I am currently a non-subscriber and I am interested in joining some tournaments. However, looking at the whole (VAST, BEAUTIFUL, DIVERSE, WELL-ORGANIZED) range of ACTIVITIES on this site, I think it is best for the community to ENCOURAGE PLAYERS TO JOIN AND SUPPORT THE SITE! I am a retired pensioner on limited budget, but I have saved up the money and WILL BECOME A SUBSCRIBER SOON!
I LOVE CHESS! Have played all my life (not entering USCF Tournaments until age 27 at the Chicago Chess Club). The fee is reasonable [this is not any Country Club -- but it is very good for the country and the world to have a well-organized ONLINE CHESS SERVICE such as RHP]! SO I think it is good, better, best to become a subscriber. See you soon! I won't create any WAVES here, but I do subscribe to the old adage ... "The old men will defeat the young whippersnappers, those of skill and means, with cunning, skillful means and utter treachery!" -- or something like that! So ... En Garde!
Sapan Rinpoche -- Certified Woodpusher and Chess-Widow-Maker