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Play Online Chess Games

Published 09/07/2011 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ChessFriends is a website dedicated entirely to the game of chess. The homepage displays stats that include best player currently online, total number of users online, number of games being played and number of countries online. Users can build a detailed profile and check stats. The application is equipped with realistic chess sounds that are heard as the user participates in games and tournaments online. Chess-related news articles are presented on the homepage as well as access to the mobile version of ChessFriends. The website is available in multiple languages, including English, German, Polish, Italian and Russian.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ChessFriends was created specifically for people who love to learn about and play chess. The website is designed to take Chess love to a whole new level, with articles on strategies and other Chess related news as well as a mobile app and online game play. The current version gives users a place to expand their game knowledge and practice by participating in tournaments hosted by ChessFriends.

What are the differences to other apps?

While many websites focus on multiple online games, ChessFriends is one of the few that caters strictly to chess players and enthusiasts. The user can play virtual Chess or learn more about the game and how to improve their strategies. There is a wealth of information available as well as a small community of players to play with.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

ChessFriends invites users with a dark blue color scheme accented by hints of gold. The regal logo features a knight chess piece within the site name. A new user can easily identify the purpose of the site as soon as they arrive on the homepage. The virtual game board and pieces are just as easy to learn as a real chess game would be. Although the graphics are rather simple, sounds are incorporated to give the online game more depth. New users can visit ChessFriends as a fun way to pass the time or as a helpful resource for practice games and informational resources.

How does the registration process work?

A new user is given two registration options when creating a ChessFriends account. The first is to register through Facebook by clicking the blue “Connect” button tucked into the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. Users who prefer to create a new account can click the gold “Register” button just below it. A short registration form appears in a drop down box, asking the user to provide a name, password and email address. After submitting the information, the user must access their inbox to retrieve an activation message which is required to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

ChessFriends is available to all players for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges required to join the website’s online community. Users can explore all current features and celebrate their favorite game with online tournaments or access to helpful articles and other resources. A mobile version of the site is also available for free so users can play anywhere, even when they are not near a computer.

Who would you recommend the application to? is intended for anyone who loves chess. Casual players can enjoy the game while serious enthusiasts can learn how to improve their strategies and become a better player. The website includes a number of fun information resources as well as a virtual chess game that allows users to play against each other.

  • Register and connect with a Facebook account
  • Participate in chess games and tournaments
  • Read chess related news articles
  • Learn how to improve your chess strategies
  • Access a chess games archive and player stats

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ChessFriends pricing

FREE - Permanently free version