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    • Auto-Tracking Saves You a Click

      One of our special goals for this year is to make Chess.com's features friendlier and easier to use.  To that end, we just wanted to highlight a recent example some of you may have already noticed: comment-triggered auto-tracking! How does it wo... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Feb 19, 2011
      • | 2525 views
      • | 22 comments
    • Live Chess Gets Some Love

      Hi all,Just a short post today to let you know about some great new changes that were made to Live Chess overnight! Automatic draw on time-out if opponent has insufficient mating material: KB, KN or KNN The maximum allowable lag is now t... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Feb 15, 2011
      • | 3039 views
      • | 34 comments
    • New Support Site, Game Comments & More!

        Hello, chess-friends! The team has been very busy the last couple of months, and it's a good time to let you in on what we've been up to:  a nice mix of things you'll be seeing immediately, some really awesome stuff that's "coming soon" - ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Feb 10, 2011
      • | 5312 views
      • | 47 comments
    • A Sleigh-Load of Live Chess Features!

      Happy holidays, chess-fans! One of my all-time favorite seasonal films is A Christmas Story (1983) - the heart-warming tale of Ralphie, a nine-year-old who wants a BB gun more than anything, but whose prospects seem grim ("You'll shoot your eye o... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Dec 30, 2010
      • | 4502 views
      • | 27 comments
    • A Retrospective of Recent Enhancements

      Hello again, chess fans! It's been a while (too long!) since we last made any noise here in the official blog, but it's not like we've been napping!  In fact, the last month or so has seen the arrival of some exciting improvements & new... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Nov 21, 2010
      • | 5326 views
      • | 23 comments
    • Announcing the G-Star RAW Challenge - powered by Chess.com!

      Hi chess fans, Most of you will have already seen this news as a message, but we wanted once again to shout from the rooftops about the big event next month, in which the world (aided by three adviser GMs) will take on (and take down?) the #1 ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Aug 18, 2010
      • | 3537 views
      • | 12 comments
    • A handful of improvements

      Hi all, Just a quick post to note a few recent modifications: Play vs. Computer - You can now navigate back & forth.  Jump around in the game history, and try something different from wherever you like.  We've also added a button... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jul 30, 2010
      • | 2432 views
      • | 14 comments
    • R.I.P. Little Chess Partner (2007 - 2010)

      It's been a few days now, but it seems only appropriate to observe a few moments of respectful silence and wistful remembrance of a vital (if virtual) member of the Chess.com family (snif... I promised I wasn't going to lose it... ok.. ok)..  our... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 30, 2010
      • | 5368 views
      • | 48 comments
    • Chess.com + Facebook: Together at last

      Hi, chess fans!Well, by now it's probably no secret that we've got something very big in store for users of our Facebook Chess.com application.  Till now, there has been a huge wall separating Facebook users from 'real' Chess.com members, and i... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 27, 2010
      • | 18870 views
      • | 35 comments
    • Live Seek Graph is now.. uh.. Live!

      Greetings, chess fans!If you enjoy Live Chess, you'll be interested to know that we have now released the first of a group of planned enhancements we'll be making to the Live Chess experience over the next little while.  Check out the Seek Gr... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 4, 2010
      • | 3828 views
      • | 36 comments