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Top grandmasters and the world's best chess coaches share full opening repertoires, endgame knowledge, strategic tips and much more in our extensive library of hundreds of
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  • an opening tree with detailed and sortable stats
Don't miss your chance to challenge and chat with grandmasters as they stream their games live
Improve your chess with real-time explanations from experienced coaches during live Premium training
Ramp up your killer instinct by solving as many puzzles as you want in our Tactics Trainer
Get accurate evaluations of any move across the site by consulting our powerful cloud engine
Save games locally with our convenient PGN download
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Premium Membership compared to the free plan?
Premium Membership gives you full access to our website as well as our apps for one year. With the free plan access to our video series, Tactics Trainer, Opening Tree and mobile app is limited.
Does Premium Membership also apply to the mobile app?
Yes. chess24 Premium Membership gives you full access to all the features of the chess24 mobile app such as the analysis mode, computer evaluations, Opening Tree and Tactics Trainer.
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Is there a discount for students and schoolchildren?
Students and schoolchildren receive a free 6-month extension when signing up for 1-year Premium Membership. For full details please read our FAQ article.
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