The Best Groups on

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There are so many groups on that site members can join but which groups are the best, and why? Below, you will find a list of the absolute best groups on


#1 University University is the largest group on and the best chess-teaching organization on internet! From college-like chess courses to chess camps with super-GMs, University has it all! The group also offers simuls with grandmasters, interactive chess seminars, live member game analysis shows and much more! University has a world-class teaching staff. Instructors either formally or presently associated with University include: super-GM Boris Gelfand, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, GM Valeriy Aveskulov, GM Ben Finegold, GM Levan Aroshidze, GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM Mac Molner, GM Dejan Bojkov, IM Valeri Lilov, IM Daniel Rensch, IM David Pruess, FM Dalton Perrine, NM Dane Mattson, NM John Williams, and Kairav Joshi.

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join University:


#2 We Chat Global

We Chat Global is the second largest group on and the best group for chatting and socializing. If you're looking to chat with fellow chess players, want to find someone to play online, or are simply looking for a chess study-buddy, We Chat Global is a great group to join. The group also hosts member tournaments and is ranked #14 on the Team Match Leaderboard.

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join We Chat Global:


#3 The Power of Chess

The Power of Chess is among the largest groups on the site and is ranked #1 on the Vote Chess Leaderboard and Team Match Leaderboard. With more than 900 team matches and 100 vote chess games in progress, The Power of Chess is indeed the most active chess-playing team on

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join The Power of Chess:


#4 U.S. Chess Federation

With over 1,300 members, U.S. Chess Federation is the largest U.S.-based team on With 88% team matches won and victory in 93% of the vote chess games, U.S. Chess Federation is one of the strongest chess-playing teams on the site. U.S. Chess Federation is ranked #1 in the May 2014 vote chess ELO rating list as calculated by member Daws74. U.S. Chess Federation is known for its high-quality discussions in vote chess games. If you wish to learn from participating in vote chess games, U.S. Chess Federation is for you!

However, only U.S. citizens, residents, and/or members of the actual USCF may join this group. Those who join without meeting one of the requirements will be promptly removed. Only those who have something to do with chess in the United States should join.

Click HERE or follow the link provided below to join U.S. Chess Federation:


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There are other great groups on the site but for now, our list ends here. Be sure to join the first three groups listed here as well as the fourth if you qualify. Stay tuned for another post that continues the list we started here!

Kairav Joshi

I am the Founder and CEO of Chess University LLC, the world's leading online chess academy with its primary website located at

My journey in the chess education world began when I became a #1-selling coach on I later became President of University and started offering "super-premium" services, that went beyond's core offerings.


In summer of 2014, I organized the world's first online chess camp featuring 2012 Vice Wold Chess Champion GM Boris Gelfand.


Towards the end of 2014, I created the Prodigy Program which today is Chess University's flagship offering as well as the world's undisputed #1 chess course. Five-time World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand started teaching in the Prodigy Program in 2016 and has been helping Chess University / revolutionize online chess learning since then. In 2017, 13th World Champion Anatoly Karpov taught a live lesson in the Prodigy Program.


Instructors formally or presently associated with Chess University include: Five-time World Champion GM Vishy Anand, 13th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Alexei Shirov, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Erwin l'Ami, IM Mark Dvoretsky, IM Nazi Paikidze, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM Daniel Rensch, IM David Pruess, FM Dalton Perrine, FM Elliott Liu, FM Arne Jochens, Kairav Joshi, and many others. 

Join the Chess University group if you are interested in learning chess from the best!


Visit to learn about our courses and other services.


Outside the chess world, I am also an educational entrepreneur with interests in bringing top STEM education to schools around the world.


Outside of my present career, the subject that interests me most is astrophysics. I've studied the orbital dynamics of our solar system in the past and enjoy reading about the latest research done to find exoplanets.


I love working and partnering with great people and great businesses. Contact me if you'd like to improve at chess or work together on something else!



Kairav Joshi

President and CEO

Chess University LLC

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