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Prices Are Changing For NEW Premium Members On Sept. 1
Prices are increasing in some countries, and are decreasing in even more. To see your current and future rate, visit chess.com/membership.

Prices Are Changing For NEW Premium Members On Sept. 1

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On September 1, for the first time since 2009, we are changing our membership plans. As part of this change, prices will be increasing in some countries and are decreasing in even more. We are also changing the structure of our plans; Gold and Platinum members will receive unlimited puzzles and lessons. Unlimited game review will be available for Platinum and Diamond plans. To see your current and future plans and pricing, visit chess.com/membership.

Before we talk about why we are making these changes, there are a few important things to note:

  • PRICES AND PLAN FEATURES WILL ONLY CHANGE FOR NEW PREMIUM MEMBERS ON SEPTEMBER 1.
  • All members who have a premium account or upgrade their accounts before September 1 will be "grandfathered in" at their current prices and plan features for the foreseeable future (though additional VAT/taxes may still apply).
  • If you’ve been considering upgrading to premium, now is a great time to lock in your pricing.
  • If you are an existing Gold, Platinum, or monthly premium member, now is a great time to upgrade to an annual Diamond membership and lock in your price going forward!
  • Visit chess.com/membership to see what your current and future rates will be.

Upgrade your Chess.com Membership

We started Chess.com 20 years ago with simple goals and ambitions. We wanted to build a community where people could play games in a safe and friendly environment. A place to find friends, share ideas, learn from each other, and build chess stories to celebrate the best game in the world. In that time, we’ve built a team of incredible people who love creating amazing experiences in chess. Things like:

  • Game Review: To help players learn from their own moves and games.
  • Puzzle Rush and Puzzle Battle: Turning tactics training into a fun and competitive experience.
  • Coach Explanations: Showing players easy-to-understand reasons why the moves of their games are good or bad.
  • Classroom: Giving coaches, students, and friends the most efficient and simple-to-use place to analyze games and positions together.
  • Insights: Analyzing and visualizing the collection of a member’s games to give objective, useful, and fun feedback about the way they play.
  • Events: Letting anyone keep up with all the information for live chess events.
  • And many more wonderful features!

We are continuing to invest heavily in improving our features, especially in tools that help players understand chess more deeply. We have bigger, faster, more reliable servers to go along with our newer, state-of-the-art anti-cheating technology. We are giving more and more money back to the chess community by creating tools to support creators, bringing bigger events for chess players, and creating better content for our members. And we have a lot more exciting, innovative things coming! To grow sustainably, we decided many years ago to offer subscriptions as an option for people who wanted access to ever-evolving features, an ad-free experience, and to support the game of chess.

Since we launched our premium membership prices in 2009, inflation has gone up, in turn driving up expenses like hosting, business services, and prizes. Many countries now also apply VAT to purchases on Chess.com. At the same time, not all countries are in the same economic situation. Due to these considerations, for the first time in our company’s history, we have revised our plans and pricing to grow more sustainably and equitably.

Now is your last chance to upgrade to an annual Diamond membership and lock in your price for unlimited access to everything Chess.com offers. Not only will you get to enjoy all of the features we currently have, but also, you will have access to all of the new things we’re releasing in the future that will change the way people learn, play, and enjoy chess.

We truly appreciate the support you’ve given us over the past 20 years. Our mission of building the best online chess community has never been stronger, and we are committed to continuing to provide our nearly 90 million members with the best possible chess experience there is.

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