↑Here is the video I made for Patreon when I started accepting donations in fall of 2017, for more info go here. ↑
As I write this, in September of 2019, I am deeply gratified to have received donations from over 200 Perpetual Chess listeners! Producing a podcast costs time and money, and it would not be possible to consistently produce a quality show without the listener support that I receive. There is still a lot more I would like to do to improve Perpetual Chess, and I am trying to make time to “reinvest in the business” by providing even more audio only chess podcasts, so that is where additional donations would currently go.
As regular listeners likely know, anyone who donates at least $2 a month or $24 per year to the podcast becomes part of an email list that notifies them of the guests in advance and gives them the opportunity to send in questions to ask the guests.
Anyone who donates at least $3.50 a month (on Patreon only) will also receive access to Fred Wilson’s great archive of interviews with chess luminaries like IM Mark Dvoretsky, GM Andy Soltis, GM Maurice Ashley, and countless others.
Anyone who donates at least $5 a month or $60 per year will receive all of the aforementioned lower tier benefits, plus they can have their name or business listed here, and named on the podcast closing credits.
The Perpetual Chess Patreon page makes it easy for anyone interested to support the podcast and find out about upcoming guests.
If you prefer to donate to the podcast via one payment (instead of monthly, via patreon), you can do so via paypal.
Beyond donations, there are a few other ways to support the podcast through our affiliate partners.
Shop on Amazon by clicking this link or by clicking any Amazon link from the Perpetual Chess Books page (which I am no longer updating), or by clicking on any Amazon book link in the Perpetual Chess show descriptions. When you click on the link, Perpetual Chess gets a very small amount of the profit of anything you buy from Amazon, not just chess books.
I am a big fan of the Forward Chess app, which enables me to read chess books and play through moves on my Ipad. If you click on this link and shop on Forward Chess, Perpetual Chess again gets a modest piece of the profit at no additional cost to you. Several Perpetual Chess guests have great books available on Forward Chess, including John Donaldson’s The Life and Times of Akiva Rubinstein, Gata Kamsky, Chess Gamer, Game Changer, My Magic Years with Topalov and Learn from Michael Krasenkow.
Sign up for a Chess.com premium membership through this link. Chess.com is a great site with a ton of resources for chess improvers and fans. Some of my favorite features are Puzzle Rush, the tactics trainer and the “chess drills” are an incredibly efficient way to learn and improve. I also love that chess.com supports chess professionals via its Titled Tuesday tournaments, The Pro Chess League and its many other events.