Gift Membership Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a "premium chessgames membership?"
Anybody can register to Chessgames for free, but for a small annual fee you can
enhance your experience with a number of powerful and fun features.
See the Chessgames Premium Membership Tour for detailed description.
Q: I want to buy a premium membership for myself.
In that case, you are a little lost. This page is for buying a membership as a gift for
a friend; the normal way to sign-up for premium
membership for yourself is to visit our Premium Membership
Q: What is "pick a random member"?
A: The system will randomly select a member who is has activated their email,
is not currently a premium member, and has been on the site in the past two weeks. You'll get to
see the random selection and their posting history, if any. It's a wonderful way to do something nice for a stranger.
Q: How will the recipient know that they have been activated for premium membership?
A: An email will be sent to their address informing them. The premium features
will automatically present themselves when they next use Chessgames.
Q: Will I automatically be rebilled when the recipient's membership expires?
A: No. We do not make recurring charges.
Q: What if the recipient is already a premium member?
A: Their membership will be extended.
Q: Will the recipient know who gave them their premium account?
A: Only if you tell them. By default, the process is anonymous.
Q: What if the recipient doesn't have a chessgames
account at all?
A: You can tell your friend about chessgames and encourage them to
sign-up for a free account. Alternately, you can use our system of
Chessgames Activation Codes.
If you have other questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.