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Anand has a new site for playing Chess!

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  • Anand has a new site for playing Chess!

    It looks as though Anand has his own chess website! Looks like a pretty cool site, I just found out about it a few minutes ago. They look pretty new, but they have videos, tactics trainer and 'courses' (looks like those are a work in progress) to compete with Chess.com If you guys wouldn't mind using my referral link if you guys sign up below, I'd appreciate it. It's kinda pricey, but it may be worth it down the line or even now, but I haven't fully checked it out yet, just thought I would share. The other cool thing is, that they have an App for both Apple and Android, so that's a huge plus. My username on the site is ipawnedmychessset so feel free to add me!


    https://chess24.com/?ref=ipawnedmychessset
    Last edited by ipawnedmychessset; 10-24-2014, 05:30 AM.

  • #2
    Looks like he's off to a good start with his website
    Chess Sets and More
    http://www.chess-sets-and-more.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by leepenny2001 View Post
      Looks like he's off to a good start with his website
      I think so too. I wish that the sign up price was cheaper though, especially since it is a newer site and all. Once they have the academic courses up to date and add more videos, then it will be worth while.

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      • #4
        Meh. I'll stick with the tried and true.
        Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

        An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

        My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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        • #5
          There's a charge perhaps because they had to pay Anand to say what he said?

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          • #6
            Why the need for new sites? Aren't FIDE Arena, ICC, and FICS enough?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JustMe View Post
              Why the need for new sites? Aren't FIDE Arena, ICC, and FICS enough?
              These sites suck eggs IMO. Fide Arena is OK if you can get a game without the 3rd world chumps disconnecting on you!

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              • #8
                Why does ICC and FICS suck? I think they are the best sites on the net, hands down.
                Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                • #9
                  I thought the general consensus is that ICC was (3-4 years ago perhaps) the place to play real-time chess online.

                  And FICS was an acceptable alternative to those who didn't want to pay. (I play on FICS regularly, my only problem being a faulty internet connection that often disconnects half-way through a 5 5 game.)

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                  • #10
                    Well, if you like quality, stability, playing among hundreds of hard-hitting titled players, and videos up the yin yang, ICC still is the best place to be, bar none.
                    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                    • #11
                      What's your blitz FICS rating skwerly?
                      " Deep calculation is not what distinguishes the champions. It does not matter how far ahead you see if you don't understand what you are looking at. When I contemplate my move, I first must consider all the elements in the position so that i can develop a strategy and develop intermediate objectives"

                      -- Garry Kasparov--

                      "Tactics must be guided by strategy"

                      --- Garry Kasparov--

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                      • #12
                        I honestly don't know, I really only ever play standard there. My blitz rating is much lower than my standard, I would imagine. I'm probably 1700 or so in blitz.

                        Why?
                        Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                        An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                        My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
                          Well, if you like quality, stability, playing among hundreds of hard-hitting titled players, and videos up the yin yang, ICC still is the best place to be, bar none.
                          I would say the best are:

                          Chess.com for videos, tactics trainer, chess mentor and studying chess in general and for their new chess.com app which allows you to access all of the above on the go.

                          Playchess.com for their strong competition, GM Simuls and Live Video Coverage of tournaments by top GM's and great interface and easy to get late night games.

                          Chesscube.com for best web interface and fun tournaments.

                          I was tempted to sign up for ICC when they were doing 20% off for Black Friday, but I did not bite the bullet. I'll see if I can sign up for a free trial again to test it out fully.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
                            I honestly don't know, I really only ever play standard there. My blitz rating is much lower than my standard, I would imagine. I'm probably 1700 or so in blitz.

                            Why?
                            I am just curious.
                            " Deep calculation is not what distinguishes the champions. It does not matter how far ahead you see if you don't understand what you are looking at. When I contemplate my move, I first must consider all the elements in the position so that i can develop a strategy and develop intermediate objectives"

                            -- Garry Kasparov--

                            "Tactics must be guided by strategy"

                            --- Garry Kasparov--

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                            • #15
                              ICC is where it's at, although the vids on Chess.com are really good.
                              Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                              An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                              My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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