Chess legend Garry Kasparov has launched the Kasparov Chess platform-which took years to develop – funded by private investors and media conglomerate Vivendi.
It was “MasterClass” – a platform that offers classes produced by celebrities – that invited Kasparov to teach a class, which he soon became disturbed and realized that he had to downplay concepts and adhere to a certain structure that the platform followed.
The “Kasparov shes a” platform where players chess freely share tips and tricks with players of different levels.
The platform includes documentaries, audio blogs, articles and interviews between experts and well-known players in the chess community.
“More than a thousand videos have been recorded so far, and apart from the content, the platform has an exclusive server attached to it,”Kasparov said.
In many ways, the platform is also an enlarged version of the master class chess lessons introduced years ago, with a strong focus on community and diversity.
Kasparov Chess can be joined with a monthly subscription of 13.99 or an annual subscription of 119.99, and the majority of lessons have experts and post-match analysis on the paid system.
The paid subscription system also gives users access to a database of 50 thousand hand-created puzzles, which allow players to practice certain skills.
A well-known competitor to this platform is Chase com (Chess.com), which consists of a chess server, forum and network site launched in 2005, with a subscription of 5 per month or 29 per year.
“The platform’s long-term goal is to connect global chess communities, discover players with skills, and give others access to their expertise,” says Kasparov.
He believes that distance education during the pandemic has shown the need for more interactive solutions, and says “it’s time to move from what we study to how we apply it 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 get to chess around the world.
Kasparov recently helped advise on The Queen’s Gambit, a drama about a girl who became a chess prodigy, which was widely watched on Netflix.