Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Playing Chess

Where is the analysis board in the new user interface?

The analysis board is simply the normal board in the new interface. You can also make a move for your opponent and try out different variants before sending your move.

How do I enter a castling move?

Castling is entered as the king's move, for example Kg1 or Kc1 for white.

How do I resign or propose a draw?

The selector to the right of the move button allows you to choose between "Offer draw" or "Resign".

What is the purpose of the pgn files that can be downloaded after a match?

pgn is a standard file format for chess notation. It can be read by most chess programs and chess databases. The content appears in the form of normal chess notation, so it can also be read by people.

How does the chessmail rating system work?

This is described under Using chessmail.

What do I do with my current games when I go on vacation or temporarily have no time for chess moves?

In your settings you can register game breaks. See also: Setting holidays

Is the notepad next to the playing field visible to others?

No, the notepad is for saving your personal notes on a game and is not visible to other members.

Further Information

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