Using Chess.com

How do I get the PGN of my game?

It's never been easier to get a PGN of your completed games! If you'd like to download many of your PGNs at once, go into your Archive. Click the checkbox next to any game for which you'd like the PGN. At the top of the screen, click on the "download icon" Your PGN download will begin. ...

How do I use the Analysis Board & Editor?

Analysis Board Once you have downloaded your PGN you are ready to use the Analysis Board Editor. Please see the Analysis Board below. Here you can move pieces freely and create whatever setup you want. You can drag pieces on and off the board. Entering moves into the Analysis Board is necessary b...

What do the computer evaluation numbers mean (like +2.25)?

Chess engines (computer programs) use a standard notation to indicate who is better off (White or Black) in a given position. It's pretty simple, actually. First, a positive ("+") number means that White's position is better; conversely, a negative ("-") means things look better for Black. The num...

In the computer analysis, what's the difference between inaccuracy, mistake, and blunder?

When you are reviewing the output from a Computer Analysis of a game, it can be useful to know how terms like "inaccuracy," "mistake," and "blunder" compare to each other. Assuming the position is roughly even (no big advantage for either white or black), it works like this: "Inaccuracy" - The com...

What is PGN & FEN?

PGN (Portable Game Notation) is an easy-to-read format which records both the moves of the game (in standard algebraic notation) and any related data such as the names of the players, the winner/loser, and even the date the game was played. Here is an example taken directly from the chess.com archi...

How do Game Comments work? Who can comment & when?

Chess.com members can leave comments on games - just as they can with other kinds of user-generated content (blogs, articles, forum posts, etc.). In the case of Online Chess, we don't want outside interference in the outcome of a game, so the system "protects" the players until the game ends. Here'...

Why can't I see all of my games history?

All games are saved in your games archive. We do not delete any games. Basic members can only view the most recent 30 days of their games history. Premium members can view all of their games archive If you choose to upgrade your account, you will then be able to view all games you have played on C...

Does Chess.com offer benefits for elite or titled players?

Chess.com has a lot to offer if you're a titled player! First of all, if you hold a qualifying title (see list below), you get a lifetime Diamond membership for free. That gives you access to the best features available online for playing, sharpening your game, or finding students & doing onli...

What are Team Matches?

A team match is when two teams have a match against each other with multiple players from each group playing games against each other. Each player selected to participate in the match will play two games against the other team (one game each with White and Black colors). Players are matched up by ...

Advanced Editor Tools Help

Basic instructions for entering content Chess.com uses a rich editor that allows you to have control over what you post! The WYSWYG editor allows you to create content with word processor-like formatting. Type your content directly in, then highlight the text you wish to style (make bold, italic or...