Chess has always been a game in which votaries prefer to play rather than watch. Instead, of a stadium in which there are just a few players on the field and hundreds or more in the stands, chess usually found the field full and the stands reasonably empty. Nor could chess players get anywhere with persuading television producers to follow their contests. Now, however, with the Internet, the play and public attention has greatly expanded in a way that chess organizers have always hoped. At any particular time, there is a major world chess event going on. Chess is not seasonal like sports; so, anytime fans all over the world can tune in on the live tournaments, watch videos, and look at the positions – and as ever …

Source: GameKnot online chess news