This is a beginners chess.net manual.
Users who want to improve their stay, as well as learn basic commands should read this manual.
Red = Topics Green = Server commands
A. As a chess.net member you are allowed to join tournaments
To join a tournament you would use the "join" command, followed by the tourney number.
For example, lets say there is a 3 0 swiss tournament and the tourney number is 10, you would type:
Example: /join 10 (To enter the tournament)
B. To view tournament data you use the following commands:
Type '/TV C' (To see the tournament crosstables)
Type '/TV S' (To see the tournament standings)
Type '/TV P' (To see the tournament pairings)
Type '/TV' (To see tournament info - rounds, pairings, TD, etc.
C. To leave a tournament type /Leave then /visit public
NOTE: Make sure you ask the TD of the tournament first.
10. User Commands
Here we are listing basic user commands that will help in the future.
finger: This command shows you info on yourself or another player to use this command type /finger (handle)
abort: This command allows you to cancel the game if only 1 move has been made total to do this command type /abort
adjourn: This allows you to store a game you are playing as long as your opponent agrees to do this command type /adjourn
resume: This is the command used to resume and adjourned game to resume you type /resume (opponents handle)
stored: This command tells you have many games you have stored to use this command type /stored
judge: Judge This command is used to resolve a stored game you do this if you wish to clear a stored game the format to send a game in is / judge ( opp handle) ( win.loss.draw) ( short explanation)
message: This command sends a message to user if they are online or not to do this type /message (handle) (text)
visit: This command is so you can go to specific rooms here to use it type /visit (room name)
listen: This command allows you to listen to specific rooms to use it type /listen (room name)
General Chat: This is a specific room and has special way to talk in it you type /listen general chat to hear see the text but to put text in the room all you type is /chat (text)
notify: This is a list where you may add friends and tell when there are non chess net to do this type / +notify (handle) to remove someone type /-notify (handle)
censor: This list blocks people on it from speaking to you and from sending you game seeks to use this type /+censor (handle) to remove type /-censor (handle) note admins can not be censored
noplay: This blocks users from playing you but they can still send you text to use this type /+noplay (handle) and to remove /-noplay (handle)
Gnotify: This list shows you when people are playing a game that you have on the list type /+gnotify (handle) to add and /-gnotify (handle) to remove
Znotify: This command shows you who on chess net has you on their notify list when they are on chess net type /znotify to use
who: This command shows all users online type /who to use it
who B: This command lists bughouse team /who B to use it
bugwho: This command shows people available become a bughouse partner /bugwho is how to use it
whisper: This command is used when observing a game to talk and not disturb the players /whisper (text) is how to use
kibitz: This command is used to talk to all watching a game including the players to use type /kibitz (text)
11. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: I cannot see my opponents clock etc. ?
A: This problem is very common to xp users, and the fix is very simple. Click on OPTIONS, LOOK AND FEEL, then click on the + sign in "Fonts, Colors and Textures," go to SECONDARY BACKGROUND, click on it and then move your cursor into the background and left click to change it.
Q: I have downloaded Chess.net for Windows (CNFW), so what's next?
A:Once you've installed Chess.net for Windows, run it by double-clicking the shortcut on your desktop. If you already have a registered account, click on ADD HANDLE and fill in the required information and click OK. Click on the handle you registered and click OK. If you are unregistered, click on guest and click ok.
Q: Why am I always a guest? How do I register an account?
A: To register an account, connect to Chess.net and type /register. An on-duty administrator will register you.
Q: My opponents time is out, what shall I do now?
A: For you to win on time, you must click on the FLAG button. To do this automatically, type /set autoflag 1.
Q: How do I set up a computer engine at Chess.net?
A: Setting a computer engine up on Chess.net is actually quite simple. Please visit http://chessengines.cjb.net/enginesetup.htm for help on setting up an engine. Please note that you may only have a computer account with the permission of the admin staff. You may type /fi computerapply to see the requirements for registering a computer account.
12. Basic Rules
Thank you for subscribing to chess.net. In order that all our members may enjoy their time with us we have some ground rules that you are deemed to have accepted. A more extensive guide to chess.net regulations can be found on the server. The absolute basics are:
Unless your account is a nominated computer account you may not use computer assistance of any kind in rated games.
Except with the prior agreement of the admin staff, a member is only entitled to one account.
Verbal abuse or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. The admin staff reserve the right to withdraw speaking privileges from members who do this and disregard warnings about it. If another member is abusive towards you please bring the matter to the attention of the admin staff. (Chat rules can be found on the server by typing /help chat_etiquette).
In the event of persistent rule breaking by a member, chess.net reserves the right to terminate the member's account if the member ignores a final warning about his behaviour