Welcome to ChessManager

The World's Most Intuitive & Powerful Chess Pairing Software

If you're organizing a chess event, you need simple yet reliable chess pairing software. You need an easy-to-use program that lets you quickly organize both local tournaments and national championships. You need ChessManager!

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Your Proven Chess Tournament Solution

21,200+
players and organizers
1,598,300+
paired chess games
10,900+
organized chess tournaments

Big Tournaments using ChessManager

World Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship 2021
European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship 2021
Polish Chess Championships 2015 - 2022

Trusted by Chess Arbiters Around the World

Intuitive and saves me so much time!

The program has a wide range of tie-breaks, and the ability to set filters significantly speeds up the preparation for the closing ceremony. A big advantage is the ability to use online payments when registering, and many players appreciate pairings sent via text message. This also speeds up getting to assigned chess boards, especially in large tournaments.

The entire service is very intuitive and saves a lot of time!

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Magdalena Judek
International Arbiter

Love the modern functionality

We had doubts about certifying the online application. After many months of testing, the committee unanimously approved the software as stable and meeting all FIDE requirements.

The intuitive interface and modern functions such as sending text messages with pairing have made ChessManager my favorite program for running individual chess tournaments.

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Maciej Cybulski
FIDE Systems of Pairings and
Programs Commission Chairman

Helped me organize over 60 tournaments

ChessManager is a universal program that facilitates the work of an arbiter from many devices, regardless of the operating system.

Within three years I have already held 66 local, provincial, and national chess tournaments with the help of ChessManager. They are all saved in my tournament tab, so you can use them at any time.

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Ulrich Jahr
International Arbiter

World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021

I had the chance to use ChessManager during preparation for the World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021 in Warsaw.

I found the interface to be very user friendly and intuitive. The rating lists are updated automatically every month and filtering players to award prizes in special categories only takes a few seconds.

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Tania Karali
European Chess Union
Secretary of Arbiters Council

ChessManager has saved me a lot of time

Using ChessManager has saved me a lot of time that would have otherwise gone into manual data entry. I love the fact that I can update tournament and/or player information while on the go using my phone or tablet instead of having to wait till I have access to my laptop as is the case with other pairings programs. The beautiful and intuitive design interface is the cherry on top.

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Paras Gudka
International Artbier
FIDE Developmental Instructor

I recommend it to all chess organizers and arbiters

Conducting a tournament in ChessManager is simple and intuitive.

I have been using it from the very beginning and have already carried out 200 tournaments of various ranks - from small club tournaments to city and regional championships.

In case of problems, the author offers quick technical support.

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Arkadiusz Korbal
FIDE Arbtier
Gryf Szczecin Chess Club

The ChessManager Difference

Are you tired of chess apps and programs that look like they're straight from the Windows 98 era? Do you want to say goodbye to complicated and expensive chess pairing software that pays no attention to UX/UI? And wouldn't it be great if you could make everything run smoother at your upcoming chess event? We've got the answer...

Enjoy the Game. ChessManager Handles the Rest

New Tournament Screen

ChessManager provides you with an intuitive solution to streamline the organization of your chess tournaments.

Our tool offers a free pairing system that is both server-based and accessible via a web browser.

ChessManager ensures simplicity and intuitiveness for all levels of chess enthusiasts.

Whether you're new to the world of tournament chess or an experienced organizer who's searching for software to better manage your chess tournaments, ChessManager was made for you.

Players List Screen
Settings Screen

ChessManager follows all USCF and FIDE regulations, making it the go-to tool for chess organizers looking for an innovative yet proven solution.

Our chess pairing software lets you easily create a tournament, set up the audience view, define the list of competitors, adequately pair match pairs, and manage and track results to determine the winner.

Here's Why People Are Loving ChessManager

Simple & Intuitive

Gone are the days of worrying about the next stages of your chess tournament. ChessManager guides you in a simple, step-by-step way.

Automatic Pairing

Pairing off players just became a whole lot easier! Our platform does it all for you, meaning you can run individual or team events as swiss, round-robin, or your own system.

FIDE-Approved

ChessManager comes with its very own FIDE certificate. This means it meets all the criteria necessary to hold your chess tournament.

Use On Any Device

Got internet access? Then you can run ChessManager effortlessly on any device. Windows, MacOS, Android - all devices are compatible.

Choose Your Language

You can use ChessManager regardless of your linguistic abilities. Our chess pairing software is available in the following languages: český, Español, فارسی, Français, Italiano, Lietuvos, Dutch, Polski, русский, Türkçe, українська.

Instant Results Publishing

Rest assured knowing that tournament results appear automatically. ChessManager takes over your work and lets you get back to what you do best - playing chess!

We Make Life Easier For:

Players

Chess players can quickly and easily track their progress and compare with other players across tournaments.

Schools

For too long, schools have been forced to depend on clumsy software. With ChessManager, instructors and students can enjoy access to continuously updated features and a simple and intuitive user interface.

Teachers

Teachers are often faced with a gauntlet of new responsibilities and tasks. Our software platform is ideal for teachers who are looking for a simple, hassle-free tool in which to organize their chess groups.

Arbiters

Older apps and programs simply do not keep up with ever-changing rules. ChessManager alleviates this problem by providing real-time updates for chess tournament arbiters.

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The yearly price is just $50 but for a limited time, you can try it at no cost.

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The Fastest Way to Organize and Manage Your Chess Tournaments

1. Create Your Tournament

ChessManager makes it easy to create your chess tournament with any pairing system (Round Robin, Swiss System, etc.) and any tie-break criteria (Progress, Buchholz, etc.). You can then share your tournament and spread the word to your peers.

2. Manage Your Players

With ChessManager, you can quickly and easily invite players by email or add them manually. Not only can players be added to your fully manageable starting list, but you can also add or remove players at any time during the tournament.

3. Pair Players

You can choose from standard systems like swiss or round-robin. You're also given the ability to manually edit pairings, thus giving you complete control over your tournament.

4. Evaluate Tournament Results

Players and viewers enjoy fast, real-time results during chess tournaments. Participants are then able to share results with their friends and peers.

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Why Choose ChessManager

ChessManager
Simple, easy to use
Intuitive
Flexible and customizable
Saves time
Cost-effective
FIDE-approved
Automatic pairing
Fast registration of players
Accepts online payments
Compatible with any device
Multiple languages
Other Chess Software
Complicated, hard to use
Difficult to understand
Rigid operation
Slow to load
Costly ongoing payments
Non-FIDE-approved
Ineffective pairing options
Player registration is time-consuming
Payment options are limited
Non-compatible with certain devices
Only available in one language

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ChessManager Pricing

FREE
$0
PREMIUM
$50/year
Unlimited Rounds
Swiss System
Double Swiss System
Round-Robin System
Manual Pairing
Print Pairings
Export TRF
Export PGN
Export CSV
Limit of Players 20 1500
No Ads
Private Tournaments
Group Tournaments
Change Sorting Criteria
Choose 1st Player's Color
Customise Scoring
Customise Tie-Breaks
Configure Classifications
Configure Special Points
Send Pairing by SMS*
Collect Entry Fees*

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ChessManager?

ChessManager is a web-based application that helps you create chess tournament pairings. Anyone with basic computer skills, be it tournament organizers or international arbiters to players, school chess teachers, or parents, can create pairings without prior experience.

Since it works in a web browser, you can access it from your laptop, phone or tablet. There's no need to download or install any software or app.

Do I need to create an account?

You need an account to create the tournament pairings. In most cases, the task of creating pairings for an event lies in the hand of arbiters, club teachers or organizers.

But if you're a player or a fan who just wants to check the pairing or follow the results, you don't need to create an account. In that case, go to our tournament page and select the tournament you want to follow.

How do I create a new tournament?

Log in to your ChessManager account. Click New Tournament and fill in all the details the system asks for. For a detailed walkthrough, check out this 2-minute video.

How do I add players?

On the main account dashboard, you'll see a list of all your tournaments. Select the tournament for which you want to add players. Then go to the Players tab to add them. Here's a video for a step-by-step walkthrough.

In tournaments with the Allow players to sign up option enabled, players can enter their data and submit an application. Then as an admin, you can accept or reject their entry.

Can I back up my tournament?

Yes, you can always export the tournament to TRFX (Tournament Report File). Just click Export in the respective tournament's Dashboard. The TRFX format is used by all FIDE licensed software.

Also, while creating a new tournament, you can import a .TRFX file, saving you a lot of time.

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