Danny Rensch: Chess Fever – Over fifteen million games played daily

In the world of chess, few names resonate as strongly as Danny Rensch and Chess.com. Rensch, an International Chess Master, and Chief Chess Officer at Chess.com, stands at the forefront of a movement to disrupt how the world engages with the game.

Chess.com's origins trace back to 2005 when two friends, Jay Severson and Erik Allebest recognized a gap in the online chess landscape. Fuelled by their shared love for the game, they embarked on a mission to create a platform that would serve as a welcoming haven for chess enthusiasts worldwide. Little did they know, their brainchild would grow in to the world's premier destination for all things chess.

Enter Danny Rensch, whose remarkable journey from scholastic chess player to Chief Chess Officer epitomizes the transformative power of the game. Rensch's expertise and passion for chess have played a pivotal role in shaping Chess.com's vision, guiding its trajectory towards becoming the #1 platform for online chess.

At the heart of Chess.com's mission lies a commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive global chess community. Rensch and his team are dedicated to making the game accessible to players of all levels, from beginners to grandmasters.

Today, Chess.com stands as a testament to the vision of its founders and leaders like Danny Rensch. With over fifteen million games played daily and a team of 700 individuals spanning 65 countries, Chess.com continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of chess.

Chess.com is proud to partner with Norway Chess to advance its mission. Norway Chess has long been a leader in pushing the boundaries to make chess more accessible. Norway Chess is a vital innovator in the chess event landscape with a popular TV presence, an exciting Armageddon format, and an excellently funded women’s tournament.

“Chess.com is thrilled to be partnered with Norway Chess. They have a tremendous vision for how to grow the popularity of the game, bringing the best players in the world together while delivering one of the most exciting formats for any elite chess event.

Many of the insights we’ve learned over the years are perfectly captured in their approach as organizers, and we hope that our partnership can have a major impact on chess events for years to come.” – Danny Rensch, Chief Chess Officer, Chess.com