About Chessily

Chessily is a website all about the beautiful game of chess. We want to help everyone improve their chess skills. Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned veteran of the king’s game โ€“ feel free to browse around and dive into the world of chess!

Chessily will always be free to use and access!

Jobs at Chessily

We’re constantly looking to make Chessily.com bigger and โ€“ most importantly โ€“ better!ย If you think you can help with that goal, please read on.

At the moment we are looking to fill the following roles:

  • Head of Content (Remote)
  • Social Media Manager (Remote)
  • Freelance Writer (Remote)

We don’t care about your university, degree or background. If you’re competent, motivated and a good human being, we’d love to work with you.ย 

If you’re also interested in working with us, please reach out: [email protected]. We don’t require a formal application โ€“ tell us who you are and how you can advance our project.

Who is Behind Chessily?

Hey, I’m Marc Cressac! I grew up in the rural parts of France, later moving to Berlin for my master’s degree in engineering. Today, I am a freelance consultant in the civil engineering space. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.


Together with a growing editorial team, I run chessily.com. I started this site in early 2022, to help beginners learn all about chess. We have since expanded to cover a lot of topics that chess enthusiasts all around the world are interested in.

My Chess-Story

I started playing my first games of chess โ€“ as so many others did โ€“ when I was a small child. My father introduced me to the game sometime around the turn of the century. Ever since then, I have been on a constant quest to improve my game. While I am by no means a pro chess player,

Fun Fact: I have never played in a competitive tournament to this day. Ever since I can remember, I played chess on my dads computer, with the occasional game at a friends house. Luckily, with the rise of online chess sites like lichess.org my thirst for more chess games and be quenched easily.

Another Chess Site โ€“ Really?

I know what you are thinking: “Another website about chess, is that really necessary”? Well, I think: Yes!

While we do have plenty, very good chess resources on the internet, I think there is a missing piece to the puzzle. I have yet to find a chess site that covers the vastness of chess in a way that is understandable for everyone.

Sure, Wikipedia is exhaustive, but good luck trying to understand 99% of chess-pages there as a beginner. That is the problem we try to solve at chessily.


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