Why must I enter payment info to start a FREE trial?

We ask for a payment method when someone starts a free trial to verify there is a real person behind the account. This also prevents people using multiple Chess.com accounts to get free premium benefits over and over again. 

Also, please remember...

  • If you cancel the free trial before it ends, you aren't charged anything.
  • If you forget to cancel in that time-frame, there is still a full money-back guarantee for 30 days for first time buyers. This provides lots of time (risk-free) to decide if premium membership is right for you.
  • Even if you try the Trial, don't buy membership, then months later decide to buy premium, you will still be a 'first time buyer' and have the 30 day money back guarantee! 

Give it a try!

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