Today we have learned that the great chess player Garry Kasparov is going to launch his own social platform for chess lovers. There is no doubt that the Netflix TV series “Queen’s Gambit” has managed to awaken interest in the world of chess in many more people.
This successful TV series has counted with the contributions of Garry Kasparov, arch-known chess player, who retired in 2005, dedicating himself since then to promote this discipline among the youngest.
Garry Kasparov to launch a new chess platform
So, with the experience gained also with the classes offered as a guest on the educational platform MasterClass, after some years of development, Garry Kasparov is now finalizing the launch of his social platform Kasparovchess, specialized in everything related to the world of chess.
Behind Kasparovchess is a series of private investors and the media conglomerate Vivendi, having been developed to offer a series of educational content, including documentaries, podcasts, interviews, articles, analysis of techniques, and more, dedicated to the world of chess. They also have their own server within the Discord platform.
Kasparovchess will have a paid subscription plan
Behind the contents will be Kasparov himself together with other relevant personalities in the world of chess, where part of the contents, including more than 50,000 puzzles for the training of certain skills, as well as reports and expert analysis, will be available exclusively for the platform’s subscribers for $13.99 a month or $119.99 a year.
Kasparovchess will have to contend with Chess.com which is available since 2005. It has a much more affordable subscription plan, ranging from $5 per month to $29 per year.
Kasparovchess is expected to open its doors publicly by the end of this month. Interested parties can already pre-register and can also join the server they have on Discord.
Garry Kasparov said: “It’s time to actually switch from what we’re teaching to how students can apply it. And that helps us indirectly because chess has been recognized for centuries as a nexus for intelligence and creativity.”
On the success of Netflix‘s “Queen’s Gambit” series, he states that: “I was so happy because it was the first time where we could see chess as a positive factor. We had so many years with chess being seen as potential destruction and something that could push kids to the dark area of psychological instability.”