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OPENING EXPLORER [?] limited to Opening of the Day or the first few moves unlimited
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LIVE CHESS BROADCASTS [?] dozens of broadcasts annually
TACTICAL EXCERCISES [?] limited to Puzzle of the Day access to past 60 days
AVATARS [?] choose from a gallery of thousands
REPERTOIRE EXPLORER [?] limited to Player of the Day chose from over 20,000 players
ENDGAME EXPLORER [?] unlimited
TEAM CHESS [?] GM vs World only GM vs World and Team vs Team (approx. 1-2 games a year)
GAME HISTORY [?] 30 day history
PGN DOWNLOAD [?] one game at a time download any search, or the entire archive
CHESSFORUMS [?] one per account
CUSTOMIZATIONS [?] basic advanced
SEARCH KIBITZING [?] unlimited
GAME COLLECTIONS [?] up to 8 collections, 101 games each up to 999 collections, 450 games each

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