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Chess.com Founders Explore World Chess Logo
The founders of Chess.com try out a new chess position.

Chess.com Founders Explore World Chess Logo

Dec 20, 2017, 3:07 PM 271 Chess.com News

The new world chess championship logo revealed this week for next year's London match has drawn strong reactions from chess fans and the general public.

Among the most excited by the World Championship 2018 logo were Chess.com's founders, Erik (CEO) and Jay (CTO). 

Jay and Erik decided to take a shot at playing a game as depicted by the new World Chess logo, and they were captivated by the tremendous spirit of this unique chess-playing position. 

"I was inspired by the new chess championship logo," said Erik, CEO of Chess.com. "I’ve always felt that chess was a very connecting game—a way to get two people together very intimately on the chessboard. A connection of ideas. Connection of minds. Connection of emotions. I thought that this logo embodied that vision.”

"This is brilliant," said Jay, Chess.com's chief technology officer. "This is the best thing for chess since probably Deep Blue." 


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