Impossible! It is impossible without being a 'paying customer' on chess.com to play chess without constant internet connection problems. Why wasn't this made clear in the beginning before much frustration from losing won games because of faulty website connections? Watching one's provisional 1400 rating go up at first because of actual good connections (to tempt us) and then watch one's rating dive downward... down, down, down is very time wasting. Therefore, since I cannot get enough 'free' playing time in order to make an informed decision to 'join' chess.com, I must eliminate this from my life and go back to playing on lichess. I have tried this before and had hoped that this time would be different, but it is not. Adios!