This Friday is Black Friday and not only can you get 40% of all chess24 Premium Memberships using the code BF2019 (valid now!) but we also have the start of a 36-hour Banterthon with Jan Gustafsson, Laurent Fressinet, Lawrence Trent, Jon Ludvig Hammer and more of the PlayMagnus team. Go Premium to challenge them, while if you’re already on the lookout for Christmas presents we have the perfect option: a Premium Membership gift card you can place under the Christmas tree for a friend or loved one.

One year ago Thanksgiving and Black Friday fell between Games 10 and 11 of the Carlsen-Caruana World Championship match, with the whole chess world focused on events in London. This year there’s a small lull before the finals of the Grand Chess Tour begin in London on Monday (Carlsen vs. MVL, Ding Liren vs. Aronian), but to fill that void Jan Gustafsson, Laurent Fressinet and more top players will be playing 36 hours of non-stop chess against chess24 Premium Members from Friday morning onwards. 

Here’s the schedule (all times in CET):

Friday 29th November

  • 8:00 – 10:00 Jan Gustafsson
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Lawrence Trent
  • 16:00 – 23:00 Sebastian Mihajlov and the PlayMagnus AllStars
  • 23:00 – 05:00 Laurent Fressinet

Saturday 30th November

  • 05:00 – 10:00 Jan Gustafsson
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Jon Ludvig Hammer
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Laurent Fressinet
  • 18:00 – 20:00 Jan Gustafsson

These Banterthons are always a great time to go Premium, since over the 36 hours you’re almost guaranteed to get the opportunity to play one of the top players. This time round it’s even better, however, since this is the one chance to get a whopping 40% discount on any Premium Membership. 

When you go to the Premium page and enter the voucher code BF2019 a 1-year subscription, which should include next year’s Candidates and World Championship match, is under $/€60, while if you take out a 3-year membership you can save well over $/€200 compared to paying monthly! 

New! Extensions for existing Premium Members

We’ve listened to feedback and now existing Premium Members can take advantage of the offer without needing to contact support. The same process applies – go to the Premium page, pick your length of subscription, enter BF2019 in the “I have a voucher code” section, and instead of “Go Premium” you have an “Extend Subscription” option you can click on. The new time will be added to your existing subscription.

Gift a chess24 Premium Membership

That’s not quite all! With Christmas and other holidays coming up we’re offering the chance to gift a 1-year or 3-month chess24 Premium Membership that comes as an elegant gift card you can share with a friend or loved one. Go to our Store to learn more – you can also use the Black Friday code BF2019 to get 40% off at the checkout (under “Show order summary”).

Black Friday offers from our friends

Chessable: Up to 50% off certain courses!

Magnus Trainer: 50% off a year-long membership!

  • Play unique games crafted by chess and game design experts. Deepen your chess skills through premium lessons based on the games of Magnus Carlsen and other world-leading chess players
  • Take advantage of the offer here

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it and don’t forget to tune into the 36-hour Banterthon on our Shows page from 8am CET Friday!