About Chessella

This is a web site where you can upload and share your (preferably annotated) chess games. The main reason I created this site, though, is to train my chess skills. Chess diagrams are printed in the games just before any critical move, so that you can stop at a diagram and try and guess the move.

Important : The games you post must be either commented by yourself, or they cannot be copyrighted by third parties! If you insist on posting copyrighted games, make sure they are private !

Search for games

You can search for games other users have uploaded. Just go to Search games and enter some search criteria. You can then export the games you found to the PGN format.

I am mainly interested in annotated games. Emphasis here is on training, not search in a database.

Show a game

When browsing games, you can choose to watch a game. The simple game viewer allows you to go back and forth in the game, or to jump to a move. You have to click on the board to go back to the original position

A link to the game can be seen at the bottom of the game viewer, so that you can link to the game from your web site

What makes this site different, though, is the option to print diagrams. When viewing a game, you are expected to stop at a diagram and try and guess the move. That is why I made this site anyway. This is very useful when trying to learn opening variants or practise tactics

You may need to resize your browser window for best results. There is also on option, if registered, to make the boards bigger

Register

To upload games, you first have to register. Registration is hassle-free. Make sure you enter an email address in the Settings manager, so that I can help you recover your password if you happened to lose it. Creating more than one account is allowed, if you want to categorize your games

Upload games

Your games must me in the Portable Game Notation (PGN) format. You can Add games and paste them in the text field. As of now, there is a limit of 10 games you can add to the database at a time. If the games are on the net, you can Get Games from URL

My games

You can see a list of the games you have uploaded here. Click on a row to jump to a game. Scroll right and you can delete a game. Games which are marked for deletion will be deleted after clicking on Remove deleted games

You can also set a game to public or private

Settings

Before what moves are chess diagrams printed ? You can set it here. Chess diagrams can be printed

At this stage you cannot set this for individual games, so if you want different settings you will need different users! Other users will see your games the same way you see them.

Here you can also choose whether you want your boards to be big

Features & Bugs

There are some features I'd like to add in the future

There are some known bugs Feel free to mail me if you have any feature you would like me to add

Disclaimer

Feel free to report errors. Important : The games you post must either be commented by yourself, or they cannot be copyrighted by third parties! If you insist on posting copyrighted games, make sure they are private !