Apr 29, 2021
As the global pandemic continues to define the new normal of staying at home and working in bed with your most comfy pajamas, tens of thousands of people have been turning to online chess as their “sporting escape.” Online chess streams have been one of the most influential in terms of bringing in more people into the game. For example, U.S. Chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura has taken over the Twitch chess community, where he hosts streams that feature thrilling fast-paced chess along with his engaging commentary. Similarly, Magnus Carlsen, the current world chess champion uses Youtube to stream his games which have drawn thousands of people into watching his videos and eventually learning to play the game themselves.
2021 - Spring - Issue 11