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Chess.com to Acquire ChessVibes

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 03.10.2013, 09:52.

Amsterdam, October 3rd, 2013 — Chess.com today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ChessVibes.com, the leading website for chess news. The agreement combines the strengths of Chess.com, the number #1 online chess community with almost 8 million members, and ChessVibes, known for its quality coverage of top tournaments. Peter Doggers, owner and CEO of ChessVibes, will join Chess.com full-time, effective immediately.

“Peter has done a fantastic job with top-notch chess coverage,” said Erik Allebest, CEO of Chess.com. “Chess.com and ChessVibes share a passion for serving our members, and while we have focused on playing and learning tools, ChessVibes is synonymous with quality chess journalism. We look forward to bringing the two companies together to provide the best service to chess fans of all levels.”

“By teaming up with the leading global chess platform, ChessVibes is able to leverage Chess.com's impressive userbase and resources to enhance its presence and impact a larger audience,” said Peter Doggers, owner/CEO of ChessVibes. “I am pleased to be able to work as a chess journalist on the biggest chess website around.”

ChessVibes.com will continue to exist for several months while its archive of content is transferred to Chess.com. ChessVibes' two digital, subscription based magazines - ChessVibes Openings (CVO) and ChessVibes Training (CVT) – as well as many of the regular content contributors to ChessVibes.com will “find new homes” contributing to Chess.com's newly launched Master's Bulletin (the potential replacement for CVO and CVT) as well as contributions to Articles and Courses. Subscribers to CVO and CVT will be compensated in the form of Chess.com Premium Memberships and/or subscriptions to Chess.com's Master's Bulletin.

Peter Doggers, owner/CEO of ChessVibes will start working full time for Chess.com. Together with Mike Klein, Co-Director of Content, and Daniel Rensch, Vice President of Content & Professional Relations, he will focus on content creation, product and content management, as well as special projects and tasks related to marketing & professional relations. One of his first official projects for Chess.com will be the coverage of the Anand-Carlsen World Championship match in November in Chennai, India.

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Chess.com is the #1 online chess community with almost 8 million members from around the world. Chess.com provides a safe and enjoyable environment where chess players of all skill levels can learn, play, and enjoy the game together. Chess.com was launched in 2007.

ChessVibes.com is the #1 website for chess news and stories. ChessVibes provides daily chess news, videos, columns, reviews, cartoons, puzzles and blogs. It started on February 6th, 2006 as a personal blog. Owner and founder Peter Doggers renamed it “ChessVibes” on January 1st, 2007.

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  • 11 miesięcy temu

    frank713

    Mahalo, chess.com just keeps getting better and better! Smile

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    maturner

    Smashing!

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    Zandeleigh

    Laughing That;s great ! <33

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    thedragon21

    Congratulations. Impressive.

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    luvtheos

    That's great!  Hope every one will get benefit from this move.  Keep up the good work! :)

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    bagani

    good!

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    JAGDISHNARANG

    well done chess.com congrates

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    lejuan

    Excelente adquisición, que incrementará la calidad del material, de por si muy bueno, de chess.com. Sólo espero que esto no incremente el costo de las cuotas.

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    osvaldo755

    There are many players but have little iniciatiba. of play sometimes follows guieren not lose a piesa, but you can lose two piesa but win in posion to clear the way .. gue Greo tambiem lacks some consignments publisida

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    TomHaegin

    OK, as in any merger I have mixed feelings about it. It certainly has positive potential.

    For me personally, the chess news aspect is of secondary concern and importance. There are many good chess news outlets available. Of course CV is an excellent news site, but hardly unique.

    No, the one thing I particularly want to plead is to absolutely continue the CVO and CVT letters in some fashion!

    Maybe even combine the two into one weekly or bi-weekly training letter. They are high quality publications at present, with excellent contributors. Their format is simply excellent and they are quite a unique product, more so than the news in any case (just my opinion). I really do want to lose CVO and CVT!

    Now I read there is something in the works (Masters Bulletin?), so there is hope. However, I would expect the CVT and CVO subscriber base to be extremely loyal to these services, and disappointing them is a definitely a potential screw-up source...

    Thank you

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    Vinayak_va

    Great news for Chess Lovers.....!!

    wishing everyone prosperous future, have fun and keep playing...Smile

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    Martin0

    This is like a dream coming true. Great news!

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    chesscoolio1233

    congrats!

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    sbkhandkar

    very nice move Laughing 

    SKhandkar - India

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    UweS

    Chess Vibes Opening is a very good (weekly) work by IM Merijn van Delft & IM Robert Ris and Chess.Vibes Training is a weekly Trainings-Magazine by GM Gawain Jones, GM Erwin l'Ami, GM Robin van Kampen, IM Irina Krush, IM Merijn van Delft, IM Arthur van de Oudeweetering and IM Robert Ris and its very helpful (IMHO).

    I am courios how Chess.coms MasterBulletin is.

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    EZASPI

    I visited ChessVibes for the first time because of this news. It seems to be mainly the work of one person, Peter Doggers, and is an awesome site. I have used ChessBase.com for current news but I will keep my eye on this to see if it beats ChessBase. Mainly I want to know about something when it happens. Not just after someone writes an article after it happens. I felt Chessbase was very good at getting news out quickly and with a great format, and decent writing/pics. If I repeatedly go to a site, the odds increase I will buy something. Chessbase has great video presentations, so the news site is a portal to their store.  ChessVibes store links to NewInChess store. Hmm, does Chess.com have a competitive store? I don't see Chess.com leaving that link to NIC??

    Good luck Chess.com - Chess news is getting more competitive and that's good for all of us (Chess players)!

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    noah2358

    Awesome! Can't wait for the coverage of the World Championship!

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    trakoz

    Excellent!

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    Twobit

    Great, hopefully more up to date chess event coverage will follow.

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    aconi

    Great news!

    I need something to replace deteorating quality and annoying ads at ChessBase.com which I currently visit for up to date news.

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