Recognized chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov has announced the launch of his new premium platform Kasparovchess that’s been several years in the making. It’s a place where professionals will share their tips and lessons and analyze games from players around the world.
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Kasparovchess is funded by private investors and media conglomerate Vivendi, according to TechCrunch. The company hasn’t revealed the amount of capital it managed to raise.
Garry Kasparov’s new platform will become available by the end of the month (the website is already live). It’s a subscription service that costs $13.99 a month or $119.99 a year, which is pretty expensive compared to its main competitor Chess.com. The popular networking site costs only $5 a month.
Kasparov himself sees the focus on community as the main differentiator of Kasparovchess. Premium users will get access to 50,000 manually created puzzles to train their skills. The platform also has more than 1,000 videos and includes podcasts, articles, interviews, and documentaries.
According to Kasparov, his new project should unite chess players around the world, allowing them to play games, analyze them, and learn new things from experts and professionals. The platform already includes over 700 lessons, and players also can unlock achievements, track their progress, and get access to game reports.