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How can I start playing games?
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How many games can I play?
How will I know when my opponent makes a move?
I joined a game, but the other player doesn't move!
How to cancel a game?
Can I play real time chess?
Logging out

 

Membership

Registration of chesshere.com is totally free, Registration is simple and fast, Click here to register and start playing online chess.

How can I start playing games?

There are some ways where you can start playing games:

1- Click "Join Game" in the main menu to check if there are some open games, When you find one that you would like to play, click "Join Game" found next to each game. When you join a game it's not necessary that the other player is online.

2- To start your own game(s), click "Start Game" in the main menu, select your preferred settings and click "start game" button, your game will be listed in the open games page until another player joins it.

3- Click "players", "New" or "Online" in the main menu, explore the listed players, choose one you would like to play with and click "Challenge" link found in her page, setup a challenge and click "Send Challenge", the other player will review your challenge and accept/reject it.

4- Click "Tournaments" in the main menu, click a "Apply" or "Join" found next to each tournament, When you join a tournament you will play two games with each player in the tournament.

5- After you make some moves at chesshere.com you will be able to play in tournaments as well.

6- Another option is to play in a team.

Important:
1- When you join/start a game or send/accept a challenge make sure you are aware of the time controls and make sure you will be able to make your moves on time, should you fail to make your moves before your time elapse, you will probably lose the game.

2- Players with a red star() next to their names are considered to be online, so it is always a good practice to send challenges to those players, or to join their open games, because most probably they will respond fast to you.

How to make a move?

Click "My games" in the main menu, if one of your games is labeled "Your turn" then click that label(or the game title), you will be forwarded to the game board page.

- 1. Click the piece you would like to move, 2. click the square you want to move the piece to, and 3. click "Move" button found on top of the board.

- if you clicked a peace and then you decided to move another one click "reset" button found on top of the board, or click the peace itself again to deselect it.

- Castling: just move the king, the rook will be moved automatically.

- En Passant: Just move the pawn to where it should be.

How many games can I play at the same time?

Initially you can have up to 15 concurrent games, for every 50 moves you make at chesshere your account will be accredit one extra game.

How will I know when my opponent makes a move?

If you are not online when one of your opponents makes a move, an email will be sent to you, only one email will be sent out until you login back to chesshere.com even if more moves where made, you can turn off this option from your "General preferences" page, please notice that some email systems may block emails sent from chesshere.com or may deliver those mails to your bulk folder.

I joined a game, but the other player doesn't move!

Please notice that it is not necessary that the other player is online always, every player has up to 15 days to make one move depending on the time controls of the game, if the time elapsed before that player makes a move you can give him another chance and continue the game, win it, or cancel it.

How to cancel a game?

You can cancel a game if you and your opponent didn't make more than two moves, to cancel a game click "Cancel Game" in the game menu, Also When your opponent times out you are given the choice to cancel the game, however, tournament, team and championship games can't be canceled

Can I play real time chess?

Yes this is possible, our online real time chess is browser based, however, It will not work on some old browsers.

 

Logging out

To logout of the site, click "Logout" found next to your user name under site logo, If you don't logout it could happen that you don't receive a notification email of your opponent's moves.