How do I connect my USCF ID to my account?

US Chess Federation members can use their member ID to play US Chess rated chess on

Here’s how to connect your USCF account to your account!

  1. Request to join the US Chess club. Click here to go to the club, then click the ‘join’ button. 
  2. Then you will need to link your username to your US Chess profile. On the US Chess site you will log into your account/profile and add your username:
  3. Log in to your US Chess account, choose Update Profile and under Online Chess Partners, choose under 'site' and enter your username

    and then hit  Submit at the bottom of the page.
  4. Fill out the Authentication Form to link it on the side, Find the Authentication Form on the following page and Submit:
  5. Once you have both clicked ‘join’ and filled out and submitted the authentication form, it may be 7-10 days before your request is approved. 

Once you are approved, you will be able to join the official Live tournaments held on! You can find the tournaments by going to, and clicking on 'tournaments' 

View the full schedule here! 

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