WELCOME TO THE WORLD’S
LARGEST CHESS SERVER

Every day around 20,000 chess enthusiasts log in to Playchess.com from across the globe, so you can be sure to find an opponent of your playing strength almost immediately! When you want a break from playing yourself, you can also just as easily watch live grandmaster blitz, or tune in to coverage of world-class tournaments.

You can chose who to play against and at what time control, whether you want to try and improve your Playchess Elo in a rated game, or whether it should just be a friendly match – all you need to do is set up seeks and challenges and the games can begin!

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„How high is your Playchess Elo?” On the chess server all serious games are rated according to FIDE rules. Improve your Elo and set up new personal high scores. With a little luck you will be able to challenge titled players to a game of blitz!

IN GOOD COMPANY

In addition to several hundred grandmasters, even former World Champion Garry Kasparov is no stranger to Playchess. Watch a GM during a blitz game, or take advantage of the daily tournaments for players of all abilities and test your mettle under real tournament conditions!

LIVE COMMENTARY
FOR ALL THE TOP TOURNAMENTS

Be part of the action and watch as Anand, Carlsen & Co. vie for victory or the World Championship title - as a Premium member, you benefit from the gripping live analysis of world class commentators such as Daniel King, Yasser Seirawan and Maurice Ashley - to name but a few. Tune in and be there for the decisive moments in those crucial games.

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AN UNBEATABLE TEAM:
THE PLAYCHESS COMMENTATORS

A star-studded commentary team awaits Premium members: GMs Daniel King, Klaus Bischoff, Thomas Luther, Yannick Pelletier, Maurice Ashley, Yasser Seirawan and others are all on hand to explain the ideas behind the moves of the world’s best players.

LIVE TRAINING WITH DANIEL KING:
“POWER PLAY” SHOW

What is the key to a successful attack on the king? How can I improve the harmony of my pieces? The Power Play show continues in the vein of Daniel King’s DVD series – but with games are from current events – and is geared toward improving your chess knowledge in a fun and entertaining way.

LIVE + INTERACTIVE: “ENDGAME MAGIC SHOW”
WITH KARTSEN MÜLLER

The renowned endgame expert from Hamburg, Dr. Karsten Müller, regularly welcomes famous guests such as Peter Heine-Nielsen, Erwin l’Ami, Alexei Shirov and Mihail Marin, to the ChessBase studio to explore the fascinating world of endgames! Of course you are also invited – so come along!

LESSONS FROM MASTERS? MASTERCLASSES!

Playchess also offers a comprehensive training schedule. IMs Dennis Breder and Robert Ris reveal sharp surprise weapons, while Merijn van Delft analyzes the latest grandmaster games with his audience and explains their plans and strategies. Why not get your training in too? Put forward your ideas and hone your skills interactively with our master coaches!

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