After seeing its impact during the pandemic. World champion Kasparov adopts technology and offers his own chess platform
Kasparov’s chess platform will include documentaries, audio blogs, articles and interviews between well-known experts and players in the chess community.
Chess legend Gary KasparovChess, which took years to develop, was launched by chess legend Gary KasparovChes with funding from private investors and the Vivendi media conglomerate.
MasterClass, a platform that offers celebrity lessons, invited Kasparov to teach a classroom, which was quickly disturbed and realized that he had to downplay concepts and adhere to a particular platform structure.
Kasparov Chase is a platform where chess players are free to share tips and tricks with players of different levels.
The platform includes documentaries, audio blogs, articles and interviews between well-known experts and players in the chess community.
« More than 1,000 videos have been recorded so far, and unlike the content, the platform has an exclusive server attached to it, » Kasparov said.
In many ways, the platform also represents a magnifying glass of chess lessons presented through Master Class years ago, with a significant focus on society and diversity.
Kasparov Chase can be joined with a monthly subscription of $13.99 or annually for $119.99, with the majority of the lessons having experts and post-match analyses played in the paid system.
The paid subscription system also gives users access to a database of 50,000 hand-created puzzles, which allow players to practice certain skills.
There is a well-known competitor to this platform, ChaseCom (Chess.com), a chess server, forum and network site launched in 2005, with a subscription ranging from $5 per month to $29 per year.
« What distinguishes the platform is the focus on society, as its long-term goal is to connect global chess communities to each other, to discover skilled players » as well as to give others access to their experiences (Kasparov’s experiences), Kasparov says.
He believes that distance education during the epidemic has shown the need for more interactive solutions, and says « it’s time to move from what we’re studying to how it applies to students. »
Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in 1985 at the age of 22, retired in 2005 and launched a foundation to help children reach chess around the world.
Kasparov recently helped advise on The Queen’s Gambit, a drama series about a girl who became a chess prodigy, and was seen on Netflix.