shuts down!

In a very surprising move, has begun the process of closing the domain despite a popular following for nearly 10 years. This has been part of an evolution and consolidation after the and PlayMagnus merger with a diverse portfolio of chess services which also included such brands as New in Chess and Chessable.

chess24 announces closing

Chess24 was a valuable resource for The Chess Drum as it provides news reports and live coverage of major events. Its user-friendly interface and array of features made it a top choice for following events such as the recently-ended Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. Running a web platform is sometimes a thankless job and most do not realize what goes behind it. However, The Chess Drum would like to personally thank the chess24 team for your hard work in providing content for millions of chess fans over the years.


Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum


Dear chess24 community,

We’ve had a fantastic journey over the last decade, striving to create the best possible site to watch and learn chess. We’re deeply grateful for your support, and how we managed to have a lot of fun together in the process.

As most of you probably know, we joined forces with at the end of last year. It’s been an exciting collaboration, and we’ve been working closely with the team. We haven’t been actively updating the chess24 website and mobile apps because we believe is the future, offering a more robust platform for events, content, play, and community tools.

We realize chess24 is still a go-to site for many, especially to watch chess tournaments, but regrettably we will close down the chess24 website and mobile apps on January 31. This decision was not taken lightly, but due to limited resources, significant maintenance costs, and the aging technology of chess24, it was felt better to focus efforts on, which has more potential for growth and innovation.

Despite the site closure, our commitment to delivering top-notch chess content remains unwavering. You can now find reports from our team at, and you can keep up with events at Our top-notch coverage of elite chess remains at, and our amazing commentators and broadcast team are covering live events across both and chess24 channels on YouTube, Twitch, and more.  Finally, you will find our most popular chess24 premium series at

If you have any specific features from the chess24 site that you’d like to see on, please share your feedback with us at

Thank you for being a part of the chess24 journey. We appreciate your support and are excited about the future; our love for chess is as strong as ever, and we’re dedicated to creating an even better experience for you now on

Warm regards,
The chess24 team

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