Free Gold membership at

I've recently subscribed at and as part of my membership, I'm able to "gift" another player a Gold membership package, worth $29.95. I've decided one of you lucky readers will be the recipient.

How to win

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to do the following:
  • sign up at - if you're already a member, skip this step
  • post a comment on this thread with your user name at
  • challenge me to a game on the site - here's my profile so you can send me a challenge.
I'm hoping that running the "competition" in this way, I'll get to know a bunch of new chess playing folk and hopefully have some fun in the process.

At the end of November, 2008, I'll pick one random person who has fulfilled the conditions above and they will receive the Gold membership.

Good luck with the competition and the games :)