iChess Club: Be Part of Our Exclusive Chess Community


Enjoy full access to all the Premium Features we now offer

The iChess Club is a membership which offers chess lovers like you a wide variety of premium benefits.

You will be able to access our full range of products, an extensive library of hundreds of chess videos and interactive chess courses created by strong chess players from around the world, at exclusive rates that only a Premium member can obtain.

On top of that, the best grandmasters and chess coaches share full opening repertoires, endgame knowledge, strategic tips and much more in exclusive premium-only videos each month.

Now you’ll have everything you need in order to improve your chess and start winning tournaments.

Your first month is half price! Pay only $9.97 for all of the usual benefits (including $19.97 in store credit!)

Here’s what you get as a Premium Member of iChess Club:

We offer 2 types of memberships, both of them with awesome benefits for you. 

iChess Club Features


iChess Club VIP Platinum Membership (best value)

  • 40% OFF ALL ITEMS in our Shop – permanent discount. (ChessBase/physical items not included).
  • Premium Video Access  – New exclusive videos every month from the world’s most popular presenters including Damian Lemos, Eugene Perelshteyn, Ron Henley, and more (unlimited).
  • Sale Extender (unlimited) – Allows you to get discounted prices on our sales checkout pages even after a sale is expired (within 30 days of a sale ending).
  • Peek Inside – See the first 30-40 minutes of any video in our shop. This helps you decide if a course is what you’re looking for (non-members only see the first 3 minutes, this feature will be live by February 2019)
  • 5% additional discount on all items on sale on top of the typical 40-50% discount.
  • $19,97 in store credit every monthImportant: This credit is not cumulative, which means that it expires month by month.
  • Price: $19.97 / month

iChess Club Silver Membership

  • 25% OFF all items in our shop – permanent discount (ChessBase/physical items not included).
  • Premium Video Access -New exclusive videos every month from the world’s most popular presenters including Damian Lemos, Eugene Perelshteyn, Ron Henley, and more (10 per month).
  • Sale Extender (1 per month) – Allows you to get discounted prices on our sales checkout pages even after a sale has expired (within 30 days of sale ending).
  • Peek inside – See the first 30 minutes of any course in our shop. This helps you decide if a course is what you’re looking for. (Non-members only see the first 3 minutes, this feature will be live by February 2019)
  • $14.97 in store credit every month. – Important: This credit is not cumulative, which means that it expires month by month.
  • Price: $14.97 / month

*Please note if using coupons as an iChess.club member, the higher discount will apply, coupons cannot be “stacked” with the membership discount, however store credit can be used.

It’s your move!  What are you waiting for?

You can cancel anytime, no cancellation fee or drama. The subscription is billed monthly and there is no minimum commitment.

Additional information

Subscription level

Silver, Platinum

17 reviews for iChess Club: Be Part of Our Exclusive Chess Community

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    chandr22 (verified owner)

    This idea is pretty good idea in general. So far, I have been able to take advantage of the nice discounts that are available for purchases. I am hoping to see more member perks in the future, but we’ll see how the exclusive videos are once they start dropping.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sven Rettieck (verified owner)

    Well done, ichess, a nice idea to get more fans involved in your fascinating stuff. In the past, I spend a few bucks – Maybe more in the near future! Thank you!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    cghori (verified owner)

    Congratulations on another great feature of iChess.net! I have been a Platinum member since inception and so far have been very pleased with the quality of the additional videos (and accompanying PGNs) discussing in detail the naunces of many of the popular openings. It has definitely helped my game! I have also been taking advantage of the monthly store credits and member only discounts to add to my iChess.net course collection which is a nice bonus. In terms of possible improvement of the subscription, I would like to see more videos about other aspects of the game such as Attacking ideas, Positional plans and Endgames. Also, in the future, maybe offer a yearly membership option or even a lifetime option with monthly credits as well. In summary, I would wholeheartedly recommend this subscription to anyone who is serious about improving his/her game.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Joseph (verified owner)

    I have been an ichessnet member since the club started. It has very much improved my video library as well as my interest in chess. I only wish they had a feature link that would include up coming projects s i can plan out my purchases better.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Karl-Heinz (verified owner)

    As I am going to buy every month something, my premium Membership is practicly for free, because i can use the 20 $ for my Shopping.
    The Deep Dive about the slav is extremly good, probably because Damian is playing the slav himself.
    I would therefor like one Deep Dive About the French.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    kevtt971 (verified owner)

    The iChess Club membership at the platinum level is a great buy. I am enjoying watching the 30 minute previews before buying, so I know what I’m going to get before buying. I love the great deals on the downloads. My favorite instructors so far are Damian Lamos, GingerGm, and Eric Rosen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in increasing their chess IQ.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex Fickey

    enjoying all the content and dvds wish i could find chessbase dvds without having to buy the physical copy

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kai (verified owner)

    I already read a lot of comments which I can identify with. For instance I buy so much chess stuff, I didn’t have any problems so far to make use of my monthly $20 voucher. Still I would like to have more freedom here. Why not at least make the vouchers valid over a longer period? OK, I see why from iChess’s perspective but I guess a lot of people don’t want to feel bad if they either have to get something they don’t really want to buy or to throw the $20 away for nothing at all.

    What I would like to see is a link to the premium videos in my account details. (If there is a link, I didn’t find it yet).

    Otherwise I like the video only approach. While I think the ChessBase media system is a great thing (which I use a lot at home), it is easier to have the iChess videos with you on your smartphone, tablet etc.

    I also like the Lemos’ Deep Dive series quite a lot. It helped me already during a tournament to prepare something new in a very short time because otherwise it is just too simple sometime for my opponents to prepare against me. You might end up on your own as early as on move five (that happened to me when trying the King’s Indian Attack against the Caro-Kan but it wasn’t easier for my opponent as well) but more information would be far too much to handle in such a situation.

    One of my other favourites is the master method series.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    Each month I find myself coming back and finding a dvd to buy and improve my game with. The previews are awesome to help me sort out what exactly I am looking for. I wouldn’t change anything as it is already a great plan to use and would ecommend anyone who is serious about chess to join. It basically is free when you get your store credit every month!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    patneedham412 (verified owner)

    So far I really like this idea and this site. I have collected chess books for 20 years and I have an extensive library. As much as I love my books it is obvious that digital instruction is the way things are going so I started to slowly try out a few DVDs purchased on other sites. After years of mediocre chess play I wanted to make a serious effort to improve my game. It did not take me long to find iChess and I was impressed with the extensive library of videos available. I had already made a long list of DVDs I would want to purchase in the future when I discovered the IChess Club. The fact that you get your entire monthly fee back as store credit made this a simple decision. Combined with the member discount and the store credit, joining the club was already going to more than pay for itself with product that I was likely to be purchasing anyway. Even if there were nothing else to be had the membership amounts to an instant discount for anyone planning to buy a few videos a month. For me the additional content on the site is simply a bonus. As for the DVDs available, there are literally years worth of content in every aspect of chess taught by high level IM and GM instructors. It really is an economically way to get access to this level of chess instruction. I think this club is a great value for anyone who is serious about learning chess by video format. I can’t see how you wouldn’t come out ahead if you are already buying the product. Join the club and get the same product at a discount plus the additional content available to members. I have no regrets and I anticipate continuing as long as it remains a no lose deal like it is currently.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    slhumph (verified owner)

    I enjoy the videos at the cheaper prices. I would like to see more included for members without additional cost.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rancid_Gambit (verified owner)

    First off, I’ve been a Platinum subscriber to the ichess club since the very first day I received the offer. And I can confidently say, it’s a truly great investment for any Chess enthusiast. A long time ago, I used to receive 1 on 1 coaching from GM Varuzhan Akobian, and believe me it wasn’t cheap. But here you get the same high quality instruction from GM’s at a discounted price, and it’s like these pros are right there with you holding your hand! In addition, as a person who’s somewhat old school and enjoys the option of physical dvds, they always provide free shipping and nearly always have physical copies of whatever I’m looking for.
    One of the best features of this service is that it practically pays itself!

    Considering that this is a relatively new service, I understand if there are some tweaks here and there to work out, as this is a continual work in progress. But for the content and usage I’ve been getting out of this service, I can overlook it.

    If there’s one thing I would maybe change to this service — would probably be to include some sort of FAQs section, or maybe even a forum which might be better! A forum of sorts would create a sense of community to discuss any uncertainties members might have.

    Lastly, I would definitely recommend this service to any Chess player who wants to expand their overall playing skills and knowledge of this royal game. Overall, if you’re a true Chess enthusiast you wouldn’t go wrong by at least giving this a try.

  13. Rated 3 out of 5

    KOLBJORN ALBIN (verified owner)

    The idea is great, but very many start up issues. Many promises in the email ad in the startup was not met and some writing errors as well. The Premium videos they promised us each month should have their own separate section so it is easy to find. The store credit coupons should be added automatic to our account and its just a hazzle to keep track of them my self and how much of them I have used. Also I think they should make a FAQ to cover all questions we may have more clearly so if we need some answers and not everything is so clear explained at all. I had to use much of my time at customer service to get answers that where not covered anywhere else. Also the 30-40 minutes they promised for every course where also not met, but seems like they have covered most of that now. A great idea and so much to save on their great video content, I am overall hoping to see much more improvement in future hopefully soon, and they should keep the premium videos coming out a lot faster. So many things to work on Ichess. I have to say I am a bit dissapointed but overall good performance.

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shaun (verified owner)

    The thirty-minute preview videos have helped me save a lot of money because I found a couple of courses that didn’t feel like a good fit. Sale extender is a very useful feature I make frequent use of because it allows me to save money over a couple of paychecks instead of needing to find the money within a few days. Although this is a great feature I discovered today there is no way for me to apply my membership code or any other code. All you are given is a member discount that is automatically calculated for you. There is no way to apply any store credit coupons either. The member videos section seems to be a little unstructured. I might be wrong but it seems to me there is no plan in place to give it direction. Very strange for a chess website considering how important plans are to playing chess. The sale extender and video previews alone make this a worthwhile investment. I’m glad to be a member and wouldn’t hesitate to suggest other chess players at least give it a try.

  15. Rated 4 out of 5

    George James Suggs (verified owner)

    Fantastic value!

  16. Rated 3 out of 5

    Les Lassiter (verified owner)

    I was asked some time ago to review this product and now I finally have the time to do it. I found it difficult to review because I think most chess players would give it at least 4 stars. However, my circumstances are different from most. I am much older than most and I might already have more video’s than I can really watch as well as a couple thousand dollars worth of chess books that I want to wade through. If you plan to buy at least one video per month, then it is a good deal for you and would be well worth a 4 star rating. However, there is not much chance of me doing that. I gave it a try primarily because of the discount I received, but also because of the opening encyclopedia. However, it is not yet complete. In it’s current state it is of little to no use for me. It would be better and cheaper for me to get the opening encyclopedia from Chessbase. I did benefit from a discount on a set of video’s and will probably get one more before I leave the club. Once again, this is worth a 4 star rating for most people, but for me it only gets 3 stars Enjoy!

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    bkpitzer (verified owner)

    With limited time and limited financial resources, most chess players are looking to get the most for their money; i.e. how to find the most helpful chess video for the best value. That’s where the Platinum level membership is most helpful. The 30-minute free previews help customers determine which of the thousands of hours of chess lessons available are right for them. Without the previews its essentially impossible to make an informed decision about which product to buy. The second advantage is the 40 percent discount on all chess videos. The third advantage is the additional 5 percent discount on sale items. The fourth advantage are the free videos. So, what are the drawbacks? The crucial question for me each month is: do I want to continue to pay $19.97 a month for a service that I might not use that month? So far the answer has been yes. But, I have not always used my $19.97 credit. The biggest improvement Ichess could make is to allow the credit to accumulate rather than expire. As an example, I am very much interested in the Sam Shankland Chess Mastery Collection, but even at a discounted price of $80 I doubt I will ever buy it. However, if my monthly credits accumulated, I could save my credits and buy it after four months. It seems like a win-win situation to me. My other suggestions for improvement are minor: It’s still a little hard to find things on the website and not all videos yet have the 30-minute preview. Another suggestion would be to develop some sort of customer rating system for the videos. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

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