How Do You Play Chess Online?


Quick Answer

Play chess online by visiting Chess.com and selecting Play vs. Computer or Play With Friends. To play a practice game, choose Chess Mentor. Chess.com also features a mobile version for Android and iPhone users.

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Upon choosing a play mode, follow the prompts to create an account or sign in using an existing Facebook account. For Play With Friends games, the matchmaking system prompts you to invite a friend by username. Having an account makes game wins eligible to count toward on-site tournament standings and leaderboard rankings. The website gives users access to training videos, a Tactics Training play mode and a Chess Openings play mode to perfect techniques and improve rankings.

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