A liberating game – 22 Oct 2021
The Chess For Freedom project is about much more than prison and online play, writes Salomėja Zaksaitė.
Chasing the biggest fans – 03 Oct 2021
Digital collector items are the latest hype in American team sports, but is there a demand in chess? Stefan Löffler has doubts.
Sony’s Gambit – 23 Sep 2021
The chess-themed new PlayStation spot is a hot item in the gaming industry, reports Stefan Löffler.
Activists gather in new association – 09 Aug 2021
Independent activists from Austria, Germany and Switzerland have launched the Chess Sports Association to promote and develop chess in connection with other sports, reports Stefan Löffler.
What clubs need now – 02 Jul 2021
A poll shows how chess clubs in the Netherlands are surviving the pandemic and what support they expect from their national federation, reports Stefan Löffler.
What new users want – 23 Apr 2021
Chess.com is eager to redesign their website and has invited users to submit their ideas. The winner could take $10,000 and potentially a job. User experience designer Jessi Shakarian has some clues.
Kasparovchess 2.0 – 16 Apr 2021
A new contender enters the premium market: A platform to train, watch and play chess is launched by the French media giant Vivendi and Garry Kasparov, reports Stefan Löffler.
ChessTech2020 conference summary – 11 Dec 2020
ChessTech 2020, the first conference of this type, brought together more than 500 participants to learn about new products and the latest research, debate hot topics, network and meet startups.
Biggest chess investment ever – 07 Oct 2020
The Play Magnus Group is going public. With an evaluation of NOK 1,1 billion (€ 100 million) it starts to trade this Thursday at the Oslo Stock Exchange. Questions and answers by Conrad Schormann, Stefan Löffler and financial journalist Thorsten Cmiel.
Perpetual check – 16 Jun 2020
Four weeks of online chess around the clock and around the globe are coming to an end this Tuesday night. FIDE used the unprecedented Checkmate Coronavirus campaign to cooperate with all major platforms, activate federations and reach out to general news media, writes Stefan Löffler.