If you are a chess webmaster, there are several ways that you
can use chessgames.com to enhance your site.
Chess Puzzle of the Day
Imagine having the daily chess puzzle from Chessgames.com, on your site,
automatically updated every day! All you have to do is include the
following HTML in your page:
On your web page, it will occupy a space exactly 296x448 pixels, and it look like this:
Place the power of the Chessgames.com EZ-Search on your home page!
Just cut and paste the following into the HTML of any page on your site.
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="120"
alt="EZ Search by Chessgames.com" width="120" height="186"><br>
<form style="margin-bottom:0;" method="GET"
<input type=TEXT name="search" value="" size="14"><input
type=SUBMIT value="search games"></form></td></tr></table>
The HTML is designed to produce a column exactly 120 pixels wide.
The search console will look like this:
If you want to have a default value appear in the search box,
change the value="" in the HTML above. For example,
if you have a page about Kasparov, you could change the source
to read value="Kasparov".
If you want to link to the
chessgames.com home page, we provide three banner
ads that you can use:
We do not engage in banner/link exchange at this time.
If you are interested in advertising on chessgames.com,
please contact email@example.com.
Linking to Games and Players
Linking to a game is as simple as finding the URL to the game and
linking to it. The URL will look like this:
Kibitzing About Your Site
That number 1008413 is the gid (game ID number).
Game ID numbers never change. If you want to use the shortcut syntax, you
can link to "http://www.chessgames.com/xxxxxxx"
where "xxxxxxx" is the gid. For example, the same
game above can be found by going to:
Similarly, players may be linked to from URLs that use the pid (Player ID number) like this:
You may also linking to players by using the special /player/ directory, like
In this way, if you know a player's name, you can create a
link to the player's page which is guaranteed to always work.
(However, it is critical that you get the spelling to match
the spelling we use in our database.)
If you include a URL to your chess web site in a message on
the Kibitzer's Cafe it will
automatically turn into a hyperlink, allowing users to
visit your site. The only thing we ask is that you do not
do this repetitively for the purposes of blatant advertising.
Becoming a ChessGames.com Partner
Also, feel free to mention your site in your
Chessgames Profile Page.
Again, the URL will automatically turn into a hyperlink.
If you have a web site which sells chess-related products,
you can enhance your sales by becoming a ChessGames.com
partner. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Please include a link to your site
and a description of the kinds of products you offer for sale.
When linking to chessgames.com, please link to www.chessgames.com
(with the "www"). URLs without the "www" are not guaranteed to work
in the future.
Also, if you want to use graphics on our site such as the banner ads
above, please spare us the bandwidth and download them to your server
We have other features in the works, which will be specifically
aimed at webmasters who want to incorporate chessgames.com features
in their site. More on this soon!
If you have any questions or comments, please direct
Thank you for your support!