What kind of avatars are allowed?

All kinds of avatars are allowed on Chess.com, as long as they meet the below requirements!

Avatars must NOT contain:

  • Gore, blood or other bodily fluids
  • Hate symbols, pictures of war criminals, depictions of murder or other criminal acts/illegal substances
  • Profanity in any language (including ASL and “flicking someone off”) or racial slurs
  • Full nudity, pornographic images
  • Pornographic cartoons or anime (hentai/ecchi).
  • Strategically covered nudity, sheer or see-through clothing, lewd undergarments or provocative poses (cartoons included.)
  • Close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches (cartoons included.)
  • Unauthorized copyrighted material
  • Pictures mocking or impersonating another Chess.com member
  • Political or religious references 

Avatars containing any of the above will be removed, and repeated offenses may lead to account restrictions or closure. 

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