Thank You For ChessGames.com, Daniel Freeman (1967-2018)
Thank you, Daniel. | Photo: Chessgames.com

Thank You For ChessGames.com, Daniel Freeman (1967-2018)

erik
erik
Aug 6, 2018, 10:51 AM |
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Last month, Daniel Freeman, co-founder and passionate webmaster of ChessGames.com, passed away at 51. Daniel and Alberto Artideello started ChessGames.com together in 2001. Alberto passed away in 2015 at 56.

Personally, I interacted several times with Daniel over phone and email. We had several discussions together over the years about ways that ChessGames.com and Chess.com could possibly work together or join forces. I was always impressed by Daniel’s deep commitment to the chess community he had built, and the passion he had for sharing the game.

As one of the first major chess websites on the internet, ChessGames.com made quite an impact on me. As I was diving deeper into the game as an hobbyist in the early 2000s, I spent a lot of time learning and reading on ChessGames.com. I pored over famous games and players. ChessGames.com has always captured the depth and richness of the game in a pure and traditional way.

My best wishes go out to the friends and family of Daniel Freeman, and also to his entire ChessGames.com community. May you all find some peace in remembering the enormous contribution Daniel has made to the game we all love.

Here is a great attacking game by Daniel:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1546725

This is a hard-fought draw between ChessGames.com co-founders Daniel and Alberto:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1366550