Chess – Play and Learn

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Unlock your inner chess master with free unlimited 3D chess games on offer! With 350,000+ tactics puzzles, more than 10 million chess games a day, interactive lessons and videos, and over 100 powerful computer opponents, you can improve your chess rating and enhance your skills.
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Apr 21, 2023
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Join the global chess community and play online with over 80 million players from around the world!

Chess, ajedrez, xadrez, satranç, scacchi, schach, șah, šachy, şahmat… no matter what you call it, chess is widely regarded as the best strategy game in the world.

Play unlimited 3D chess games for free and improve your chess rating with 350,000+ tactics puzzles, over 10 million chess games played every day, interactive lessons and videos, and more than 100 powerful computer opponents. Discover your inner chess master today!

– Play against your friends in 2 player mode
– Meet new friends and chat while you play
– Join tournaments with thousands of players online
– Play games in real-time, ranging from one minute to 30 minutes or longer
– Play daily correspondence chess for low-pressure games on your own schedule
– Try exciting chess variants such as chess960 (Fischer-Random), blitz chess, puzzle rush, bullet chess, puzzle battle, and blindfold chess
– Enjoy other chess variants including 3-check, king of the hill, crazyhouse, doubles (bughouse), fog of war, and more

– Solve 350,000+ unique puzzles
– Rated mode adjusts to your skill level to help you improve
– Beat the clock and set a high score in Puzzle Rush
– Practice puzzles with specific themes in learning mode (mate in 1, mate in 2, mate in 3, perpetual check, endgames, pin, fork, skewer, sacrifice, etc.)

– Learn from hundreds of quality chess lessons and chess videos made by masters
– Interactive tutorials with tips and recommendations
– Follow a step-by-step lesson plan to learn all the chess rules and strategies (opening, middlegame, and endgame)

– Choose the level of computer opponent you want to play against
– Analyze your chess games to see where you went wrong and how you can improve
– See how high you can go!

– Join a community of more than 60 million online chess players
– Over 10 million chess games played every day
– Meet players of all levels, from beginner to grandmaster
– Compete to get your own rating and climb the online chess leaderboards
– Watch the most popular chess superstars with millions of followers, including Hikaru, GothamChess, Botez, Magnus, and more!

… and MUCH MORE:
– Play chess games offline against the computer
– Read articles by the best authors, coaches, and trainers
– Develop an unbeatable opening repertoire with the opening explorer (Queen´s Gambit, Caro-Kann Defense, Sicilian Defense, etc.)
– Send messages and challenge your friends to a free chess game
– Choose from 20+ board themes, 2D & 3D chess pieces, and backgrounds
– Get in-depth performance stats about your games, puzzles, and lessons
– Enjoy the most active community forums anywhere

Playing chess online has never been easier!

Chess is the most popular game of all time, and is the perfect place to play chess online with your friends and other players from around the world!

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Our support team is available to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

ABOUT CHESS.COM: is created by chess players and people who love chess!

What's new

This update makes it easy to play with your friends and learn from your games!

- Game Review helps you study your moves like never before
- Work things out on the new Analysis board
- Make yourself at home on the improved Play screen
- Vs Computer has even more personality with Bot Chat
- It’s easier than ever to invite your friends to play
- Use Stats Compare to see how you stack up vs other players

Thank you - and enjoy your chess!