Live Chess

How do I fix slowness in Live Chess?

Try and disable "Hardware Acceleration" to see if it is causing slowness in your browser. The Chrome and Firefox browsers have an option for "Hardware Acceleration" in their advanced settings. This option is enabled by default, even though, at this point, it has been found to be a cause of signifi...

How do the time controls work in the Live Chess?

Time Controls - Games on Live Chess are always timed. Conventionally, there are two numbers required to describe the time control: the first number is how many minutes you have to make all of your moves. 5| the second is how many bonus seconds you get for every move you make. |5 So a t...

Why are there three different ratings in Live Chess?

Live Chess has three different ratings based on different time controls: Bullet rating - For games under 3 minutes. Blitz rating - For games of 3 minutes to 14 minutes. Rapid rating - For games 15 minutes and longer. Note that the per-move bonus time IS significant here - not just the base...

How do I make my moves when playing Live Chess?

Moving the chess pieces is easy! You can either drag the pieces with your mouse, or click on the piece and then again on its destination square. keywords: move, pieces, destination, click, mouse movement piece

What are the rules of behavior for Live Chess?

Rules of Behavior Chess.com is a friendly community. The following behavior is prohibited and can result in your being kicked or banned: Cheating Accusations of cheating (naming/shaming) Offensive/vulgar language/toilet humor Personal attacks Spamming (spammy pointless/distrac...

How do I chat with other players in the Live Chess?

To chat, simply type into the white text box found in your current game tab and hit the ENTER key on your keyboard. We also have many chat rooms that you can choose from. To go to one, simply click the "Chat" tab then sub tab "Rooms" And select the room you want to join! You may also...

Playing Live Chess on Chess.com

Rules of Behavior Chess.com is a friendly community. The following behavior is prohibited and can result in your being kicked or banned: - Cheating - Accusations of cheating - 'naming/shaming' - Offensive/vulgar language/toilet humor - Personal attacks - Spamming (spammy pointless/distrac...

What is lag and what are the colored lag indicators in Live Chess?

Lag is a term indicating the latency (i.e. tendency for delay) of a particular Internet connection. More lag means a longer time is required for a player's moves to be communicated to the game server, which can make it seem as though the player is moving somewhat more slowly. The difference is not...

How do I start a new Live Chess game?

Once you enter Live Chess, to the left of the Seek Graph you will see a tab entitled "New Game." Click on that tab to create your live chess challenge. Using the New Game tab, you are able to decide what time control you'd like to play, what ratings you're willing to play against, whether the game...

How do I use the Seek Graph?

The Seek Graph provides an alternative and more graphical view of open challenges in Live Chess The horizontal row shows the time of the game in minutes, the vertical row shows player ratings. (See this article to see how estimated game duration is derived for games with bonus time per move.) To ...