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I tried to challenge somebody but it wouldn't let me, why not?

This can happen for several reasons…

Have you run out of trial games? If so, you can't issue a challenge. Full members can play an unlimited number of games, so you might consider subscribing to the site.

Is your intended opponent over their game limit? If so, they can't accept a challenge.

It's also possible you're attempting to challenge a member to a type of game they have selected to not play, or with time controls they don't want to use.

You can check a player's chess variant preferences by finding their name (on a game or by searching the player database) and clicking it to go to their player profile page. On that page, you will see what kinds of games they prefer to play.

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