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  • Private Forums
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  • Groups and Teams
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I signup if I don't have a credit card?

    If you don't have a credit card you can use the Paypal option on the checkout page. You can also send a check or money order to Chess.com, PO Box 60400, Palo Alto, CA 94306

  • What if I want to just try a plan? Can I cancel it or change it for any reason?

    Yes. Take a plan for a test drive and if you’re not satisfied for any reason, you can get a full refund for up to 30 days. No questions asked. If you just want to switch to a different plan you can do so at any time in your "Membership" settings without any penalties.

  • How can I upgrade, downgrade, or change plans?

    You can change plans any time without losing your membership credit! Simply choose your new plan and your existing membership credit will be applied to your new membership plan.

  • Will I really get better at chess?

    Yes. With a premium plan, you will get access to the best chess training tools available. Our internal studies show that premium members are able to improve their game much faster than regular members. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, a premium membership will help take your game to the next level

  • How do these compare to the free plan?

    With a free plan you can play live and turn-based chess, but you get very limited access to tactics trainer, tournaments, videos, and other training resources and membership benefits. To make free plans possible, ads are displayed throughout the site for free members.

  • How do I get a free trial?

    You actually don't need a free trial – all memberships include a 30-day money-back no-questions-asked guarantee! So signup now and get started. We do also offer no-money-down free trials, but those are only offered occasionally to random accounts.

  • Will my plan also upgrade my iPhone, iPad, or Android app?

    Yes. The plan you choose here will sync with your mobile apps so you can enjoy our mobile premium features like Videos, Tactics Trainer, and Computer Workouts (and no ads).

  • I'd like to give a Gift Membership to someone. How can I do that?

    To give a gift membership simply click here and you can upgrade some else's account. That's really nice of you!

  • I have more questions about memberships. Where can I ask questions?

    No problem – we're here to answer your questions! Click here to contact our support staff and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!