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What is Chess?

600 MILLION PLAYERS WORLDWIDE
400 MILLION PLAYERS ONLINE
3 MILLION FACEBOOK 'LIKES'
OVER ONE BILLION CHESS APPS ON SMARTPHONES

 

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Why now?

SCHOOLS

Chess is part of the school curriculum in many countries, including the US.

AGE OF SMARTPHONES

It’s installed on over a billion smartphones and is the world’s most popular game. 

TRENDSETTERS

Chess is a favorite sport of the stars of business and entertainment, from Bill Gates to Jay Z.

Virtual Reality

Oculus, Google Glasses, GoPro360 — new cool ways to watch chess.

Global

Audience and interest in chess is global, spanning over 200 countries.

Games take over

Computer games are the leading form of entertainment in the world.

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