Chess Links Directory

The world most completed chess links directory

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  • 64squar.es – Simple AJAX chess with a great looking interface.
  • Chess.net – Play with anyone – from a beginner to champion Anatoly Karpov for $30/year (or just play for free on Fridays).
  • Chess Any Time – Gaming zone with hundreds of players, powered by Java.
  • ChessHere.com – Rated games with time limits.
  • Chesspark – Beautiful online client with a monthly fee. True Ventures agrees, since they just funded them with $1,000,000.
  • Free Internet Chess Server – With over 300,000 users and a powerful Java interface, it’s no wonder FICS is one of the most popular sites in the world.
  • Instant Chess – Play against players from anywhere in the world. No registration required.
  • Internet Chess Club – Play in tournaments, take chess lessons, and much more from one of the most popular chess clubs on the ‘Net.
  • Morfik Chess – Single or multiplayer AJAX style chess.
  • MSN Chess – If you don’t mind using IE 6 or higher, you can play real-time chess with anyone with a Windows Live ID.
  • Yahoo Chess – You’ll have to bypass an annoying ad and open a ton of windows, but Yahoo Chess is one of the biggest chess servers on the web for beginners, intermediates, or masters.


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  • Ajaxplay – Email notification, ratings, and more are built into this powerful AJAX app.
  • Chess.com – Huge site with a social network, email, coaches, videos, forums, and much more(see coverage here).
  • ChessHere.com – Forums, tournaments, championships, teams, and much more are available with this powerful game server.
  • Chess on the Web – Powerful correspondence server.
  • Chessworld.net – Extremely popular chess site with many customizable features.
  • Free Internet Correspondence Games Server – Win tournaments, rated games, and even play games for money with FICGS.
  • GE Chess – Ever played chess in Google Earth? Me neither, until I found GE Chess. You can even play online without Google Earth, if you choose to do so.
  • Instant Chess – Play chess, Fischer chess, or checkers via email.
  • International Correspondence Chess Federation – Play hundreds of rated international users on the ICCF.
  • Playchess.de – With tournaments, PGN format support, and much more, Playchess.de is a must-have for any chess user.
  • Queen Alice – Community of international players with ratings, tournaments, and much more.
  • Red Hot Pawn – With over 100,000 users, clans, notebooks, messaging, and more, Red Hot Pawn is a winner in any chess book.
  • SchemingMind.com – Popular correspondence site with multiple varieties of chess.


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  • Morfik Chess – Single or multiplayer AJAX style chess.
  • Thinking Machine – Java engine that graphically displays what it’s thinking about.
  • TkChess – Java or text engine from Yale.
  • WebChess – GNU Chess engine online.


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  • Chessbase – Daily news, opinion, chess history, and much more.
  • Chess Life Magazine – The official magazine of the US Chess Federation.
  • This Week In Chess – Leo Laporte would probably want these guys to change their name. It’s still a great chess news site for chess afficionados.
  • World chess links   - International news, chess tournaments, Best chess elo rating
  • Internet Chess Club 
    Online chess community. Find grandmasters, lectures, tournaments, coverage of major events, and an active chat area.
    www.chessclub.com
  • Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) 
    Allows users to play chess on the Web for free.
    www.freechess.org
  • Chess.com 
    Play chess online in this free, online chess community with live games, news, free articles, downloads, and more.
    www.chess.com
  • ItsYourTurn.com 
    Play checkers, chess, and reversi in a non-realtime, turn-based interface. Email notificiation.
    www.itsyourturn.com
  • chess.net 
    Place where users can download or play chess games online, interact with other players, and train with Grandmasters.
    www.chess.net
  • Red Hot Pawn 
    Play email-based correspondence chess through a browser interface.
    www.redhotpawn.com
  • GameKnot.com 
    Turn-based chess with global rankings.
    www.gameknot.com
  • ChessBoss 
    Play free online chess on this chess server that offers chess games, chess tournaments, chess news, and chess lessons.
    www.chessboss.com
  • Caissa's Web 
    Play live games against international opponents on a full-service chess server.
    caissa.com
  • PostCardChess.Com 
    Challenge the chess machine in a game of computer chess! Play visual email chess with your friends using Internet chess postcards.
    www.postcardchess.com
  • Net-Chess.Com 
    Play correspondence chess through the web with strict time controls.
    www.net-chess.com
  • ChessViewer.com 
    Allows visitors to watch live chess games with a play option also available.
    www.chessviewer.com
  • Yahoo! Games: Chess 
    From beginner to advanced, a java-based game for everyone.
    play.yahoo.com/games/login?game=Chess
  • Thinking Machine 4 [pick] [read review] 
    Play chess against a transparent intelligence, its evolving thought process visible on the board before you.
    turbulence.org/spotlight/thinking
  • Dutch Internet Chess Server (DICS) 
    Play with client software or a Java applet.
    www.freechess.nl
  • GNU WebChess 
    You vs. gnuchess, board graphics through HTTP
    www.delorie.com/game-room/chess
  • Chess Stop 
    Offers a games visualizer, downloads, competitions, e-mail chess, and more. Also in Portuguese.
    www.chessstop.com
  • WebChess 
    Lets individuals from around the world play chess via the World Wide Web.
    www.june29.com/Chess
  • Pogo.com: Chess 
    Play free online chess and practice to become a grandmaster.
    board-games.pogo.com/games/online-chess?sl=2
  • Internet Chess Club 
    Online chess community. Find grandmasters, lectures, tournaments, coverage of major events, and an active chat area.
    www.chessclub.com
  • Chess Lab 
    Interactive Java interface to chess games. Online database with weekly updates.
    www.chesslab.com
  • iChess 
    Client-server chess games for Java-capable browsers. Spectators can watch live games with players' moves animated on screen. Free registration required.
    www.ichess.com
  • Java TkChess 
    Play online chess against tkChess.
    pine.cs.yale.edu:4201/java/chess.html
  • WebChess Interface Gamow 
    Online chess game. Needs to have a javascript enabled Netscape 3+, or Internet Explorer 4+.
    www.webdesign.hu/sakk/sakkf.html
  • MSN Games: Games 
    Free online chess game from MSN Games.
    zone.msn.com/en/chess

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