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Note about Print Magazines

Print copies of Chess Life or Chess Life Kids will be an add-on to any membership type other than Life Members who opt to receive a printed magazine. All other memberships entitle you to purchase one or both at the member rate, set at no more than 105% of printing and mailing costs. Beginning June 1, 2021, the annual opt-in print fee for Chess Life is $9.35/year (12 issues) and for Chess Life Kids, $4.75/year (6 issues). Current premium members (whose memberships do not expire until after June 1, 2021) will continue to receive their print magazines; only when you renew your membership will you need to select the add-on option to continue receiving your print magazine.

 

Individual Memberships

 

Membership Type

Main Benefits

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12 digital issues per year of Chess Life 6 digital issues per year of Chess Life Kids Print Chess Life ($9.35 surcharge) or Chess Life Kids ($4.75 surcharge) One Year Two Years

Adult
Ages 25-64

$45 $87 Join/Renew

Senior
Age 65 and over

$40 $77 Join/Renew

Young Adult
Ages 19-24

$27 $51 Join/Renew

Youth
Age 18 and under

$20 $37 Join/Renew

Family Plan 1
parents and children under age 19, may include college age students up to age 24

$85 N/A Join/Renew

Family Plan 2
includes all children under age 19 in the household living at one address

$55 N/A Join/Renew

Life Member
Age 64 and under

✔ (NO Chess Life surcharge)
$1,500, one-time payment N/A Join/Renew

Life Member
Age 65 and over

✔ (NO Chess Life surcharge)
$750, one-time payment N/A Join/Renew

Benefactor Member
Any age

✔ (NO Chess Life surcharge)
$3,000, one-time payment ($1,500 if an existing Life Member) N/A Join/Renew

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