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Sherwood, Russell  Sunday, January 6, 2019

Players may be interested in the opportunity to take part in the following survey, distributed by New in Chess


Dear Player,

We are social scientists conducting an academic research study on tournament chess players’ practice habits, chess ratings, and opinions about a variety of chess-related questions. If you are interested in helping us with our research, please click the link below to access our survey. The survey will take 10–20 minutes. We think you may find the survey questions interesting, thought-provoking, and fun to answer. This survey is primarily targeted toward chess players who have a FIDE or USCF rating, but all chess players are welcome to complete it.
If you complete the survey, you are eligible to win a prize. For every 100 people who complete the survey, we will randomly choose one person to receive $30 voucher to the New In Chess online store. We will also randomly select three participants out of everyone who completes the survey to receive a one-year digital subscription to New In Chess magazine. You are eligible for these prizes if you complete the survey and provide an email address at the end of the survey.
When we finish collecting and analyzing your data, we will make a complete, anonymized report of the results available to everyone who participated in the study and provided their email address at the end of the survey.


If you are under 18 years old, you may still participate in our study! However, you must get a parent or guardian’s permission before you do. If you are a parent of a chess player member who is under 18, we request that you allow them to complete the survey (but we encourage you to be present while they do and to help them if necessary).

Patrick Heck, Ph.D. & Christopher Chabris, Ph.D.
PS If you have any questions or comments about this survey, please email Patrick Heck: [email protected].

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Updated Sunday, January 6, 2019 by Russell Sherwood

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