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!
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
- See your position on leaderboards
- Join a club or league
- Play against the computer, choose from 14 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!
The first tier of our premium accounts, Gold accounts get everything a basic account gets, PLUS:
- NO ADS
- 25 puzzles per day
- 5 Puzzle rush and Puzzle battle per day
- Lessons: Study any Lesson from the first two sections of the Guide for free - plus any other three Lessons per week.
- Unlimited game review and analysis
- Access all 67 computer personalities
- Play multiple games at once. Host your own simul!
- All Drills unlocked
- Use Advanced editing tools on your profile page
- Create your own club
- Unlocks all Endgames positions
- Earn 3 vacation days per month and store up to 60 vacation days
- Unlock full use of opening explorer, look any number of moves deep! Use opening explorer to explore your own games!
- Automatic time-out protection for Daily games
- Custom flair icons
Ready to get Gold? Become a member here!
The next tier, for those serious about puzzles, Platinum accounts get everything Basic and Gold accounts get PLUS:
- Unlimited puzzles
- Unlimited Puzzle rush and Puzzle battle
- Lessons: Study any Lesson from the first three sections of the Guide for free - plus any other five Lessons per week.
- Unlimited game review and analysis
- Earn 5 vacation days per month and store up to 90 vacation days
- Additional Custom flair icons
- Invite friends to your analysis board
Want Platinum? Become a member here!
Diamond is the top tier membership, for true chess enthusiasts! Diamond accounts get everything Basic, Gold and Platinum accounts get PLUS:
- Unlimited Lessons in all sections!
- Unlimited access to our huge video library!
- Unlimited Game Review + Move Explanations!
- Unlimited Puzzles, Puzzle Rush and Puzzle Battle!
- Access the Insights feature to see stats and data on all your games!
- Additional Custom flair icons!
- Customize analysis settings to get the most out of analysis!
- use Max Analysis to go deep on difficult positions!
Ready for the Diamond experience? Become a member here!