We are a USChess affiliated club. You must be a current member of USChess to belong to our online club and to participate in our USChess rated live tournaments.

Membership in our club and eligibility to play in our USChess rated tournaments requires that you follow the instructions below to verify your USChess membership and apply to join the USChess - Members Only club.


In order to compete in any US Chess Online rated event, players are required to be an active US Chess member and have filled out the form below. For weekly games, the official US Chess - Members Only club runs regular online rated events.

Please allow 48 to 72 hours for US Chess to verify your US Chess ID and PIN. By registering your Chess.com username with your US Chess ID, US Chess is able to ensure you are protected from rating fraud.

For a faster processing time, we recommend requesting to join the club after filling out the application. You only need to fill out the form once to gain eligibility, but if you change your username you may need to resubmit the form to renew your authentication.

If you do not know your PIN, check the back of your Chess Life magazine. If you do not have a Chess Life magazine subscription, please visit the US Chess PIN Request Center and fill out the required information. Upon completion, US Chess will send your PIN to the email they have on file for you. 


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