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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 you can see your recent Live games (or someone else's) without leaving Live! To see another player's games, select the new item on the pop-up menu after clicking their username, or type "/archive {username}" into the Alerts tab. 

 

To view your own archive, just type "/archive", or to see it all the time, enable the tab in Live Settings.

 

Pretty neat!

 

Additionally, we made several small but helpful improvements to layout in all three Live Chess clients (Simple Board, Full Board, and Facebook), and we added new, higher-quality sound files for the various events in Live chess!

Thank you!

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Comments


  • 23 months ago

    Balachandar

    "Please change your format! chasing dots to find an opponent is totally irritating!"

    + 1 

  • 23 months ago

    reymontes

    Please change your format! chasing dots to find an opponent is totally irritating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    Joe21

    I rely on the sounds to play so I cant really turn them off and I dont like the new sounds, they are irritating. Please make better ones :). Other changes are great, it is good that chess.com keeps getting better and better (except for the sounds).

  • 2 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    I like the new sounds better, less intrusive, lower tones.

  • 2 years ago

    caioneryfo

    I love the new sounds... whoever complains about them has some vaggie sand to wash up.

  • 2 years ago

    Balachandar

    how to turn off the sounds?

    and why do web designers need to keep changing this once in a while just to prove their existence? the old sounds were fine and great. absolutely no reason for the change. 

  • 2 years ago

    roy_manuel

    thanks for improving chess.com live....... are disconnections during blitz games normal, I usually encounter this problem and when I'm connected, its game or time is over.

  • 2 years ago

    reymontes

    My beef is changing the present format! I really hate chasing little dots in order to find an opponent! Can something be done about that?

  • 2 years ago

    caveman13

    I just played another live game and didn't hear the disturbing noises. It sounds a lot better now!

  • 2 years ago

    i_dont_trust_you

    Havent noticed much change, other than the weird new noises.  I thought my speakers were having liver failure.  New sounds aren't very good in my opinion, liked the old ones just fine.

  • 2 years ago

    TALminator

    Who knew chess players were such whiners!  Turn off the sounds if you don't like them.

  • 2 years ago

    MrMetrics

    The board sounds have been getting progressively worse. I think if you were to take a poll (which would be a great idea) you'd find that 90% of players don't like the changes.

    I agree with PlayLikeNeverB4 and caveman13 about custom sounds. Also, you should support FEN in live games, provide more variants, and support an online currency for betting on games like chessclub.com does.

    Also we really need an interface for 1-on-1 lessons (I don't want to keep naming competitors but there are lots of good examples...). At the end of the day the real problem is that your updates always reflect the tastes and preferences of the staff, not the players. This website is a service for players, so it should have sounds and other features that players like.

  • 2 years ago

    RainbowRising

    There's already an option to turn them off. It can be found in the settings.

  • 2 years ago

    BigHickory

    I listen to music through my PC while playing chess, doing tactics trainer, chess mentor, etc.   How about an option in setup to turn off the sounds for the entire site, so they don't add sour notes to my tunes?

  • 2 years ago

    caveman13

    Wow...these new sounds are ridiculous. Wet noodles? More like a woopy cushion.

  • 2 years ago

    RainbowRising

    lol, what did the message say?

  • 2 years ago

    guesso

    I have already encountered the anti cheating feature. After winning a game with a neat combination I got a pop up message which said chess.com though I was cheating. I take it as a compliment :)

  • 2 years ago

    hypernovae86

    new sounds are not in my personal likes. i do prefer the former ones. the other changes are for the best.

  • 2 years ago

    RainbowRising

    Indeed, somebody at chess.com has this "dream" to have the best sounds around, but frankly, at every upgrade I've only ever heard people complain.

    I don't think sounds is what we all come here for!

  • 2 years ago

    PHI33

    I don't mean to be harsh, but the sounds are not chess board sounds. I think the premium users would agree. It's like I'm playing with wet noodles.

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