People play chess all around the world. On playchess.com, ChessBase's online playing platform, you're sure to find an opponent of your own playing strength right away. A long game, a blitz game or even bullet - you decide the time control. Aesthetics & usability are hallmarks of the platform, as you can play with the highly professional pieces from the world's most famous chess program, Fritz! What's more, you can take advantage of great features, such as pre-move, to input super-fast replies over multiple moves for even faster games. Of course, if you're looking for a blitz game, you certainly don't want to have to wait - playchess.com ensures extremely fast pairings and move transmission, as the platform is hosted on high-performance servers with high bandwidths and extremely short latency times. * Professional app that is intuitive to use * Games with both short (bullet, blitz) as well as long time controls * Pre-move, instant rematches, send applause * Pairings against opponents of equal playing strength * Save your games or those you watch * Play rated games and get an up-to-the-minute rating (ChessBase ELO) * Convert an existing Playchess.com username to a ChessBase Account or simply create a new one About ChessBase: ChessBase was founded in 1986 in Hamburg, Germany, and develops and markets professional chess software, including databases, engines (Fritz) and video courses, as well as the Fritz & Chesster software for children. We also operate chessbase.com, the leading chess news page, and playchess.com the online platform for playing, training and watching live broadcasts. One of our most recent developments is the introduction of the ChessBase Account, which brings our "Live" databases, video portal and host of online training applications all together in one place.