Welcome to the World Chess League.Live

The World Chess League was set up when the pandemic started, bring hundreds of teams and thousands of players from across the world together and competing against eachother, while fundraising for charity in the process.

It is, and always has been and always will be free to enter!

The tournament has grown from strength to strength with a $4000 prize fund sponsored by Chess.com, and has been featured on Sky News and the BBC.

There are titled players and amateurs alike from well-known teams such as Harvard,

Oxford University, Kyiv Chess Club and current champions Chess Club Politika from Serbia.

"This tournament is great! Chess.com are very happy to continue supporting these events"

Danny Rensch IM, Chief Executive Office of Chess.com


Famous world stars that have played in the tournament include:

GM Andrew Tang,  wonderkid GM Daniel Dardha,  former UK Champion GM Keith Arkell and GM Simen Agdestein (who was World Number 1 GM Magnus Carlsen's former chess coach),

GM Leinier Domínguez, GM Frode Urkedal, GM Vladimir Baklan, & WIM Jesse February.

You can see more details by clicking through the various pages through the menu bar.

If you would like to play next 2024-2025 World Chess League season, please contact the Founder and Tournament Director Peter Hornsby:


+44 07528665226 

Alternative you can use the contact form below: