Why is the chess community so disconnected?
Why is it hard to link up with other players, coaches, arbiters, administrators, and organizations?
Why have the members of the chess community accepted this disconnectedness and lack of communication as the norm?
The answer to all of these questions is the same, momentum.
Chess is one of the oldest forms of competition known to humankind. The sport dates back to about 1500 years ago in India, where it was taken by Arab invaders to the muslim world, then into Southern Europe. From there, it spread as international trade spread, and has become the most popular game in the world.
The benefit of such an old sport is its widespread awareness and competency. The downside is the momentum of organizational habits, communication styles, and sticking to the old ways of doing things.
This momentum has kept the chess community in the 20th century archaic forms of connecting, like paper correspondence, clunky forums, and disparate social media. There needs to be a shift, and OutPost is the answer.
Instead of trying to communicate through LinkedIn connections, Facebook Groups, and chess platform private messages, Outpost is a all-in-one social media platform specifically for the players, coaches, and administrators who need it most.
The platform allows for custom profile creation, peer-to-peer connection, in-app messaging, and an intelligent search feature to find the right clubs, tournaments, and opportunities for chess players from all walks of life.
To learn more, explore options, or sign up for the Outpost beta, follow this link and join the community striving to make chess, connected!