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ChessWorld Site Features

FeatureGuest MembersFull Members
E-mail Invites to friends Unlimited Unlimited
Unrated games  Unlimited Unlimited
Login direct to Play pageNo Yes
Holiday Timeout protection14 days 35 days
Unlimited Invites to other Members- Unlimited
Unlimited All-play-All Tournaments - Unlimited
Unlimited KO Tournaments- Unlimited
Unlimited Pyramid games- Unlimited
Unlimited Simul play - Unlimited
Unlimited Rated games - Unlimited
Unlimited All-play-All, KO, Simul creation - Unlimited
Unlimited Access to Analyse, Play-through, Notepads- Unlimited
Joining Teams directly- Up to 10 Teams
Conditional If-then moves- Multiple rows
All My stuff.. My move options persists across logins- Yes

* We occasionally run promotional campaigns where we allow further, limited, access to these features. From time to time we also offer our Guests, via messages on the Play page, extensions on any new Subscription.Full Members are eligible for our unique Loyalty bonus when they renew their Subscription.

Standard Guest and Full Member Features
Show World Cup League TableTop 100 Rated Players ListCheck Your Ranking on the All Rated Players list
Tournament Norm Holders ListTop Match PlayersCountry Player Statistics
HelpDesk and FAQChessWorld - a Safe EnvironmentSingularity of Purpose
No Banners ! - No Adverts !The ChessWorld Masters CollectionCreate Games
Customise Email Notification PreferencesCustomise Your ChessWorld HomepageVote in Rest of World Team Matches
Leave Messages for MembersView Annotated GamesChessWorld BookFinder
ChessWorld GlossaryChess VideosView ChessWorld Forum Threads
Add Chess Related Events to our CalendarInvite Friends to Join You for a GameEvery Move Validated
Time LimitsShow Opponent Statistics
Full Member Features - Support ChessWorld
Become  a Full Member and get unlimited access to all features and content!
Unlimited Game Invites Use the ChessWorld Analyse boardPrivate Strategy and Planning Notepad
Rating SystemAccept Unlimited Game InvitationsChoose Unlimited Opponents
Play Unlimited Current GamesChoose Opponents for Rated GamesDetailed Game Search
Play Unlimited Moves per DayMove PreviewDetailed Opponent Search
Play Through GameGraphical Positions in Email Move NotificationsCreate a Game Forum
Import PGNConditional "If ... then" movesCreate Game Collections
Set Invitation PreferencesChessWorld Play like the Masters!
Join Standard TournamentsJoin Specialised TournamentsCreate Specialised Tournaments
Achieve Tournament NormsShow Default Tournament CrosstableShow Specialised Tournament Crosstable
Join Knockout TournamentsPyramid TournamentsSite-wide Tournaments
Join Teams and Play in Site LeaguesAccept Invitations to Join TeamsCreate and Captain Your Own Team
Compete in Team League TournamentsCreate and Maintain Your Team Homepage
Export Your Games Move Notation as PGNIdentify Openings with Openings DatabaseExport Games by Opening
Show Opening StatisticsView Chess TipsAnnotate a Game
Show Detailed Rating InformationRequest Game AnnotationContribute to an Opening Forum
Vote on a Game for an AwardCreate new Forum Topics to DiscussTake part in Forum Topic Discussions
View Member PhotosView PuzzlesView Chess Clubs
Friends Online Now IndicatorOpponent on Board IndicatorShow the Top ChessWorld Referrers
Show League Table PerformancesSelect a Personal AvatarCreate a ChessWorld Poll
Give ChessWorld Goodies
 Playing page 
Customise Your ChessWorld InterfaceUse the ChessWorld Analyse boardPrivate Strategy and Planning Notepad
Identify Openings with Openings DatabaseOpponent on Board IndicatorPlay Unlimited Moves per Day
Move PreviewPlay Through GameCreate a Game Forum
Conditional "If ... then" movesCompetitive Elements