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Roger de Coverly
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:53 am

Does anyone know what's happening at this site? It's been publishing regular monthly columns for fifteen years or more.

The regular early February updates have been replaced by a message
Look for a new column when we relaunch in May.

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:22 pm

The items at the top of the page (eg the "daily links") are still being regularly updated, however :?:

I agree it would be nice if someone at the site let us know what is going on!
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George Hollands

Re: chesscafe.com

Post by George Hollands » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:29 am

My Guess as to what's happening is "They re-launch in May."

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by John Townsend » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:30 pm

If you want to follow the Kibitzer (Tim Harding) during the hiatus until May, visit here:

http://www.chessmail.com/timsite/kibitz-hiatus.html

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Arshad Ali » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:09 am

I've noticed that for months all they've been selling is e-books (rather than real books, which they used to). So maybe a change of ownership.

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:23 pm

It seems the "relaunch" date has been put back to June now.
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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Paul Douglass » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:00 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:It seems the "relaunch" date has been put back to June now.
I hope the wait is worth it.

This is one of my favourite chess portals and hope the guest writers are kept as their content was top notch.

Let's hope the substance is still there and not just a glossy overhaul without the content. :?
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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun May 25, 2014 5:55 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:It seems the "relaunch" date has been put back to June now.
Now it's July.

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Michael Yeo » Sun May 25, 2014 6:32 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:It seems the "relaunch" date has been put back to June now.
Now it's July.

They don't specify a year.

stevencarr

Re: chesscafe.com

Post by stevencarr » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:22 pm

New articles are now appearing on this page

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:26 am

Chesscafe.com has had a makeover http://chesscafe.com/

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Paul Dargan » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:51 am

Subscription model now I see. $50 a year - suspect they'll have a serious reduction in traffic.

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Niall Doran » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:06 am

I suppose if you look at it as being similar to a magazine subscription, $4 a month doesn't seem too bad, assuming all the archives are accessible for that price. Personally, I can't imagine too many people shelling out for it, but I'd imagine they know what they're doing.

Time will tell.

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Post by John Upham » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:08 am

I doubt if there will be many subscribers whilst clicking on

login or subscribe

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Re: chesscafe.com

Post by Arshad Ali » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:17 pm

$50 is too much. I only read (or rather, used to read) the book review section. I've bought books from them in the past, which helps to support the site. For $70 you can get a year's membership at the ICC and roughly the same for a year's premium membership at Playchess.

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