Join Our Unique Chess Contests!

Choose Your Moves is a new type of entertaining and educational chess contest where cheating is impossible and anyone can win, with terrific cash prizes for predicting the moves in a live chess match!

TWO GAMES Saturday August 10 at 3 pm Eastern

Log in to before the contest begins to compete!

Choose Your Moves and Win!

Chess Stars is the home of unique chess contests called Choose Your Moves and Win! (Patent Pending).

In these contests you can win terrific prizes by predicting the moves to be played in live Master games.


First Place : $30

Second Place : $20

Third Place : $15

Fourth Place : $10

Fifth Place : $5

Sixth Place : 50 Credits

Seventh Place : 30 Credits

Eighth Place : 10 Credits

Club Members start with 200 Crowns and play for Cash.

Non-Members start with 100 Crowns and prizes are converted into Club Membership.

In case of a tie, prize amounts will be averaged.

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

Smart Phone Mode

If you want to compete on a Smart Phone, use Smart Phone Mode to make this easier to do.

Click Contests - Smart Phone Mode in the top menu, above.

Please hold your device sideways - "landscape" - when using Smart Phone Mode. The rest is automatic!

How can I compete?

Check our Events Calendar (in the top menu under "Events").

Log in to Chess Stars before a Contest Game starts.

The Contest will be announced in the Chat Zone. Click where it says "Click Here to Compete".

How does it work?

Once you enter a Contest, the top part of the Chat Zone converts into the Contest Area.

After the game starts, you will be prompted to predict each move (by moving the pieces on the chessboard).

Chess Stars Crowns are a special currency that are only used for these Contests.

Everyone starts with 100 Crowns in each game (200 Crowns for Chess Stars Club Members). Starting Crowns do not count as Crowns "won".

You can "stake" (venture) either 5, 25 or 100 Crowns on each move. The more you stake, the more you can win!

When you get a move wrong you lose your Stake, but when you get it right you win your Stake back, and more. You will get a larger reward for a higher Stake, or a smaller reward for a lower Stake.

In the Contest Area you can see your Stakes, Crowns available, Crowns won/lost and your previous and current predictions.

On each move you will get another 5 Crowns automatically, plus whatever you won (or minus what you lost) on the previous move.

You can get more Crowns before a Contest Game starts, or at any time during the Game.

You get 100 Crowns for 10 Credits. Click [Get Crowns] in the Contest Area to do so.

Crowns you purchase may be used to increase your stakes, but they do not count as Crowns "won" during the contest.

At the end of each Contest Game, whoever wins the most Crowns wins the Contest!

Educational Value

Chess Stars Contests are a great new way to learn and improve your game.

Live Audio Commentary by a Grand Master or another strong player is provided in every Contest. This will help guide your understanding and move selection.

In addition, several hints are provided for every move by a strong "Artificial Intelligence" computer chess engine.

You can win great prizes, and you also have a new way to improve your Chess!

Terms and Conditions

You must play under your real name to be eligible for Cash Prizes.

You must also have a valid email address, so that we can contact you about your Prize!

Cash prizes won by Regular Members will be converted automatically into Club Membership.

Only one prize at a time will be converted. Then you are a Club Member, and subsequent prizes will be paid in cash.

Prize conversion uses the special rate of $10 per month for the first $70 to be converted, and $6 per month thereafter.

As a Chess Stars Club Member there is no limit to how much Cash you can win!

Learn More about Chess Stars Credits.

If you have further questions, please ask us here.