What does each level of membership get me?
If you are thinking about becoming a member on Chess.com, you are probably curious about what each membership level offers. Here is a breakdown of each membership type, and all the features available to them!
Note: The below plans are as of September 1st 2022. If you signed up for your plan before that date, you will be on the classic plans. Click here to see more details on your classic plan.
BASIC (free) account
This is the account that all members have upon signup. A free account comes with access to all of the following:
- Learn from our lessons, the “New to Chess” section of the Guide is free for all members. Plus you get one additional Lesson of your choice per week.
- Practice with puzzles, 3 per day
- Play Puzzle Rush and Puzzle Battle five times on your first day, then once each per day after that
- 1 full game review analysis per day
- Play unlimited chess, in all time settings, Daily, Rapid, Blitz and Bullet
- Play chess variants, such as 4 player chess, bughouse, 3-check, and more
- Join tournaments
- Create your own club
- Create your own Classroom and invite your students to learn from you
- See your position on leaderboards
- Join a club or league
- Play against the computer, choose from 20+ distinct personalities!
- Unlock achievements and give and receive awards
- Send cheers and badges to your friends and opponents
- Browse your archive, all your games are saved there
- Change your pieces, board, and background to a theme of your choosing
- Watch ChessTV, read and create your own blog, read news, and browse articles
- Post in the forums, play the daily puzzle, do limited drills, play solo chess, use the vision trainer
- Browse our huge library of master games
- Use the opening library and the opening explorer to look at the first 4 moves of any opening.
- Practice Endgames, access the first position in each section
- Earn 2 vacation days per month and store up to 30 vacation days
Sound interesting? Sign up here!
A necessity for those looking to improve their chess! Gold accounts get everything a basic account gets, PLUS:
- NO ADS
- UNLIMITED access to all lessons
- UNLIMITED access to our huge video library
- UNLIMITED puzzles
- UNLIMITED Puzzle Rush and Puzzle Battle
- Unlock full use of opening explorer, look any number of moves deep! Use opening explorer to explore your own games!
- Access all 100+ computer personalities
- Enable open enrollment in your Classroom, no more need to invite each individual student!
- Play multiple games at once. Host your own simul!
- Manage up to 75 Daily tournaments at once!
- All Drills unlocked
- All Endgames positions unlocked
- Earn 3 vacation days per month and store up to 60 vacation days
- Automatic time-out protection for Daily games
- Custom flair icons
Ready to get Gold? Become a member here!
The next level of membership, Platinum accounts get everything Basic and Gold accounts get PLUS:
- UNLIMITED game review and analysis
- Manage up to 100 Daily tournaments at once!
- Earn 5 vacation days per month and store up to 90 vacation days!
- Additional Custom flair icons!
Want Platinum? Become a member here!
Diamond is the top tier membership, unlock the full potential of Chess.com! Diamond accounts get everything Basic, Gold and Platinum accounts get PLUS:
- Unlimited Game Review PLUS get coach explanations on all of your moves!
- Access the Insights feature to see stats and data on all your games!
- Customize the analysis settings to get the most out of analysis!
- Even more Custom flair icons!
Ready for the Diamond experience? Become a member here!