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    • Site Enhancements - 2011.06.16

      Hi, chess-lovers!Here's a quick update on some things we did during this morning’s interruption.Online Chess Changes We added new tab behavior to the right of the board. Because not everyone chats, “Moves” is now the default ta... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 16, 2011
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      • | 179 comments
    • 2011/05/31 Update: Board Coordinates & Playing Fair

      Hi again, chess-lovers! You may have noticed a brief period of down-time this morning as we applied some fixes and added a few features. Here are the highlights!...Outside-the-board Coordinates You liked it in Live, so we brought it to Online ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | May 31, 2011
      • | 5322 views
      • | 35 comments
    • New Feature: Tactics Tags!

      Today we released an exciting new feature for Tactics Trainer: the ability for users to tag tactical problems by type! Whether you're in View Mode or you've just completed a tactic, you will now see a list of tags that have already been "voted u... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | May 20, 2011
      • | 4749 views
      • | 45 comments
    • New iPhone App In Store!

      Today we were thrilled to see the arrival of version 1.5 of the our iOS app hit the App Store! Check it out! This version has been rebuilt from the ground up and represents a huge step forward in overall quality, performance and stability.&nbs... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | May 17, 2011
      • | 3450 views
      • | 24 comments
    • Recent Site Enhancements - 2011/04/30

      Hi chess-lovers! Spring has sprung, and new features have been sprouting like April flowers! Here's the latest... Live Online Coaching! Going over your games with a real chess coach is a powerful way to gain insight into your weaknesses and ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Apr 30, 2011
      • | 4436 views
      • | 32 comments
    • Worldwide Meetup Retrospectacle!

      Last weekend, people in local communities all over the world got together to enjoy chess - offline and in person - as we collectively rang in the first-ever Chess.com worldwide meetup with help from our friends at Meetup.com and a LOT of help from... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Apr 21, 2011
      • | 5655 views
      • | 18 comments
    • 1st Worldwide Meetup is Tomorrow Already!!

      Tomorrow, in coffee-shops, food-courts and other public venues all over the world, people will get together - most of them meeting for the very first time - and play chess!   In the last month, a couple of thousand chess lovers have signed ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Apr 15, 2011
      • | 3483 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Chess.com Meetup: Act Locally!

      With less than a month before the 1st Chess.com Worldwide Meetup Day (originally announced here), we wanted to encourage local communities to help maximize their own growth for a great turn-out on April 16!  At Chess.com, we are doing lots to ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Mar 21, 2011
      • | 3975 views
      • | 44 comments
    • Announcement: 1st World-wide Chess.com Meetup!

      Yes, the rumors are true: Chess can be played with no Internet connection whatsoever.  And on April 16, we're encouraging everyone everywhere to play chess in real-life, personal, up close, 3D!  So get ready to put down that mouse, hit a... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Mar 7, 2011
      • | 6559 views
      • | 52 comments
    • Today's Update: New Charts!

      Hi all, If you're curious about what we did during the brief interruption earlier today, here's a short list: - Miscellaneous bug fixes, both on the main site & on Facebook. - We've added the ability to include a section of "Related Lin... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Mar 3, 2011
      • | 2606 views
      • | 13 comments