How do I create or cancel an open challenge?

Create an open challenge

There are two ways to create an open challenge! One is by doing a quick match! If you click on quick match, and it can't find any games that  match your time preference and rating range, it will create an open challenge for you instead, and you can wait for the game to be accepted. Click here to read about how to browse and accept other members' open challenges! 

The other way is to create a custom challenge: 

A custom challenge allows you to choose the rating range of your opponent, choose a custom opening, limit the game to only premium members, and more. Click here to read more about custom challenges!

Custom challenges create an open challenge that members can choose to accept or not. If your custom challenge is very specific, you may have to wait a while to find someone who wants to play with those options. If you get tired of waiting, or change your mind, you can cancel your open challenge.

Cancel an open challenge

To cancel an open challenge, go to your Daily games list by hovering over 'Play' and clicking 'Daily Chess':

This will take you to a list of your ongoing games, and below that, a list of your open challenges or 'seeks': 

Click on the 'x' to the right of the challenge to cancel it. 

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