Play Chess Online

The following sites allow you to play chess online and compete with players from all over the world, prove your chess skills, and win a little cash:

GameColony

GameColony

Chess has a universal appeal stretching back more than 1400 years. GameColony's version of the venerable game offers simple but eye-pleasing graphics, easy gameplay, and the challenge of playing against a live opponent.

PlayE4

PlayE4

PlayE4 is the world's largest online chess club, with over four million players using PlayE4's user-friendly interface to sharpen and hone their chess skills and compete in head-to-head and tournament play for fun or money.

WorldWinner

WorldWinner

WorldWinner's Chess Challenge includes three variations of chess, which you can choose while negotiating with a potential opponent. These are Traditional Chess, Fischer Random Chess, and Red Square Chess.

More information about Chess

Chess

Chess is a game for two players, played on a game board made up of 64 squares, alternately dark and light in color. Each player starts with sixteen chessmen, either white or black. Pieces are set down in a particular starting formation. Each different type of piece is moved according to specific rules and is removed from the board when it is captured by the opponent. The object is to “checkmate” the opponent’s king.

Play online Chess tournaments to sharpen your game, show off your skills, and win a few bucks from your unlucky opponents.