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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.  
  115. https://lichess.org/broadcast/calendar
  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
  130. after login:
  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
  142. https://lichess.org/broadcast
  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.  
  163. https://www.youtube.com/@FIDE_chess/streams
  164. https://www.twitch.tv/fide_chess
  165. https://chessarena.com/broadcasts
  166. https://www.youtube.com/@EuropeanChessUnion/streams
  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.  
  186. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chess&sp=EgJAAQ%253D%253D
  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
  203. https://twitter.com/davidllada
  204. https://twitter.com/photochess
  205. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Chess_competitions
  206.  
  207.  
  208. -- Podcasts --
  209.  
  210. https://www.youtube.com/@csqpod
  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:
  254. https://lichess.org/team/vietnamese-basket-weaving-forum
  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
  275. http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:links
  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:
  339. https://lichess.org/blog/W3WeMyQAACQAdfAL/7-piece-syzygy-tablebases-are-complete
  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:
  394. https://chessmadra.com
  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
  406. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/search/?q=chess
  407. https://www.reddit.com/r/Chess/wiki/resources
  408. https://t.me/s/chess_addiction
  409. https://fairy-stockfish.github.io/gui
  410. https://www.shredderchess.com/download.html
  411. https://caissa.com/tools
  412. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Chess_software
  413.  
  414.  
  415. -- Videos --
  416.  
  417. Lifetime Repertoires
  418. https://space.bilibili.com/359684295/search/video?keyword=Lifetime
  419.  
  420. Building Chess Habits by Chessbrah
  421. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUjxDD7HNNThftJtE0OIRFRMMFf6AV_69
  422.  
  423. Chess Fundamentals by John Bartholomew
  424. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl9uuRYQ-6MBwqkmwT42l1fI7Z0bYuwwO
  425.  
  426. Beginner to Chess Master by ChessNetwork
  427. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQsLDm9Rq9bHKEBnElquF8GuWkI1EJ8Zp
  428.  
  429. Hanging Pawns by Stjepan Tomic
  430. https://www.youtube.com/@HangingPawns/playlists
  431.  
  432. Chess Classics by PowerPlayChess
  433. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyM8toCZs_pSIA97fDrFaLfH3qLDDTAI
  434.  
  435. Chessable free courses:
  436. https://www.chessable.com/courses/all/all/free
  437.  
  438. Saint Louis Chess Club lectures:
  439. https://www.youtube.com/@STLChessClub/playlists
  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
  450. http://ontheroadtochessmaster.com/category/product-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
  459. https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/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:
  471. https://www.professorchess.com/downloads
  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
  489. https://www.facebook.com/groups/206305099539809
  490.  
  491. e-books readers:
  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
  496. https://en.chessbase.com/pages/download
  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):
  513. https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php
  514. https://github.com/qbittorrent/search-plugins/wiki/Unofficial-search-plugins
  515. https://qbforums.shiki.hu
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