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    • Live Chess Improvements Today!

      Hot on the heels of our round-up of site changes from last month, we're starting July with a bang... with some great enhancements to Live Chess!   New Sounds! Several of the sounds in the recent update were not so great, so we've rep... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jul 4, 2012
      • | 2815 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Recent Site Improvements

      Now that July is upon us, it's fitting to look back and review some of the cool things we did on the site last month. June was a BIG month for changes around here! Here are highlights, starting with the bigger stuff...   A Face-lift for C... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jul 1, 2012
      • | 2634 views
      • | 17 comments
    • Major Updates for Android & iPhone!!

      Hi all! Those of you who like to get your chess on with your Android or iOS device will be happy to know that we've got MAJOR updates on both platforms this week! (Apple is still reviewing the submission but it could be in Store any time now.) ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Apr 18, 2012
      • | 9112 views
      • | 86 comments
    • Live Chess Updates!

      Hi all! Earlier today we implemented some neat changes to Live Chess. Many of the changes were "under the covers" (performance, stability, and/or anti-cheating), but there are a few things we wanted to highlight: A new Game Archive tab! Now yo... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Apr 17, 2012
      • | 3643 views
      • | 21 comments
    • Live Chess Changes | We're Seeking a Writer!

      Live Chess Enhancements!As you may have noticed already, we made some excellent changes to Live Chess yesterday! In addition to performance & stability enhancements under the covers, here's some of what's new...- You can now observe Live tourn... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Mar 9, 2012
      • | 4831 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Live Chess Enhancements - 2012-01-25

      Greetings, chess-fans! Today in Live Chess, we made dozens of minor (and not so minor) fixes and enhancements that we want to tell you about! Well, some of them at least… :) Probably the first thing you'll notice are the new L... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jan 25, 2012
      • | 4690 views
      • | 60 comments
    • 1st Master Marathon this Wednesday!

      Yes, indeed! ALL members are invited to join us Wednesday morning (10 am Pacific) for the ultimate showdown: a thrilling non-stop marathon of bullet-chess stamina! Blunders will certainly NOT be "pardoned" as our two sometimes-friendly Directors... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jan 7, 2012
      • | 7275 views
      • | 72 comments
    • 1st Master Death Match & Video Contest Winner!

      Happy New Year! 2011 was an awesome year here at Chess.com and we got a lot done: A new & improved Live Chess platform! Live Chess tournaments! Tactics tags! Study Plans! (available here) World-wide Chess.com Meet... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jan 1, 2012
      • | 5399 views
      • | 45 comments
    • Video Contest Final Stretch!

      Wow! There's less than a month to go till we discover the winner of our Promotional Video Contest (originally announced here), and there have been some amazing entries. We clearly have some very talented folks playing chess here! Keep voting up ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Dec 6, 2011
      • | 5057 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Live Chess Updates: Fair Play & Tournaments

      Hi everyone, Today, we've made some exciting improvements to Live Chess! These aren't brand new features, but instead, things that make existing features a lot more fun. There are two themes here: Fair Play policies and Tournaments... Let's dive... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Dec 2, 2011
      • | 4952 views
      • | 26 comments