a project run by GM Alexander Baburin and provides daily news, interviews and instruction
to a wide range of players. Each issue features one annotated game and
news from around the world, while weekend issues have some
instructional materials, particularly useful for club players. A typical
issue will have between 2 and 3 pages. Subscribers will receive an
attachment in PDF format, which they can print out and then read Chess
Today on a train or over a cup of coffee. Thanks to PDF format
(Acrobat Reader is available for free) readers are able to see and
print chess fonts and diagrams even if they do not have them on their PCs.
Producing a daily chess newspaper is a rather bold
idea, which requires a lot of work. GM Baburin does not do it alone - IM
Vladimir Barsky, GM Ruslan Scherbakov and Graham Brown (technical editor)
are other people behind this project.
The subscription is not free - Chess Today
costs about $15 for 4 months, which is only about 12 cents per issue or
4-6 cents per page. As this newspaper can save you a lot of time searching
chess sites every day and can also help you to learn more about chess,
this may be a good deal. More information and a sample issue
are available at www.chesstoday.net.
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decide to subscribe at the Chess Today site please let us know at Contact Us
and we will send you 10 free back issues of Chess Today.
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