logo
Join NOW for Free
glyph

Contests

Join our exclusive patent-pending contests and win amazing prizes!

glyph

Broadcasts

Follow the latest chess events world-wide with our free video broadcasts.

glyph

Tournaments

Enjoy frequent fast-paced tournaments, many with great cash prizes!

glyph

Play Free 24/7

Play chess free any day, any time in our state-of-the-art playing zone.

glyph

Chess Openings

Explore our indexed database of more than five million master games.

glyph

Famous Players

Play and learn from the best games by the best players in chess history.

Current Events
glyph
Chess Stars Events Calendar

Free Week April 16 to 22

(All times Eastern)

Day2 pm3 pm4 pm5 pm
16. MonBlitzBLITZ MATCHMaster ChallengeHandicap
17. TueBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeHandicap
18. WedBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeHandicap
19. ThuBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeHandicap
20. FriBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeHandicap
21. SatBlitzContest: Choose Your Moves and Win!Handicap
22. SunBlitzContest: Choose Your Moves and Win!Handicap

Contest Information

Free Week April 16 to 22
All Events Free to All, including Contests with Premium Admission!

See Details Below


glyph
US Chess Championships

Wednesday 4/18 to Monday 4/30 at 2 pm Eastern

Live on ChessStars.com


Video commentary by Maurice Ashley, Jennifer Shahade, Yasser Seirawan


Rest day Tuesday, April 24


Event Details


Watch It Live...

glyph
Choose Your Moves and Win!

Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm Eastern

Chess Stars Contests offer terrific cash prizes for predicting the moves in a live Chess Match. Cheating is impossible, and anyone can win!


First: $60, Second: $40, Third: $20, Fourth: $15, Fifth: $10


Grand Prize for winning ten contest games in a row : $2500


Learn more about Chess Stars Contests...


Join Now...


glyph
Blitz Tournaments

Every Day at 2 pm Eastern

Credit Prizes. First : 30, Second : 20, Third : 10, Fourth: 5


Time control: 2 minutes per game + 1 second per move (delay)


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


Random: Monday, Thursday and Saturday


Random has 2880 symmetrical start positions and follows the normal rules of Chess.


Scrambled: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday


Scrambled has 622,728 exciting start positions and follows the normal rules of Chess.


Regular Chess: Wednesday


Use your Credits for Contest Crowns!


Members: FREE. Non-members: FREE THIS WEEK!


glyph
Handicap Tournaments

EVERY DAY at 5 pm Eastern

Credit Prizes. First : 30, Second : 20, Third : 10, Fourth: 5


Regular Chess


Time control: handicapped.


Time odds based on difference of all-time high ratings.


Difference >= 400 rating points: 4 minutes to 1.


Difference >= 300 points: 3 minutes to 1.


Difference >= 200 points: 2 minutes to 1.


Difference >= 100 points: 3 minutes to 2 minutes.


Difference < 100 rating points: 2 minutes each (no handicap).


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


Members: FREE. Non-members: FREE THIS WEEK!


glyph
Master Challenge

Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm Eastern

Members: FREE. Non-members: FREE THIS WEEK!


FREE for all Titled Players (FM, IM, GM, WFM, WIM, WGM).


Play a Chess Master for Credits.


20 Credits for every win. 10 Credits for every draw!


Learn more about Chess Stars Credits...


Past Events

glyph
CONTEST RESULTS
glyph
TOURNAMENT CROSS TABLES
Round :