Community Policies

Effective date: June 5, 2020 has become the largest online chess community with millions of active members representing every country on the planet. Our goal is to create a fun, safe, and fair place for all chess fans to enjoy the game.

We encourage all members to treat others how they would like to be treated and to follow the specific guidelines below. Players and community members who are unable to follow these rules will be subject to warnings, restricted privileges, separated playing pools, or even having their accounts closed.

Community Conduct Policy

  • Be kind, helpful, and forgiving
  • We will not tolerate racism, sexism, bigotry, or violent threats
  • Do not abuse, attack, threaten, discriminate, or mistreat other members in any way
  • Do not hijack threads, troll, or post distracting or meaningless content
  • Do not post spam, advertisements, or copy/paste comments and messages
  • Do not excessively promote your club
  • Do not publicly debate religious or political topics
  • Do not post obscene or pornographic content
  • Do not discuss illegal activities
  • Do not open more than one account

Sportsmanship Policy

  • Do not abort games frequently
  • Do not make your opponents wait unnecessarily
  • Do not disconnect or quit without resigning when lost
  • Do not harass or accuse your opponents

Fair Play Policy

  • Do not get help from any other person, player, or coach
  • Do not allow anyone else to use your account or access anyone else's account
  • Do not use chess engines, bots, plugins or any tools that analyze positions during play
  • You may use Opening Explorer or other opening books without engine evaluations in Daily chess only
  • Do not artificially manipulate ratings, matches, or game outcomes
  • Do not interfere with the game-play of other members
  • You may not use tablebases, or any other resources which reveal the best move
  • Do not "blunder check" or do any analysis of your games in progress
  • If you suspect your opponent is using outside help, this is not an excuse for you to do the same. Please report the player

If you have any questions about our policies, please reach out to our Support Team.