What are the rules for playing?
Rules of Chess
Please see this article to get started playing the world's greatest game!
Rules of Chess.com
- You may only have one Chess.com member account. (See here for reasons why.)
- Outside assistance from other people, computers/chess engines, or endgame tablebases is entirely prohibited
- In turn-based chess, You MAY use books, magazines, or other articles. You may also use computer databases (including Chess.com's Game Explorer). for opening moves.
- Openings books and game databases may be consulted for Online (correspondence-style) Chess only
- No reference tools of any sort are permitted in Live Chess
- Treat others with respect and expect the same!
- Have fun! :)