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Unleash your Chess Skills with FIDE Online Arena

Play, Learn, and Compete Anytime, Anywhere. Join our global chess community

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A world of chess at your fingertips

Official online rating recognised by FIDE

EXCLUSIVE!
Start your PRO chess journey with the FIDE Online Arena rating recognized by FIDE and verified on Algorand blockchain. And to get an online title all you need is to play great chess online. As soon as your FOA rating crosses 1700, you will get the FIDE Arena International Master title with a certificate.

Masterclasses — Live

EXCLUSIVE!
Enjoy exclusive access to our monthly interactive video streams with elite chess players. You have the opportunity to engage with and learn from these renowned masters, discussing strategies and insights to elevate your game.

Multi-game play

NEW!
Engage in multiple chess games at once! It’s perfect for those moments when one game just isn't enough. So, go ahead and challenge your friends, or play against several opponents to test your strategies across different boards.

Unlimited chess puzzles

Puzzles are a great way to improve your skills through practice. Learn strategies and get better at chess. Get into shape, prepare for a tournament, or to overpower a formidable opponent.

Tournaments

There are 2 types of tournaments available - FIDE Online Arena rated tournaments for PRO members only and World Chess rated tournaments open to anyone with Free or with PRO Account.

Customise your board

Make your board your own by changing colours to suit your mood and personalise your gaming experience.

Choose the plan that suits your chess journey

Whether you're starting for free or aiming for Pro, we've got you covered.

Beginner

€0
Join for free to enjoy playing chess casually plus some basic extras

Free plan includes just the basics:

Chess games with other free users
Multi-game play
5 puzzles per day
3 game analysis per day
Standard board skins and figures
Basic game statistics
Light/Dark theme

Pro Annual

€49.99 per year
Choose Pro for all our benefits and exclusive tournament access

With Pro you get all of this!

Official online rating recognised by FIDE
Chess games with all users
Unlimited puzzles
Full access to masterclasses
Unlimited game analysis per day
Premium board skins
Full game statistics
10% World Chess Shop discount
10% World Chess Club Berlin discount

Pro Monthly

€5.99 per month
A flexible monthly option with the same benefits as Pro Annual

With Pro you get all of this!

Official online rating recognised by FIDE
Chess games with all users
Unlimited puzzles
Full access to masterclasses
Unlimited game analysis per day
Premium board skins
Full game statistics
10% World Chess Shop discount
10% World Chess Club Berlin discount

Your guide to FIDE Online Arena

Have questions? We've got answers. Check out our FAQs to learn more.
What is FIDE Online Arena?
The FIDE Online Arena is the Official International Chess Federation (FIDE) Gaming Platform and the only chess site in the world where players can receive FOA titles recognized by FIDE. Operated by World Chess, the Arena is designed to make players feel as if they are in a real chess tournament. Registering at the Arena is free, and you can start playing chess immediately. If you want to obtain the official FIDE Online Arena rating and have a chance to qualify for the FOA titles recognized by FIDE, then you can subscribe to a paid membership and verify your identity.
What is World Chess?
World Chess is a London-based media company that develops and commercializes chess. It’s the official broadcaster and commercial partner of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). World Chess organized the FIDE Championship Matches Globally and revolutionized chess by signing the biggest media partnerships in the history of the sport. World Chess develops Armageddon, the chess league for prime-time television. In 2020, the company introduced FIDE Online Arena, the exclusive official online gaming platform. To find out more about FIDE Online Arena and choose a subscription plan, check this article.
What are Puzzles?
Puzzles are chess problems arranged as positions with a specific task to be fulfilled. They are a great way to improve your skills through practice. To solve puzzles on FIDE Online Arena, go to “Learn” section of the platform and then click on ”Puzzles”. Arena members with free subscription can solve up to 5 puzzles a day. With PRO subscription you’ll get unlimited access to puzzles. We also have a rated option of this feature. If you choose to solve rated puzzles, your puzzle rating will be displayed in your profile and in standings.
What Tournaments are there
Tournaments are a series of chess games played competitively with multiple opponents. See here for more details https://chessarena.com/tournaments There are 2 types of tournaments on FOA: 1) FIDE Online Arena rated tournaments You can participate in them only if you are a PRO member. Your results will affect your FIDE Online Arena rating. 2) World Chess rated tournaments You can participate in them if you have either with Free or with PRO Account. Your results will affect your World Chess rating.
What are Masterclasses
Masterclass are a series of monthly interactive video streams with elite chess players. All our PRO Subscribers will have the exclusive opportunity to engage with and learn from these renowned masters, discussing strategies and insights to elevate your game. To explore Masterclass, go to "Learn" section of Arena. They will run you through their vast knowledge of chess strategies and draw upon their personal experiences on how to get in mental and physical shape, get prepared for an important tournament, or how to overpower a specific formidable opponent. Upgrade to PRO account today and start learning.
What is FIDE Rating and FIDE ID
FIDE ID is your individual number (just like a passport or social security number, but for chess). It’s assigned by FIDE once, and is linked to your chess profile. When you take part in official tournaments or on FIDE Online Arena, get titles, and gain your official rating, it’s all linked to your FIDE ID. You have to have FIDE ID to take part in the official Over-the-board tournaments. You can receive your FIDE ID via a national chess federation or here, on FIDE Online Arena. To get FIDE ID on FIDE Online Arena, you need to register and upgrade to PRO. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to do that: Register and Upgrade to PRO FOA titles have been developed by FIDE to recognize achievements of the online and lower-band players and encourage them to continue their chess journey in over-the-board play. FOA titles are not the same as OTB (over-the-board) titles because they are awarded under different regulations and solely for the online games played on FIDE Online Arena, the official FIDE gaming platform. They are for lower-band players (i.e. Arena GM is not the same as the Grandmaster, the most prestigious title in chess, because to become a Grandmaster you need to play in the OTB tournaments and fulfil GM norms). However, Arena titles are also major achievements and give title holders a clear indication that they can continue their chess journey. The FOA titles are official, they are displayed on the player’s FIDE profile as well as at official OTB events. Unlike over-the-board titles, the FOA titles do not differentiate by sex and apply to both women and men equally. The online titles are automatic: once the player reaches a certain rating and is able to maintain it for a required number of games, they are eligible for the online title. You can obtain the FOA Title recognized by FIDE by playing FOA-rated games on FIDE Online Arena.
Where can I get more details
Can I cancel?
We are sorry to hear you've decided to cancel your subscription. Remember you can come back any time.To cancel your subscription, click on your profile avatar and then on "Manage subscription" Then click on "Cancel Plan" Your plan will be cancelled, but still will available until the end of your billing period. If you are eligible for a refund, you are welcome to request it. If you paid with Apple Pay then contact Apple Pay directly If you paid by card please contact support@chessarena.com If you wish to permanently delete the account, please contact us at support@chessarena.com

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Join thousands of players worldwide who have transformed their chess game with FIDE Online Arena
Sarah B., 28
Data Analyst
FIDE Online Arena has elevated my online chess experience. The exclusive features and access to FIDE tournaments make every move more thrilling. As a strategist, it's the perfect platform for honing my skills and competing with the best.
Alex M., 35
Chess Enthusiast
Being a part of FIDE Online Arena brings a new level of excitement to my chess games. The premium benefits and insights into top-level play have significantly improved my game. It's not just a subscription; it's a journey towards mastery.
Elena K., 22
Tournament Player
Pro Membership has opened doors to a world of competitive chess like never before. The FIDE Online Arena's exclusive tournaments and elite player community have been instrumental in shaping my strategies and pushing my limits. It's an invaluable resource for serious players.