chess24 Feb 23, 2018 | 8:28 PMby chess24 staff

14 hours of Banter Blitz as chess24 turns four

8-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler heads the line-up for 14 hours of Banter Blitz this Saturday, beginning with Indian firebrand Adhiban at 10am CET and ending at midnight with chess24 stalwart Jan Gustafsson. Don’t miss your chance to play some of our star players and join in the celebration of four years of (hopefully) your favourite chess website!


chess24 was officially launched back in February 2014 as the Khanty-Mansiysk Candidates Tournament was about to begin - Vishy Anand went on to pull off a surprise victory to force a rematch with Magnus Carlsen. Time has flown by since, and with the Berlin Candidates fast approaching it’s already four years that we’ve been striving to provide chess training, news and, above all, fun! Banter Blitz has been at the heart of that, and for our 4th birthday we’ve lined up 14 hours of entertainment: (all times are CET on Saturday 24th February)

10:00-12:00 - Adhiban
12:00-13:00 - Sopiko (Miss Tactics)
13:00-14:00 - Anna (Miss Strategy)
14:00-15:30 - Kingscrusher
15:30-17:00 - ChessExplained
17:00-19:00 - Jan Gustafsson
19:00-22:00 - Peter Svidler
22:00-24:00 - Jan Gustafsson     

Anyone can watch, but if you’re not already why not take the chance to Go Premium so you can challenge the players to a game!

That’s not quite all. Our ever growing video library is a big part of our site, and we’re offering everyone the chance to sample a series of your choice with a $/€15 voucher. Simply select a video series on our video page (or if you prefer an eBook on our eBook page) and enter the voucher code 4YEARS-CHESS before purchasing. Note the code is only valid until the end of Saturday 24th February and you can only use it once.

Some recent series you may have missed!

Join the party at our Shows page this Saturday! 


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