Memberships in sanctioned countries

At, we take great pride in serving the global chess community, connecting millions players from every country around the world. Which is why we regret that – due to sanctions imposed by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) – we are unable to process payments from the following countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
We wish things were different, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are in these countries, we hope you will continue using with a free account. Click here to see all of the benefits you can still enjoy.
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