With the US economy being what it is many of us can't afford the subscriptions here at chess.com especially people who live on fixed incomes like me. I am actively searching for alternatives to what chess.com offers. Out of respect for chess.com I will not name anything I find. I have had a couple monthly subscriptions that I either won or was given for merging my facebook account. When and if the economy gets better I do plan on upgrading my subscription.