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!  :)
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