10012 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
The one thing that I ask of chess if they were to take up a suggestion is like this is to maintain the integrity and honor of the game.. or to fade away just as quickly as fads do. If you sell out in the American market you look like a sell out. I think it should be done with the highest dignity, and that has a lot to do with venue, marketing, interviews, and promotion. This should be an all ages friendly game. 0-100 years old.
They've normalized carlsen into a super genius.. guy.. player, but to everyone outside the chess world they're mostly not aware. Magnus did a talk show on Charlie Rose (recently), and 60 minutes when he was 13 but has hardly done any promotion since then in America.
They could easily advertise this for an American city as a battle between young age 23 Super Grand master Carlsen vs Classic ex-champion Anand with a few of the greatest players of this generation and potentially one of the greatest players of all time in his prime.
It could hit off the same way the poker fad hit off Texas Hold-em coverage of the Main Event. I liken it closer to bowling or tennis in terms of the American audience.
Globally Chess is cool.. in America chess is baseball or golf.. you need to understand it and know the players to have an interest.
They need to hit the intellectual 20-30 year old audience..& simultaneously an older crowd.. an older crowd btw more inclined to teach chess to a younger audiences such as grand children where-as young adults are way too into themselves to have that time. Older audiences are more inclined to harvest and maintain the attitude and support.. young adults are quick to move on to the next hit thing.
Collegiates but also a lot of underground cult older guys in their 40's and up have taken a lot of vintage interest in hobbyist stuff and this is right up their alley.. bowling, golf, tennis etc. Especially because it's something the older generation can get involved in first hand..
ESPECIALLY with websites like chess.com and the huge online crowd.
>>> This is a game you can watch just like poker.. and then hop online and experience it first hand.. and get whooped by EVEN pro's themselves.
You can't do that with other sports on TV.. just play Michael Jordan pick up .. that's the charm in chess. Anyone can hop online, but you need years of practice, experience, and knowledge to be competitive..so you go online but just as u would on the basketball court you're gonna get schooled.
IF the following things can be televised successfully in America:
Outdoor Bass fishing, bowling, then you know you have an audience at all levels and ages.
There needs to be a foundation..that is sustainable. Small ball so to speak.
Why is the most powerful, versatile and indispensable chess piece a woman?
by CheckersBeatsChess 2 minutes ago
11/30/2014 - Mate in 2
by SDET 13 minutes ago
12/18/2014 - Mate in 4
by fake_ear 14 minutes ago
How can I get RonaldJosephCote back?
by JamieDelarosa 16 minutes ago
Is Farting Allowed During Tournaments Games?
by allthegoodnamestaken 17 minutes ago
Amazing Rook Sacrifice from Uhlmann
by smihir6 22 minutes ago
Places where it would be rude to bring your chess set?
by radmagichat 28 minutes ago
I love it!
by Poisson_Rouge 31 minutes ago
by Boogalicious 35 minutes ago
TCEC Season 7
by gambit-man 36 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!