Chessclub.com – not a bad idea at all

June 9, 2006 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9909/07/chess.ent.idg/  from 1999

— Don't tell Daniel Sleator the membership model doesn't work for online gaming sites. Sleator's site admittedly isn't the usual venue for preteens wielding swords, spells or space blasters in the latest multiplayer shoot-'em-up extravaganzas. But perhaps that's precisely the reason for his success. Instead, Sleator's patrons play a game that's, oh, about 2,000 years old. And they spend $49 a year for a relatively low-tech experience in Sleator's Internet Chess Club (ICC), despite the availability of free chess services elsewhere online.

 Today the company has over 30,000 paid members . It cost $49 ayear

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