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    • Chess.com vs the Heartbleed Bug

      As many of you already know, a major security flaw (now commonly known as "Heartbleed") was found in a popular software library used by 1000s of popular websites, including Chess.com. After learning about the issue, our engineers quickly patched i... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Apr 10, 2014
      • | 3614 views
      • | 26 comments
    • Write Code? Love Chess? Check out our Developer Program!

      Chess.com is launching a new developer program for anyone who likes to tinker, write code, and build amazing things!Here is what we provide: Free hosting (with heroku and cloudflare) Domain names (we can purchase a unique domain for you, or y... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jan 15, 2014
      • | 4439 views
      • | 22 comments
    • New 3D Boards & So Much More!

      Greetings, chess-lovers!Well... It's been a while since we made any major (well, obvious) enhancements to your favorite chess site, but today's updates make the wait worthwhile! There is SO much great new stuff to see today! Let's jump right ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Oct 19, 2013
      • | 17760 views
      • | 103 comments
    • FREE Chess Mentor Courses!

      Here's some great news for chess improvers of all levels - and for anyone who's ever wanted to take Chess Mentor for an (extended) test drive! We have created a high-powered "curriculum" of 25 FREE Courses that any member may take to improve the... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jul 24, 2013
      • | 94368 views
      • | 91 comments
    • Live Chess Changes! (2013-06-05)

      Greetings, chess-lovers!As you may have noticed, Live Chess was down for a while today. The good news is that we updated Live with some cool new changes we'd like to tell you about!♟ Clearer, cleaner post-game text in the Chat window enables you... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 5, 2013
      • | 4045 views
      • | 33 comments
    • Chess.com now in German, Spanish, French, & Dutch!

      Today is a HUGE day for Chess.com! Our site is now available in German, Spanish, French, and Dutch! Hats off to the development team AND to all the members who volunteered as translators! Thank you so much!If you want to view the site in one of th... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Mar 21, 2013
      • | 2566 views
      • | 16 comments
    • An Important Change to our Blogs

      Greetings, all!Today, just a quick note to the bloggers among us (specifically those who are using Chess.com as a platform) with some news about a change we'll be making very soon.For various technology reasons, we need to get rid of the subdomain... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jan 30, 2013
      • | 1939 views
      • | 13 comments
    • New iOS App in Store!

      Great news from the iOS team! We just pushed a long-awaited update of our app to the Store. It was a long time coming but we're super excited to finally have it done - and it's a HUGE update! Please note that iPhone 5 support is yet to come (but... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jan 15, 2013
      • | 4470 views
      • | 40 comments
    • Season's Greetings, New Languages & Goodbye Meebo

      Happy Holidays, chess-lovers! We hope that 2012 is going out on a high note for you and your loved ones! We're certainly looking forward to great new things in 2013! In the meantime, there are a couple of news items we wanted to share with you. ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Dec 27, 2012
      • | 2775 views
      • | 32 comments
    • Site Update Today (2012-11-20)

      Hi all, Just a heads-up we'll be taking the site down at about 9am Pacific this morning for updates. The highlights include: - A great new redesign for our Facebook app! It's so pretty you may never come back to the main site.  ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Nov 19, 2012
      • | 2298 views
      • | 33 comments