Chess.com is currently the number 1 chess website in the world. They have more than 40 million users all around the world. In this article, we will see chess.com platinum vs diamond membership, It’s pricing and its benefits.
Benefits offered by chess.com for platinum members
- Unlimited Puzzles
- Unlimited Puzzle Rush
- 5 Lessons per Week
- Game Report & Analysis
- No Ads
Benefits offered by chess.com for Diamond members
- All benefits offered as a platinum membership
- Unlimited Lessons
- Unlimited Video Library
Pricing of chess.com platinum and diamond membership
As you know chess.com is a paid membership. chess.com platinum membership starts with 49$ per year and diamond membership will cost you 99$ per year. If you are Indian then you will get around 50% discount on membership. Chess.com offers free diamond membership to all GM, IM, FM, CM, WGM WIM, WFM, WCM, NM.
Pro tips before purchasing memberships
- after the end of the free trial, you can mail to chess.com to extend the free trial, Most probably you will get more than 1 week free
- If you don’t have an account, create from here, they will send you updates from time to time about special offers and discount codes
Who should purchase this membership?
Those players who are below 1800 rated, should purchase diamond membership. because if you compare the difference between diamond and platinum membership then you will clearly see that there are no such major benefits except video series and lessons. and if you see that videos and lessons are not very effective for players who are above 1800 rating.
Those who are rated more than 1800-2000 are purchasing this chess.com membership mostly only for puzzle rush/unlimited puzzles/no ads. You will get the same benefits in platinum memberships also. You also save around 50$ ( In which you can purchase 2 chess books or 10-15 cups of coffee). So my final thoughts are chess.com take diamond membership if you want to watch videos, otherwise gold or diamond membership.
This post is not sponsored by chess.com or any other website. The author only expressing his own opinion.