make sure technical problems do not get in the way of your chess experience. Secondly, I edit the chess news articles to make sure their content sparkles. In my personal life I like to play tournament chess (badly), write sci-fi and fantasy literature (slightly better than I play chess), and enjoy long walks on the . . . wait, what is this blurb for again?

patzer24 Matt (Patzer24) - Billing & Member Services

I am the man who takes care of your every billing and membership need. I also do a lot of behind the scenes tasks in the up keep of the chess end of things on the website. Chess is my life, that is why I am here, duh! When I am not on here doing what I do you will probably find me at a real life chess tournament.

calamondin Amelia (Calamondin) - Member Support

I help out with member support along with my amazing teammates on Chess.com. We are like the Three Amigos, except there are more than three of us. Wherever there is injustice, we'll be there, whenever there is disconnection, you will find us. . . here. I am highly motivated by gratitude for a job well done. I enjoy mountain biking, going to the beach, hanging out with my nieces, and teaching Public Speaking at the college level. I like collecting jokes, listening to music, and sharing meals with friends. I am a cancer survivor. My ultimate idea of a good time is a spontaneous dance party where there is endless guacamole.

jaclyn Jaclyn - Member Support

I work on the small things to keep everyone happy so that you guys can focus on your skills :) Outside of work, I like spending time with my two dachshunds (Schnitzel and Luna) and keeping up with new technology trends.

Kayt Kisha (Kayt) - Member Support

Hi! Dobry Den! Hola! Hallo! I've been playing chess (F2F and on chess.com) since 2008. (Hey, that rhymes...) I'm a global kind of girl. I'm Panamanian-American! My second home is Czech Republic! I have lived all over the world. Traveling is my second love. My first, of course, is chess :D When I'm not online at chess.com I am probably: playing my guitar, looking for the next great band, writing your favorite viral web content, editing magazines, knitting, doing yoga, cooking some vegetarian meal, training for half marathons, or running through some terminal in an airport. Really, I'm just your typical girl next door with a chess obsession.

I love helping people and making them happy :) I'm here to help you whenever you have a question. I also am a firm believer that in order to be happy at life, you should be nice and have fun.

BrotherJosh Josh (BrotherJosh) - Member Support, Live Chess Presenters & ChessTV

I am Joshua Sampson, AKA BrotherJosh. I am a member of the support team and Chess.com/TV Scheduling and producing. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and sing Karaoke.

Kirkwood Matt (Kirkwood) - Member Support


Blackenne Naomi (Blackenne) - Member Support & ChessKid.com

Hey Chessers! I’m just your friendly, neighborhood member support person, here to help you in any way I can. I love to create smiles and hopefully will be able to solve any of your problems =) About me? I love my job, my kid, my dog, my life! I don’t have time for much else but if I did, I’d be out riding my motorcycle to the local billiards club to school some boys in 9-ball. Afterwards, I’d sing some karaoke and dance the night away, then fall asleep reading about flying a dragon ;)

The secret to life = be content with what you have, in this, you will find happiness.

jdcannon jdcannon - Member Support
AZMichelle Michelle (AZMichelle) - Member Support

Brenda Brenda - Member Support

monitor Gerard (monitor) - Cheat Detection and Abuse Monitor


david David - Site Moderator and Abuse Monitor

Helping to Keep It Clean by identifying and removing stuff we don't want, like fake spam accounts and other material that I encounter on my chess.com virtual travels.

mathguyma mathguyma - Abuse Detection Monitor

I love playing chess and interacting with various people from all walks of life. Look forward to making new friends.


DanielRensch IM DanielRensch - VP of Content & Professional Relations

Try to say "I do chess for a living..." and not smile. You can't. It's impossible. Seriously, I'm the luckiest guy in the room: A Chess Professional who somehow managed to turn his love and knowledge of the game into the best job in the world! Though I don't play much actual chess myself these days, I'm proud to be the guy in charge of all the chess content you enjoy here. I take every chance I get to record videos and host Chess/TV shows myself, but "in between sets", I'm fortunate to work with an amazing team of amazing people doing amazing things.

Love the wife. Love the kids. Love the life.

mikeklein FM MikeKlein - Director of Content

FM stands for Fun Master. My favorite chess piece is the pencil on the scoresheet. I like writing about chess more than playing in tournaments, and Chess.com weirdly allows this blasphemous mindset. I'll take it! I report on tournaments, do live commentary, edit lots of videos and articles, and keep Chesskid.com running smoothly. I'm like a slightly older, less loquacious, lower-rated version of Danny. I like to travel, play tennis, bike, and play with my kitten, Ipso Facto.

peterdoggers CM PeterDoggers - Director of Content

Besides many different "little things", I am responsible for keeping you updated on the chess news. As a chess fan I can hardly imagine a better job, so I feel lucky and privileged to be able to do this for a living! I founded ChessVibes.com in 2007. In September 2013, Chess.com "proposed" to ChessVibes, and ChessVibes said yes! My site was acquired, and I was hired full time. The result? A great chess platform with great content (ahum). I live in Amsterdam with my girlfriend and Miep, our lovely cat. I like outdoor activities and (rock) music. And chess, of course!

Pete - Senior Editor

I am the senior editor at Chess.com.

My duties include managing the content calendar, maintaining editorial quality, and working with the rest of our talented staff to bring you the best chess articles, videos, and news on Chess.com and on its social media.

I am perhaps best-known for my aptly named column, "Pete's Pathetic Chess."

mjpennywark Michael (mjpennywark) - Video Editor

As a video editing guru, I put together the videos and make ChessTV better.

I also direct short films and enjoy writing for a variety of publications. I'm often found in the gym when not playing chess or spending time with my awesome wife. 

sofiawahdat Sofia (sofiawahdat) - Video Editor

I do video editing for the awesome chess.com users looking to learn chess from some incredible masters. I was born and raised in the NY Metropolitan area, but I love to travel. My two favorite countries that I have visited are Lebanon and Incredible India, but I look forward to traveling to many more spell-binding countries soon! I am about to be married to my king and hope to have a few pawns running around soon after.

SamCopeland NM Sam Copeland - Assistant Editor

For as long as I can remember, I've been enthusiastically blundering pieces. Gradually, my zeal for chess has lead me to more opportunities as a chess coach, instructor, and writer. In 2014, I started a company, Strategery: Chess and Games, to teach children in my hometown how to play the royal game.

Chess.com has been both my favorite place to play and train chess and my best resource for private and group coaching, and I'm excited to work for the Chess.com team, helping to edit and write some of the great content chess.com puts out every day."


jay Jay - CTO

Here from the beginning! I guide the company in the right direction on the tech front. I love to golf and play video games!

bcurtis Ben (bcurtis) - Director of Engineering

I'm one of the website developers, coding on Chess.com since just a few months after it was born. I fix things and build foundation-level stuff, and if I do it right then you won't notice much except a general increase in awesome. Outside of work, I write screenplays and am finishing my first novel — it must be a long-term passion, because I've been "finishing" it for years now. :)

marcosdsanchez Marcos - Senior PHP Developer

I'm in charge of creating awesome features and fixing bugs on the website. When I'm not coding, I like to spend time with my family or drive to beautiful places near my city (beach or mountains). I like music, good food and tv shows. I'm a huge beatles fan.

termleech Chuck (termleech) - Web Dev

I began my interest in computers at an early age spending hours hacking away on my Commodore 64. I consider myself a jack of all programming languages and master of none. Before coming to chess.com I was working on my own startup focused on mobile web apps for small businesses. I am married with two beautiful children. I hail from the US Midwest. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my kids, cycling and playing football and baseball with my son. I'm also a certified BBQ judge and spend many weekend during the summer judging contests.

yneves Yuri (yneves) - Front-end and Javascript developer

I've been a chess.com enthusiast long before i joined the team and i'm very excited to be part of it now. When i'm not coding professionaly, i'm coding for fun or getting a new tattoo.

yaroslavrudiak Slavko - Front-end Developer

Every specialist has their own priorities at work. The most important principle for me is to be detail-oriented. I am sure that the sense of easy intuitive interface is in details. Each pixel plays its own role.

echosa Brian (echosa) - Developer

I’ve been programming for fun since the mid 90’s and professionally since 2000. I enjoy learning and trying new languages and software, and I always find something new to apply to what I already know. Here at Chess.com, I work mostly as a PHP developer, but I also toss my hat into the front-end arena as well. Outside of work, when I’m not programming for fun, I’m a musician, a lyricist, a dragon collector, and occasionally a haiku writer. I also enjoy curling, Dota 2, and tea… lots and lots of tea.

pawnmorphy Dan (pawnmorphy) - Developer

I'm Dan Vignes, born in New Orleans but grew up and reside a few miles east in the city of Pass Christian, MS. I got hooked up with chess.com by replying to a really old job advertisement and talking with Erik for a few months! I’ve been brought on as a Web Developer and you’ll probably see me first doing things like getting master games rocking, random tickets, and some cool features coming down the pipe. I’ve been a professional developer for 12+ years, all over the place stack wise, and I couldn’t be more pumped to be a part of the team! When I’m not dev’ing I enjoy aggravating my two little girls and wife, doing things around my community, and of course playing Chess!

Michael Jablecki Michael - PHP Developer

Tearing up the code base with Symfony and PHP with Angular. Doing my part to improve developer tools, in house. Generally having a blast coding. When I'm not coding for chess.com, I'm coding hobby projects, trying pathetically hard to play keyboard and guitar, cooking delicious food, or playing poker, boardgames or videogames with friends.

trockey89 Aleksandar (trockey89) - Developer

All around back-end developer. If I'm not coding, I'm either eating or driving :) Going wherever I can go, enjoying nature and medieval architecture (and often combining it with coding).

ajessu Albert (ajessu) - PHP Developer

I'm a Web Developer usually found working with PHP and Symfony. When not in front of a computer, I enjoy the outdoors, football (the kicking the ball kind), traveling and learning about new things and cultures.

RiAsta Aleksandar (RiAsta) - Visual Developer

Everything you see on Chess.com and ChessKid.com website and apps, got its' looks thanks to design team. Well, I am proud to be part of it! I do my best to make flawless visual experiences and intuitive web and app interfaces, and I enjoy very much doing that. Hope you guys enjoy using new Chess.com as much as we did making it!

kalifg Michael (kalifg) - Developer

Husband and father to two beautiful daughters and six quirky canines.

Testing/Caching/Doctrine/MySQL guy. DevOps/Tools contributor. I enjoy working in multiple different languages and debugging tricky issues.

slavchoo Slava (slavchoo) - PHP Developer


ShonM ShonM - PHP Developer

Professionally: Polyglot hacker, knowledge hunter, documentation vacuum. Personally: Young Canadian, kitty daddy, and husband.

vladapopster Vladimir (vladapopster) - PHP Developer

Developing web applications by using PHP is my main occupation in last five years. I am passionate about Web technologies and creating new features on the Internet and make it a better place to live in. I am helping Chess.com to provide better API integration within our system. I am Web Developer, coming from Belgrade, Serbia. When I am not programming, I like to spend some time with my two awesome kids, enjoying in long mountain walks, sports, fishing, hanging out with my friends. Also I like to travel and meet other cultures and new peoples.

zarkostankovic86 Zarko (zarkostankovic86) - PHP Developer

I'm the guy who brings modern RESTful API to awesome Chess.com platform so our mobile applications get even better! Very passionate programmer, good friend, like to play sports, travel, hang out with my friends and everything that is considered good in life :) I also play guitar and since music is one of the most important things in my life, I like to play it often :D

lackovic10 Ivan (lackovic10) - PHP Developer & ChessKid.com PHP Developer

I work on developing features for the next version of chess.com including articles, news, lessons... I am also helping the new API team fix bugs and build a new version of the API. I like to play all kinds of sports, mostly basketball, tennis, handball etc, and also like to travel a lot and party :)

kwaamkit Jacob (kwaamkit) - Java & JavaScript Developer

Apparently, I write code much better than I play chess. I love them both though and that's why I work here at chess.com -- as a developer not a GM -- with our amazing team! Outside of chess, I love lounging out at tropical beach paradises or riding motorcycles through beautiful mountain terrains. I also love learning languages and am currently getting pretty proficient at reading/writing and speak Thai.

chirieac Adrian (chirieac) - JavaScript, WebGL/Flash Developer

I'm building a cool 3D chess board using WebGL. I'm a man who likes cats, wolf howls and tries to improve himself!


Roland - Director of Research

Among the many many qualifications that typically do not appear on my resume, I:
- have managed five winning political campaigns
- can operate a patch clamp and a flow cytometer
- was expelled from Johns Hopkins and disqualified from Jeopardy!, which both start with J
- have an Erdős number of 3

I also consider myself to be a professional yodeler, because someone once bought me a drink after karaoke, which is technically compensation.


Nathan - Engine Master

As a kid, I was given an Apple II computer, and I haven't stopped programming since. I've always enjoyed playing chess, but I was never all that good, so I decided to make a chess engine instead. Here at Chess.com, I have the tremendous blessing of getting paid to have fun tinkering on chess engines.

I grew up in the Midwest, but I've spent the last few years living in beautiful parts of Asia. Besides chess and programming, I love spending time with my wonderful wife and kids.


Gus - JavaScript Developer

I'm part of the frontend team creating new features. I started programming when I was twelve and my first major project was a chess app, on which I spent a disproportionate amount of time fixing issues with the Bughouse variant (the clue is in the name). I work from my home office in Hull, England. Before Chess.com, I did odd web development jobs for local companies. I like walking long distances and camping, ideally with a backpack that's big enough to sweep everything off the shelves whenever I happen to find myself turning around in a small shop.


Martyn - Front-end Developer

I'm Martyn Chamberlin, a 22-year-old software developer. I graduated this spring from Northeastern State University with a bachelor of science in computer science, and married my best friend Abigail in July! Besides loving web technologies, I enjoy cycling and running, and of course lots of chess. I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and sporadically maintain a blog at http://martynchamberlin.com.


Andy - Full-stack Developer

I’m a front-end developer who absolutely loves chess. It’s been enlightening to work with such forward-thinking people, on a game that I love and truly believe in, is a dream come true.


Demetrius (demetriusnunes) - Developer

I'm from Rio de Janeiro and I have 2 wonderful kids. I'm a mediocre self-taught chess player, but I've been in love with the game since I was a kid. I've done pretty much everything in software development: back-end, front-end, static, dynamic, OO, functional, big companies, startups, even management! I'm an obsessed learner and I also love playing electric guitar, tennis and Texas Hold'em.


Vitaliy - PHP Developer

I am in charge of moving the site to new engine, making things fast and reliable. Beside the work I am just a family guy.

piotr Piotr - Live Chess Architect

I've been here from the very beginning mainly focused on Live Chess (my passion) and coordinating all related projects and working with amazing people. I like photography and playing board games and I love to spend time with my family.

gena_s Gena (gena_s) - Live Chess Developer

I enjoy Java and traveling the world!

pablo Pablo (pablosaraiva) - Live Chess Developer

I work on the back-end, creating integration tests for the Live Chess. I have worked at Phoenix Online Studios, Banco do Brasil, Muvuca Games. I like to improve code quality and to play video games, real time strategy and turn based strategy games and also card and board games. Follow me on twitter - www.twitter.com/@pablosaraiva

shadowc Matias (shadowc) - JavaScript & Live Chess Developer

I work with all things Live Chess and blame Internet Explorer for all my bugs! I'm also a pianist and composer, former classical and now a rock/pop artist.

rododin Nikolay (rododin) - Live Chess Developer

I'm a Java Developer focused on LiveChess server, LiveChess Client API and other stuff like Chess Bots (computer players), monitoring applications, etc. I'm also a fan of Star Wars :) May the Force be with You!

alien_roger Alexey (alien_roger) - Android Developer

I'm just an Android Developer who do the best to provide chess.com users best chess experience with mobile apps. I love sports, photography, fun, family, books, science and music, and that's it. Nothing more is interests me :D. Love to travel and meet new people, new places, new thoughts and realisations. What I love about chess is that it is so old, so simple and provide so many ways to explore and study.

vladimirmalykhin Vladimir M - Android Developer

I'm a Java and Android Developer and I enjoy working at the best company in the world! :-) I live in Ukraine but speak Russian. I spend my free time with my daughter and wife.

vladimirmalykhin Mikael - Senior Android Developer

Some years ago I gave my contact information to Erik for "future purposes", I was not applying for a job. I just wanted to give Chess.com a heads-up about my strong interest in chess and what I could potentially bring to the table in the future! I only work part-time, and I'm mainly focusing on software architecture and looking into how the architecture of the Android app can be improved! As mentioned, I only work part-time; my main job is as an Android developer and Scrum Master at a company named Ustwo, mostly known to the public for the game Monument Valley! At the moment I work on an app for BMW who is the biggest client we have in our Nordic studio in Sweden, which is where I live. Before Ustwo I've worked at BlackBerry and at a company named TAT and in all of my 10 years in the business I've worked side-by-side with top-class designers, heavily focused on user interfaces, which is my strongest domain. Outside work, chess plays a huge part of my life, and has been since I started playing at the age of nine. Being president of our local club and also teaching chess to kids, as well as being an avid player myself!

pedrobolanos Pedro - iOS Developer

I'm an iOS developer who likes to lay out user interfaces until they look pixel perfect! I also like learning about new technologies, and making sure that coding standards and best practices are being followed. I also like developing and designing games! In my free time I love to watch and play soccer, and to goof around with my nephews!

faisal Faisal - iOS Developer

I work on iPhone/iPad app and serving Chess.com users is the best feeling I've ever had throughout my career. I think that the universe is a discrete continuity system where every distance is infinite and zero at the same time. Yeap, that's right. I'm crazy! :D

Emiliano Emiliano - iOS Developer

I got in touch with Erik around 2-3 years ago, he was looking for an iOS developer and I was looking for my first iOS projects as a freelancer, since I had been working for local companies and also freelancing but on other technologies. At that time he decided to hire someone else that had more chess background than I did, but I kept his contact info because I liked the project/app a lot, and he seemed like a nice guy to work with. So, from that point on, every time I had an opening I poked him in case he was looking for an iOS dev. There was a time some months ago when he said the had an opening but in the end I picked up a different project. Then around 1 month ago, I pinged him on skype, there was an opening and here I am :)

Right now I'm getting to know the codebase and working on my first batch of tasks, mostly related to ads so far. I'm gonna be coding any iOS-related task that is sent my way. My free time is burned away on soccer matches, playing the guitar or drums and playing on the xbox. I also enjoy reading, and getting together with friends for a barbecue. Attached there's a panoramic of the music room I have next to the bedroom and office (I just got up from the desk to take it), all welcome to play anytime.

bojanpejic5 Bojan - ChessKid.com PHP Developer

I'm working every day to make ChessKid.com more and more amazing, and I'm happy to be a member of such a great team! I love to play soccer and I'm playing it from my age of 8, in last 14 years I'm an active player of a local club. Beside sports, I like to travel and visit new places and learn about cultures, hang out with friends, watch a good movie or tv show for relaxing.

rafaqf Rafa - ChessKid.com Front-end Developer


igor Igor - Systems Administrator

I take care of the servers/network/backups and other systems infrastructure stuff. When not working I either spend time with my family or do an occasional outdoors recreational activity.


deepgreene Michael (DeepGreene) - Chess.com Project Manager & Social Media

In return for helping to design cool new features, I get to play with them first - and then tease everyone about it on Facebook & Twitter. I actually do still enjoy chess quite a bit, but I also love to stay a few steps ahead of my inner lazy slob by running at least 20 miles a week.

ChessKidGirl Christine (ChessKidGirl) - ChessKid.com Project Manager

I reach out to schools and youth organizations across the country & around the world - to introduce them to ChessKid.com and show how their students can learn and connect through chess. If you work with a large scholastic program, I'm here to help get your program organized, active, and make ChessKid.com easy to use. I'm also lucky to represent ChessKid.com in person at on-site events and tournaments. Stop by & say hi!

ignoble Dallin (ignoble) - Web & Interaction Designer

I do my best to help make Chess.com simple, easy, and fun to use. My passions in life include spending time with my wife and kids, running, cycling, snowboarding, hiking, camping, sushi, experiential learning, and creating cool stuff.

Marinche88 Marina (Marinche88) - Graphic Artist
NasarUllahKhan Nasar (NasarUllahKhan) - ChessKid.com Graphic Artist

I work as an artist for ChessKid.com. I create cartoon illustrations and do short animations of chess pieces and try bring them to life. I love to create art, cartoons, games and eat pizza :-). Its been awesome experience working with Chess.com team!

ChessKingT Tyler (ChessKingT) - Quality Assurance

I'm currently invested in ChessKid and Chess.com's v3 projects and am one of the people who suggests new features and reports the annoying bugs. I've been a member of chess.com for two years now and learned basic chess principles five years ago. Outside of chess, I enjoy taking things apart (and rebuilding them), swimming, bowling, tennis, playing with my dogs, and learning about computer programming languages.

chrka Christoffer (chrka) - Quality Assurance



erik Erik - CEO

My job is to hire people smarter than me - and I did! I am the luckiest person in the world to work with such amazing people on such a meaningful project like Chess.com. I am an avid chess player and love meeting random players from around the world - maybe I will see you over the board!

mycogen Misi - Advisor

I am an advisor to Chess.com. I believe that the modern Internet is perfect for intellectual gaming and chess is the most popular human mind game. An avid chess fan and player myself, I am very enthusiastic about the success of Chess.com and enjoy my role in helping the team. I am Hungarian/Russian and I work in venture capital where I get to meet and help many talented entrepreneurs.

brenan Brenan - Operations & Growth

I manage our ad inventory, demand generation, marketing optimization, and general business operations. I'm a professional snow/skateboarder; not in the sense that I actually get paid to do it or that I am any good, but I do handle myself professionally. Fortunately, I love internet business and marketing too!


Chess.com thanks and and recognizes those that volunteer their time to making Chess.com a better and more friendly place. From moderating live chess chats to the forums and even to hours of relaying the top chess games from top chess events, no job is a thankless one! A list of all of our volunteers that help keep Chess.com the #1 chess site can be found at the following links:


ChessMarkstheSpot ChessMarkstheSpot (Mark) - Chess.com/TV Group Manager and Co-Founder
RookedOnChess RookedOnChess (Donna) - Chess.com/TV Group Manager and Co-Founder
GeniusKJ Kairav Joshi (GeniusKJ) - President of Chess.com University


brucepandolfini NM brucepandolfini - Articles


danheisman NM danheisman - ChessTV & Articles


EugenePerelshteyn GM EugenePerelshteyn- Articles & Lessons


batgirl batgirl - Articles


JoseDiaz JoseDiaz - Chess Cartoons


Silman IM Jeremy Silman (Silman) - Articles


Gserper IM Gregory Serper (Gserper) - Articles


TigerChess TigerChess - Articles


Julio_Becerra GM Julio_Becerra - Articles


vbhat GM Vinay Bhat (vbhat) - Articles


DanielNaroditsky GM DanielNaroditsky - Articles


energia WIM Iryna Zenyuk (energia) - Articles


thamizhan GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan (thamizhan) - Articles


arunabi GM Arun Prasad (arunabi) - Articles


GMMelik GM Melikset Khachiyan (GMMelik) - ChessTV & Videos


gmfinegold GM Ben Finegold (gmfinegold) - ChessTV & Videos


mauriceashley GM mauriceashley - Videos


vmikhalevski GM Victor Mikhalevski (vmikhalevski) - Videos


Irochka83 GM Irina Krush (Irochka83) - ChessTV & Videos
MacMolner GM Mackenzie Molner (MacMolner) - Videos


axvesik WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (axvesik) - ChessTV & Videos


wcachess IM Rusa Goletiani (wcachess) - Videos


alisa_melekhina FM alisa_melekhina - Videos


superblysse GM Alexander Shabalov (superblysse) - ChessTV


RLH2 GM Robert Hess (RLH2) - ChessTV


HongKongJohn John Sargent (HongKongJohn) - ChessTV


CamillaB WGM Camilla Baginskaite (CamillaB) - Videos


jfriedel GM Josh Friedel (jfriedel) - Videos & ChessTV


Shankland GM Sam Shankland (Shankland) - Videos & ChessTV


ImmortalTechnique FM Elliott Liu (ImmortalTechnique) - Videos & ChessTV


TigerLilov IM Valeri Lilov (TigerLilov) - Videos


JRLOK GM Roman Dzindzichashvili (JRLOK) - Videos


Natalia_Pogonina WGM Natalia_Pogonina - Articles


AlexYermo GM Alex Yermolinsky (AlexYermo) - Videos & ChessTV


Keaton87 IM Keaton Kiewra (Keaton87) - Videos


Ginger_GM GM Simon Williams (Ginger_GM) - Videos


Dlugy GM Maxim Dlugy (Dlugy) - Videos


kaidanov GM Gregory Kaidanov (kaidanov) - Videos


dbojkov GM Dejan Bojkov (dbojkov) - Articles, Videos & Lessons


Nezhmet IM Mark Ginsburg (Nezhmet) - Videos & ChessTV
Trendle IM Thomas Rendle (Trendle) - Videos & ChessTV


AlexanderL GM Alex Lenderman (AlexanderL) - Videos


MusicCityMaster FM Todd Andrews (MusicCityMaster) - Videos


hellokostya FM Kostya Kavutskiy (hellokostya) - Videos & Articles


BryanSmith GM BryanSmith - Articles & Lessons


JoelBchess FM Joel Banawa (JoelBchess) - Lessons


dpruess IM David Pruess (dpruess) - Friend & Special Content Contributor


DavidPetty DavidPetty - Friend and ChessKid Contributor


jon Jon - Friend and Technical Advisor


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  • 14 months ago


    When the server got down I lost the game and next time i got a warning from chess.com. This is not fear. Can someone fix that ?

  • 14 months ago



    Thank you for this excellent website. I am amazed how quickly my chess game and also my grand-children has improved in just a few lessons. I am a beginner but if fell like an IM already. May God bless this website for ever.




  • 14 months ago


    Every work I submit has something to do with my favorite sport CHESS!!!

  • 14 months ago


    chess for me ,such as drug addiction, so it is our duty to thank the continuing your efforts.Your efforts never forgets .

  • 14 months ago


    It is a real good game

  • 14 months ago


    chess.com the best chess site for playing  and learning

  • 14 months ago


    There are video lessons in Italian language?

  • 14 months ago


    esistono video lezioni in italiano?   

  • 14 months ago


    Any chess masters willing to play a game with me?

  • 14 months ago

    NM ProphetoftheLord

    You guys/gals have done a stunningly effective job here. It's always a pleasure to log in and play.Kudos to all who make this site my online home!!

  • 14 months ago


    chess.com is really very usefull for chess player in the world

  • 14 months ago


    This site once gave 2 minutes to reconnect before the game is considered abandoned. For my part, I am willing to give my opponent 60 more seconds before our game, sometimes a very good game, is considered abandoned. I am for reinstating the 2 minute policy.

  • 14 months ago


    The problem with a 2 minute reconnection time is that people who disconnect do so usually when they make an error or are in a hopeless position in their game. It is obvious in these cases that they will not come back.

  • 14 months ago


    Previously you had 2 mins for reconection,in case internet line got disconected, now the time of 1 min is extremely short and by the time line gets reconected, the game shows as abondend, kindly get it back to 2 mins.

  • 14 months ago


    Время в игре 10 мин. идут не правильно!

  • 14 months ago


    good work

  • 14 months ago


    good work

  • 14 months ago


    Chess is a very engrossing game using the mind.  It is no secret that some of the most serious chess players have developed mental disorders as a result. Despite this negative, chess is most relaxing and addictive form of recreation and engaging in it could be likened to reading a favorite novel.

  • 14 months ago


    The luster of chess will forever shine in the hearts of those who appreciates the beauty and complexity of this ancient game.

  • 14 months ago


    Chess is great

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