# Chess websites, tools, videos and books

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1. -- Play chess --
2.
3. https://lichess.org
4. https://www.chess.com/play
5. https://freechess.club/play
6. https://www.coolmathgames.com/0-chess
7. https://www.playok.com/en/chess
8. https://chess24.com/play
9. https://chess.org
10. https://chessarena.com
11. https://play.chessbase.com/Play
12. https://www.sparkchess.com
13. https://www.flyordie.com/chess
14. https://www.chesskid.com/play/computer
15.
16.
17. -- Play variants --
18.
19. https://www.pychess.org
20. https://greenchess.net
21. https://www.chess.com/variants
22. https://lichess.org/variant
23. https://www.chessvariants.com/play
24. https://playstrategy.org
25. https://www.evochess.com
26.
27.
28. -- Training --
29.
30. https://chesstempo.com
31. https://blitztactics.com
32. https://stepchess.com
33. https://chesspuzzle.net
34. https://lichess.org/training
35. https://listudy.org
36. http://chessproblems.org
37. https://chessneurons.com
38. https://www.chessfactor.com/train
39. https://spicychess.com/train
40. https://www.chessercise.xyz
41. https://chessvariants.training
42.
43. guess the opening sequence:
44. https://jackli.gg/chessle
45.
46. guess the puzzle sequence:
47. https://playboardle.com
48.
49. guess the move, the engine hints which piece to move:
50. https://handandbrainchess.com
51.
52. guess who is better:
53. https://chessevaluationtraining.com
54.
55.
56. -- Openings explorers --
57.
58. https://lichess.org/analysis#explorer
59. https://www.openingtree.com
60. https://www.chess.com/explorer
61. https://www.ficsgames.org/openings
62. https://www.chessroots.com
63. https://gchess.com
64. https://chessopener.com
65. https://openings101.org
66.
67.
68. -- Masters games --
69.
70. https://www.chessgames.com
71. https://old.chesstempo.com/game-database.html
72. https://www.chess.com/games
73. https://2700chess.com/games
74. https://www.365chess.com/chess-games.php
75. https://database.chessbase.com
76. https://www.ficsgames.org
77. https://database.nikonoel.fr
78. http://caissabase.co.uk
79. https://ibca-info.org/ibca-games-database
80. https://www.bughouse-db.org
81.
82.
83. -- Ratings --
84.
85. https://ratings.fide.com
86. https://2700chess.com
87. http://universalrating.com/ratings.php
88. https://www.chessratings.top/tops
89. https://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl
90. https://www.iccf.com/RatingList.aspx
91. https://www.chess-iecc.com/ratings.html
92. http://solving.wfcc.ch/rating-lists/rl-home.html
93.
94. https://lichess.org/page/rating-systems
95. https://chessgoals.com/rating-comparison
96. https://www.chessratingcomparison.com/graphs
97.
98. calculators:
99. https://ratings.fide.com/calc.phtml
100. https://www.omnicalculator.com/sports/elo
101. https://www.rohanchess.com/rating_perf
102.
103. guess the ELO:
104. http://eloguessr.com
105.
106.
107. -- Calendars --
108.
109. https://www.fide.com/calendar
110. https://calendar.fide.com
111. https://tornelo.com/chess
112. https://www.chessclub.com/calendar
113. https://chessarena.com/tournaments
114.
116. https://new.chess24.com/wall/news/2023-chess-calendar
117. https://www.chess.com/calendar
118. https://www.chessmix.com/chess-tournaments
119. https://chess-calendar.eu
120. https://calendar.chessaround.com
121. http://chesscalendar.pp.ua
122.
123. https://lichess.org/tournament/calendar
124. https://lichess.org/tournament
125. https://lichess.org/swiss
126.
127. https://www.chess.com/tournaments
128. https://www.chess.com/tournament/upcoming/arena
129. https://www.chess.com/tournament/upcoming/swiss
131. https://www.chess.com/play/online/tournaments
132.
133. Notes:
134. - on the homepage of 2700chess.com there is a calendar that lists the top players attending some of the events.
135. - for events in your local area check the websites of your country chess federation and of the nearest chess clubs.
136.
137.
138. -- Live and results --
139.
140. https://chess-results.com
141. https://live.followchess.com
143. https://chess24.com/watch/live-tournaments
144. https://www.chess.com/events
145. https://live.chessbase.com
146. https://theweekinchess.com/live
147. https://www.kingwatcher.com
148.
149. https://wcc.fide.com
150. https://grandchesstour.org
151. https://championschesstour.com
152. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/newtournaments
153. https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/titled-tuesdays
154. https://lichess.org/tournament/history
155. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Chess_by_year
156.
157.
158. -- Streamings --
159.
160. https://lichess.org/streamer
161. https://chess.com/streamers
162.
164. https://www.twitch.tv/fide_chess
167.
168. https://www.twitch.tv/lichessdotorg
169. https://www.twitch.tv/chess24
170. https://www.twitch.tv/chess
171. https://www.twitch.tv/stlchessclub
172. https://www.twitch.tv/tcec_chess_tv
173.
174. https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Chess
175. https://www.twitchmetrics.net/channels/viewership?game=Chess
176. https://streamscharts.com/channels?lang=en&game=chess
177. https://twitchtracker.com/search?q=chess
178.
179. https://www.chess.com/tv/schedule
180.
181. https://www.tiktok.com/search/live?q=chess
182.
183. https://kick.com/categories/irl/chess
184. https://kickanalyst.com/game/chess
185.
187. https://playboard.co/search?q=chess
188.
189.
190. -- News and photos --
191.
192. https://www.fide.com/news
193. https://www.chessdom.com
194. https://www.chesstech.org
195. https://en.chessbase.com
196. https://www.chess.com/news
197. https://thechessmind.substack.com/archive
198. https://www.espn.com/chess
199. https://edition.cnn.com/search?q=chess&section=sport
200.
201. https://www.flickr.com/photos/fide
202. https://www.chessphotoshop.com/browse
205. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Chess_competitions
206.
207.
208. -- Podcasts --
209.
211. https://www.perpetualchesspod.com
212.
213.
214. -- Forums --
215.
216. https://lichess.org/forum
217. https://www.chess.com/forum
218. https://chess24.com/en/community
219. https://www.ecforum.org.uk
220. https://old.chesstempo.com/chess-forum
221. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessnew?chessforums=1
222. https://www.chessable.com/discussion/only-chess/2/
223. https://chess.stackexchange.com
224.
225.
226. -- Discord --
227.
228. lichess.org:
229. https://discord.com/invite/lichess
230. https://lichess.org/team/the-house-discord-server
231. Chess.com:
232. https://discord.com/invite/3VbUQME
233. chess24:
234. https://discord.com/invite/Rbcm5vuUNZ
235. TCEC official:
236. https://discord.com/invite/EYuyrDr
237. Stockfish:
238. https://discord.com/invite/GWDRS3kU6R
239. Fairy-Stockfish:
240. https://discord.com/invite/FYUGgmCFB4
241. other servers:
242. https://disboard.org/servers/tag/chess?sort=-member_count
243. https://discord.me/servers/tag/chess
244.
245.
246. -- 4chan --
247.
248. https://boards.4channel.org/tg/chess
249. https://boards.4channel.org/sp/chess
250. archives:
251. https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/search/text/chess/type/op
252. https://archive.4plebs.org/sp/search/text/chess/type/op
253. teams:
255. https://lichess.org/team/mongolian-yak-herders-forum
256. https://www.chess.com/club/4chan-chess-club
257.
258.
259. -- Reddit --
260.
261. https://www.reddit.com/r/Chess
262. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChessBeginners
263. https://www.reddit.com/r/ComputerChess
264. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChessVariants
265. https://www.reddit.com/r/Chessporn
266. https://www.reddit.com/r/immortalChessForum
267.
268.
269. -- Computer chess --
270.
271. https://tcec-chess.com
272. http://talkchess.com
273. https://www.chess.com/computer-chess-championship
274. https://www.chessprogramming.org
276. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Computer_chess
277.
278. e-boards:
279. https://digitalgametechnology.com
280. https://computerchess.com
281. https://squareoffnow.com
282. https://www.chessnutech.com
283. https://playchessup.com
284. https://www.certabo.com
285.
286.
287. -- Correspondence chess --
288.
289. https://www.iccf.com
290. https://www.chess-iecc.com
291. https://www.redhotpawn.com
292. https://www.chess-server.net/en/tour/index
293. https://www.serverchess.com/worldch.htm
294. http://www.ficgs.com/tournaments.html
295. https://caissa.com
296. http://www.chess-mail.com/index.php?page=elo_c
297. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/collections?search=Correspondence
298. http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/EmailChess_Introduction.asp
299.
300.
301. -- Blindfold chess --
302.
303. https://lichess.org/study/topic/Visualization/popular
304. https://dontmoveuntilyousee.it/blindfold-trainer
305. https://www.verbalchess.fun
306. https://chessinsights.org/blindfold
307. https://www.blindfold-chess-puzzles.com
308.
309. Notes:
310. - on Lichess you can enable the blindfold mode in your account preferences; try also the "speech" sound.
311. - the braille chess associations have tools that you can use.
312.
313.
314. -- Tools --
315.
316. engines:
317. https://stockfishchess.org
318. https://lczero.org
319. https://maiachess.com
320.
321. chess database software:
322. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane's_Chess_Information_Database
323. https://scid.sourceforge.net
324. https://scidvspc.sourceforge.net
325. http://rebel13.nl/home/scid-with-knowledge-base.html
326.
327. chess cloud database:
328. https://www.chessdb.cn/queryc_en
329.
330. PGN files:
331. https://www.pgnmentor.com/files.html
332. https://database.lichess.org
333.
334. endgame tablebases and training:
335. https://syzygy-tables.info
336. https://chess-endgame-trainer.web.app
337. https://www.k4it.de/index.php?topic=egtb&lang=en
338. guides:
340. https://www.chess.com/news/view/chesscom-announces-new-tablebase-feature
341.
342. animated GIF from PGN, puzzle editor, etc.:
343. https://www.apronus.com/chess
344.
345. convert GIF to WEBM:
346. https://ezgif.com/gif-to-webm
347.
348. extract FEN from images, with analysis board links:
349. https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~abhishek/putz
350.
351. scan chess positions from websites, books, images and videos:
352. https://chessvision.ai
353.
354. offline puzzles:
355. https://github.com/brianch/offline-chess-puzzles
356.
357. offline training:
358. https://lucaschess.pythonanywhere.com
359. https://sourceforge.net/projects/chessforge
360.
361. chess database and PGN viewer:
362. https://sourceforge.net/projects/chessx
363.
364. XBoard/WinBoard:
365. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBoard
366. https://www.chessprogramming.org/WinBoard
367. https://www.gnu.org/software/xboard
368. http://hgm.nubati.net
369. discussions:
370. http://www.open-aurec.com/wbforum
371.
372. next move calculator:
373. https://nextchessmove.com
374.
375. online analysis board:
376. https://www.chesscompass.com/analyze
377.
378. live chess analysis of relevant games:
379. http://analysis.sesse.net
380.
381. chess analysis (1 game per day is free):
382. https://app.decodechess.com
383.
384. chess analysis app:
385. https://www.chessis.app
386.
387. digital chess coach (some features are free):
388. https://aimchess.com/try
389.
390. analytics for chess players:
391. https://www.chessmonitor.com
392.
393. opening builders:
395. https://www.chesspositiontrainer.com
396.
397. ECO Opening codes: list with variation names
398. https://www.exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/eco-opening-codes-list-variation-names
399.
400. Bernd's Random-FEN-Generator
401. http://bernd.bplaced.net/fengenerator/fengenerator.html
402.
403. other tools:
404. https://www.wfcc.ch/software
405. https://github.com/search?o=desc&q=chess&s=stars
407. https://www.reddit.com/r/Chess/wiki/resources
409. https://fairy-stockfish.github.io/gui
411. https://caissa.com/tools
412. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Chess_software
413.
414.
415. -- Videos --
416.
419.
420. Building Chess Habits by Chessbrah
422.
423. Chess Fundamentals by John Bartholomew
425.
426. Beginner to Chess Master by ChessNetwork
428.
429. Hanging Pawns by Stjepan Tomic
431.
432. Chess Classics by PowerPlayChess
434.
435. Chessable free courses:
436. https://www.chessable.com/courses/all/all/free
437.
438. Saint Louis Chess Club lectures:
440.
441.
442. -- Books --
443.
444. recommended books for improvers:
445. https://pastebin.com/m4C0tuUa
446.
447. reviews:
448. https://britishchessnews.com/book-reviews
449. https://theweekinchess.com/john-watson-reviews
451. https://chessentials.com/category/chess-articles/chess-books
452. https://chesscafe.com/book-reviews
453. https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com
454. https://www.kingpinchess.net/category/reviews
455.
456. users reviews, databases and book sharing:
457. https://www.anobii.com/search/chess/books
458. https://www.librarything.com/tag/chess
460. https://openlibrary.org/search?q=chess&language=eng&subject_facet=Chess&has_fulltext=true
461.
462. Internet Archive:
463. https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Chess%22&and%5B%5D=mediatype%3A%22texts%22&sort=-week
464.
465. used books:
466. https://www.abebooks.com/collections/search/kn/chess
467. https://www.ebay.com/b/chess-books/bn_7024838806
468. https://www.biblio.com/bookstores/chess/737
469.
470. exercise books and other printable material:
472.
473. collections of games found in chess books:
474. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/collections?search=book
475.
476. FIDE Laws of Chess taking effect from 1 January 2023:
477. https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/E012023
478.
479. https://trainers.fide.com/?s=book
480.
481. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_chess_books
482. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_chess#References
483. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Chess
484.
485. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChessBooks
486. https://www.reddit.com/r/Chess/wiki/books
487.
488. Chess Book Collectors
490.
492. https://calibre-ebook.com
493. https://everymanchess.com/pages/chess-viewer-3
494. http://www.gambitbooks.com/webapp/ChessStudio.html
495. https://www.newinchess.com/nic-interactive-ebooks
497. https://forwardchess.com
498. https://mail.eplusbooks.com
499. https://learn.chessking.com
500. https://ebook.chessvision.ai
501. https://mychessapps.com/category/chessbookstudy
502.
503. Library Genesis (use at your own risk):
504. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_Genesis
505. instructions:
506. https://www.reddit.com/r/LibGen/wiki/index
507. https://librarygenesis.net
508. https://libgen.onl/#How_to_Use_Libgen
509. discussions:
510. https://www.reddit.com/r/LibGen
511.
512. for torrents it's recommended to use qBittorrent and its internal search engine (use at your own risk; search plugins available; requires Python; if you have problems ask in the forum):