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Player homepage

The player homepage is your central of command, the natural starting point of your visits to PlayChess.

You should always login to your player homepage - even if you don't want to make moves. Many pages reveal more information when viewed by a registered player.



The player homepage is a dynamic page, its content depends very much on

The player homepage is a private page. It cannot be seen by other players or casual visitors.

Below, the elements of this page are explained in detail.



Announcements for registered players: Technical improvements, bug fixes, maintenance and new features. You should always check this section for new developments. You can find past announcements under Service -> News.

You are to move

This table contains those of your games where you are to move. The columns show both opponents (one of them is you), the number of moves played so far, the time on your clock, how long ago your opponent made his move and a link to the game itself.

Click on the game if you want to make a move.

Tips and ads

Useful tips and tricks, mixed with chess-related advertisements. Reading these tips (they change with every visit to your player homepage) can improve your PlayChess experience. Guest players can click on the advertisements to support the site. Paying members, however, see only the tips and tricks; advertisements are suppressed for them.

Opponents are to move

In these games your opponent is to move. You need not do anything with these games. Just wait until your opponent moves, the game will then appear in the You are to move table. The columns are the same as above. However, you see your opponent's clock here; as soon as this clock reachs "0d 00:00", you will have won that game by time. Similarily, you can see how much time has passed since your last move.

Recommended steps


These recommendations help you to make maximum use of PlayChess. The system tries to offer the most logical steps for you. These could be

You need not follow these recommendations, but you should consider them carefully.

Player profile


These links lead to your profile pages. Here you can see and adjust your personal settings.

History and statistics


Several statistical pages show your performance in past games and tournaments.

Important actions


These links bring you into play at PlayChess:

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