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    • And We're Live... with Tournaments!

      Today we are super-thrilled to announce that one of our most anticipated features ever is finally available for all members: Live Chess Tournaments are here!! Play in rating-specific or open sections, with your choice of 6 time-control formats (... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Nov 8, 2011
      • | 4071 views
      • | 39 comments
    • Chess.com is Hiring - for 3 Jobs!

      Imagine working from home for your favorite website with a bunch of super talented people from around the world doing things you love to do. Sounds like a dream job, no? It is - we love our jobs! Team Chess.com (meet us here!) is looking to ad... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Nov 7, 2011
      • | 6077 views
      • | 21 comments
    • Intermediate Study Plans Available Now!!

      Hello all! It's been a super-busy week around here! Our developers are working hard on a beautiful site redesign AND on Live Tournaments, the latter of which will be ready for you to join & play in October! Meanwhile, our Content Directo... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Sep 30, 2011
      • | 4225 views
      • | 12 comments
    • 2011.08.30 Update

      Hi everyone!We had a little down-time last night for site maintenance & upgrades. Not a lot of new stuff to report this time, but we’re laying foundations for some wonderful stuff that’s not far off!Everywhere on the site, we&rsquo... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Aug 30, 2011
      • | 3687 views
      • | 34 comments
    • Introducing Chess.com's Study Plans!

      How many tactics should I do each day?... What articles should I read if I am a beginner player wanting to "take the next step"?... What videos will help improve my Endgame?... Which Mentor Courses will make me a better strategist? At my level, sh... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Aug 1, 2011
      • | 15664 views
      • | 84 comments
    • 2011.08.01 Update: Quick Launch Links & More

      Hi, chess-lovers! We hope you’re all having a wonderful start to August. We kicked the month off with a minor update this morning, which some of you probably noticed. (And we didn’t change Live at all this time!  ) Actual... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Aug 1, 2011
      • | 1730 views
      • | 3 comments
    • More Live Chess Enhancements!

      Earlier today we pushed some brand new changes to Live and we wanted to tell you all about it! It's been a "dynamic" week or so for the Live interface, but we've come a long way in a short time - and thanks for your feedback along the way! First... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jul 27, 2011
      • | 3898 views
      • | 43 comments
    • Introducing... Live Chess 4!

      Greetings, Chess-lovers! Today, we are thrilled to finally unveil a completely redesigned user-interface for Live Chess! This was a huge undertaking and has obviously had a major impact on the look and feel of Live. Of course, a number of "work-... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jul 19, 2011
      • | 5766 views
      • | 78 comments
    • Site Enhancements - 2011.06.30

      Hey there, chess-lovers!As you may have noticed, we went offline for some upgrades this morning, and apart from the usual miscellaneous bug fixes and performance tweaks, there are a couple of things worth mentioning here:You can now choose your ow... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 30, 2011
      • | 4720 views
      • | 42 comments
    • Grab your Copy of the ChessKid Curriculum!

      (Source: http://www.chesskid.com/article/view/chesskidcoms-curriculum) Introducing young minds to the game of chess is immensely rewarding, for both teacher and student - but sometimes it's hard to know where to begin, or what to cover. Good n... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 21, 2011
      • | 5483 views
      • | 27 comments