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© chess24

© chess24 was born in the Hamburg Chess Club when Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson pitched the idea of a small chess video website to Enrique Guzman, the co-founder of a successful education company. Enrique, who credits chess with giving him the ability to think in a structured and strategic manner, was happy to give something back to the chess world, but on one condition - that they would set about building the world's best all-round chess website.

© chess24 launched in 2014 with offices in Hamburg and Gibraltar, and has grown into the best destination for watching top chess tournaments and enjoying the highest quality chess content online.

Play Magnus, an Oslo-based company backed by World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, also launched in 2014, and in March 2019 the two companies combined forces. Play Magnus brings expertise in mobile apps and education along with the direct involvement of arguably the greatest chess player of all time.

The goal remains to deliver the world’s best chess experience.

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