Using Chess.com

Help! I think I found a virus on Chess.com!?

Rest assured there is no virus code on Chess.com! Chess.com is the largest chess site on the internet and a trustworthy organization. Our codebase is frequently checked by several top programmers for quality and safety. Additionally, every file submitted by users passes through strict anti-virus det...

How do I invite players to my tournament?

To invite players to a tournament you are hosting, use the "Invite People" link located in the TD Tools section on your Tournament page. It is located on the menu on the right-hand side of the page: Once you click this link, you will be able to list all of the players you wish to send an invite t...

What should I do if another member is rude or abusive?

Chess.com is a global community of chess players. And while 99% of our members are wonderful, you may occasionally encounter somebody who is rude or offensive. Unfortunately, we cannot police every word said between every member on the site - nor can we save every word of every chat in our database....

How is average time per move calculated?

Average time per move is calculated and adjusted each time you make a move in an online chess (correspondence) game. When a move is made, the total number of seconds passed since your opponent moved is added to your "total move time" and your "total move count" is incremented by one. (Seconds passed...

Fair Play on Chess.com: What you Need to Know

What are the rules? No chess programs or engines (e.g. Chessmaster, Fritz, Komodo, Houdini, Stockfish, Chessbase with any active UCI engine, etc.) can be used to analyze positions in ongoing games at any time. In Daily Chess (turn-based games with several days per move), you may consult any...

How can I donate to Chess.com?

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How do I turn on/off my vacation status?

You can enable Vacation Time by going directly to your Daily Chess settings. To put yourself ON vacation, check the "PAUSE MY GAMES!" switch. Of course, simply switch it back on when you're ready to play again. (You will be unable to make moves as long as you are on vacation.) When you go on...

How do I send a friend request?

When you see your friend chatting in the main live chess chatroom, click on their username. A menu will appear. On the menu, choose "Add Friend." The other user has three options, once they see the request: Accept, Decline or Ignore: If they accept the request, you will be able to see them ...

How can I play without receiving chat messages from my opponent?

To play without chat messages during the game you can click the "disable chat" link in the upper right corner of the messages window. Once this has been disabled, it cannot be re-enabled for that game. Also, if you prefer to have the chat always turned off, you can choose this by going into your l...

Computer Analysis? How do I get my games analyzed?

Computer Analysis is an instructive feature that gives you an "expert opinion" on games you've played at Chess.com. See where you (or your opponent) missed opportunities, and give yourself a chance to really learn from your mistakes! Simply view any completed game: Live Chess or Online Chess (but ...