Who is allowed to join a tournament?

Anyone can join an Online Chess tournament as long as they meet the criteria for the specific tournament (usually related to ratings).

Tournament Directors (TDs) have the ability to change the requirements on a per-tournament basis, but the default criteria is given below:

  • Must have completed at least five rated games of Online Chess on Chess.com (required for all tournaments).
  • Must have no more than a 10% timeout ratio in the last 90 days. (See here for more on that.)


Premium members can join an unlimited amount of tournaments, basic members can play 1 at a time.

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