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Who created chesscom?

Who created chesscom?

Erik Allebest
Erik Allebest, Founder of, on Maintaining Joy In Your Business – Monica + Andy.

Who owns the rights to chess?

The moves of a chess game are not considered copyrighted and may be reproduced by anyone without attribution for any reason. A unique, ordered collection of games, positions, or partial games is copywritable and may not be reproduced unless one has the proper licenses and permissions.

How big is chesscom?

Today has almost 23 million registered users and employs more than 100 team members – all of them working remotely.

How does chess make money? operates on a freemium model wherein the site’s main features are provided for free, supported by advertisements. But users can pay to remove those advertisements and get some additional features. The users can play online with their friends, other chess community people, or the AI opponent for free.

Does Magnus own Chess24?

© chess24. Play Magnus, an Oslo-based company backed by World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, also launched in 2014, and in March 2019 the two companies combined forces. Play Magnus brings expertise in mobile apps and education along with the direct involvement of arguably the greatest chess player of all time.

How good is 1700 on Lichess?

All ratings below them are more or less weak. Always 200 points more than you have yourself. If you play just for fun, around 1500 is good. 1700 is decent and 2000 is the ultimate goal for an amateur but passionate chess player.

Why is it called chess?

Chess got its name from a mispronunciation by British merchants, it was originally called shah (king in Persian), Shah mat =king is finished.. Chess is an acronym for Chariot(rook), Horse( knight), Elephant(bishop) and Soldiers(pawns).

How much does it cost to enter a chess tournament?

Players entering must pay an entry fee of $25.00. A current US Chess membership is required to play in this event. Each seven player tournament is within a rating level: 1399 and below (novice)

Who is DrNykterstein on Lichess?

GM DrNykterstein aka Magnus Carlsen is playing Bullet right now!

Is 1800 a good Lichess rating?

If by solid you mean, what is considered, “Good”, on lichess, then anything over 1900 is great. 1800, good, but it’s not that impressive. No, 1800 is not solid. even 2000 is not solid in Lichess.

How accurate is Lichess ELO?

The median player rating of Lichess is close to 1500, and there is no significant deviation of this value over time. The Lichess ratings can often be higher than ratings from other systems that start at 1200, such as FIDE or This only shows that ratings from different systems cannot be compared.

Are chess players arrogant?

in my experience chessplayers are not usually arrogant but they are often aloof and this is often mistaken for arrogance. Or maybe you mistake their arrogance for aloof, you do not know that. It’s a matter of perception after all, only the player himself/herself knows his/her intentions.

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