Fair Play Policy

The following text is an informative translation only. The only legally valid version is available in English.
Effective date: April 21, 2022

Chess.com has a responsibility to maintain a clean, fair platform for chess players around the world. We reserve the right to monitor all chess games played on our platform. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time without notice to you. Please see our User Agreement for more information regarding the applicability and enforcement of the Fair Play Policy.

  • All of your moves must be your own
  • Do not cheat in any way
  • Do not get help from any other person, including parents, friends, coaches or another player
  • Do not use chess engines, software of any kind, bots, plugins or any tools that analyze positions during play
  • Do not use tablebases or any other resources that show the best move (in both Online and Daily chess)
  • You may use Opening Explorer or other books without engine evaluations in Daily chess only (not in Online / Live play)
  • Do not perform any automated analysis or “blunder checking” of your games in progress
  • Do not allow anyone else to use your account
  • Do not use anyone else's account
  • Do not artificially manipulate ratings, matches, or game outcomes
  • Do not interfere with the gameplay of other members
  • Suspecting your opponent of using outside help is not an excuse to do the same. If you suspect someone is cheating, report the player to Chess.com.

EXCEPTION: These rules do not apply to unrated games or tactics. However, if you intend to use assistance against your opponent, you must notify them beforehand. We may expand or narrow any applicable exceptions to the Fair Play Policy at any time without notice to you.

WARNING: If we determine that you have violated our Fair Play Policy, then we will close your account and label it closed for a Fair Play violation. All account status changes are made in our sole discretion. For a full listing of the measures we will take to both monitor your play on Chess.com and enforce our Fair Play Policy, see the Termination and Account Limitations sections of our User Agreement.