Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Staff Profiles: Matt LodgeThis is the fifth in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com team better. Today, we catch up with Matt Lodge, aka... Kirkwood! Where do you live? I currently reside in Brooklyn, New York though my home will always be in...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-mattTue, 19 May 2015 13:04:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-mattStaff Profiles: PeteThis is the fourth in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com team better. Today, we catch up with Pete, not to be confused with our equally beloved Chess.com journalist, Peter Doggers.  Where do you live? New Jersey. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-peteTue, 12 May 2015 11:27:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-peteStaff Profiles: MatiasThis is the third in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com Team a bit better! Today, we catch up with Matias Jose, aka... shadowc!   Tell us a little about yourself?My name is Matias and I'm actually more of a pi...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-matiasTue, 05 May 2015 20:41:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-matiasA New Official Live Time Control: 5 | 5Starting today, we have added an official 5 | 5 blitz time control to the menu of "official" options in Live Chess. Like the others, this time control will allow players to be quickly matched in a pool of players looking for games of that length. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/a-new-quotofficialquot-live-time-control-5--5Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:18:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/a-new-quotofficialquot-live-time-control-5--5Staff Profiles: ShaunThis is the second in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com Team a bit better! Today, we catch up with Shaun McCoy, aka... Shaun! Where do you live? I make my living on the mean streets of South Carolina.  It's a rough ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-shaun-mccoyMon, 27 Apr 2015 15:03:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-shaun-mccoyStaff Profiles: DeepGreeneThis is the first in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com Team a bit better! Today, we catch up with Michael Greene, aka "DeepGreene," whose username is clearly meant to be ironic... Where do you live?I live in beautif...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-deepgreeneTue, 21 Apr 2015 13:03:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/staff-profiles-deepgreeneWhat's New at Chess.com?What’s new? Good question! The answer is “plenty!”…   The (Current) Website   Since most of our development efforts are focussed on Version 3 (aka “V3” - see below), there’s not a lot t...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/whats-new-at-chesscomThu, 09 Apr 2015 13:31:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/whats-new-at-chesscomHow To Become A Top Blogger For Chess.com!  Have you ever wanted to write content for Chess.com? You can! Chess.com offers all its members the ability to maintain their own blog. Click here to get your blog started today -- we encourage all our members to be active bloggers! ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/how-to-become-a-top-blogger-for-chesscomThu, 09 Apr 2015 12:30:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/how-to-become-a-top-blogger-for-chesscomA Brand New App For iOS We're so excited to report that last week saw the launch of a long-awaited overhaul to our aging iOS app, and chess on your iPhone or iPad has never looked better — or provided mobile access to so many Chess.com features!Once you sign in,...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/a-brand-new-app-for-iosTue, 17 Feb 2015 10:53:01 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/a-brand-new-app-for-iosGroup Chat-Rooms Come to Live Chess!That's right: Every active Group on the site now has its very own private chat-room in Live Chess. All you have to do to see the Room is be a member of a Group! Simply log in to Live Chess and tap on the Chat tab, then "Rooms." Here you'll see all...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/group-chat-rooms-come-to-live-chessTue, 23 Dec 2014 13:45:18 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/group-chat-rooms-come-to-live-chessGet Diamond Benefits for helping us Fight "Bad Ads"Hello Chess.com! Let me start by saying that I hate ads. I really do. But at the end of the day, they really cover a lot of costs for us. So we have them. But, they shouldn't be inappropriate, have sound, or anything else obtrusive! So we're off...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/get-diamond-benefits-for-helping-us-fight-quotbad-adsquotWed, 26 Nov 2014 11:27:47 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/get-diamond-benefits-for-helping-us-fight-quotbad-adsquotPlay 3|2 and 45|45 games in Live Chess!Good day, chess-lovers!As you may have heard earlier this week on Facebook and Twitter, we debuted some new time controls in Live Chess earlier this week. After all, they say that variety is the spice of Live. (... Sorry.)First, we're happy to int...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/play-3--2-and-45--45-games-in-live-chessWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:39:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/play-3--2-and-45--45-games-in-live-chessHelp Design the Next Chess.com!We are hard at work on the next version of Chess.com... and we want your help! We have designed a brilliant new platform for web, tablet, and mobile, which is easily customized with beautiful new themes! Check out some of our Themes here.  ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/help-design-the-next-chesscomWed, 07 May 2014 17:46:07 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/help-design-the-next-chesscomA New Chess.com is Coming Soon!If you’ve been around the site for a while, you may have noticed Staff or other users talking about “V3.” Often you’ll see it used in a sentence like this one:We’ll get around to thinking about adding that [insert coo...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/a-new-chesscom-is-coming-soonThu, 24 Apr 2014 17:48:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/a-new-chesscom-is-coming-soonChess.com vs the Heartbleed BugAs 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/chesscom-vs-the-heartbleed-bugThu, 10 Apr 2014 12:06:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/chesscom-vs-the-heartbleed-bugWrite 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/write-code-love-chess-check-out-our-developer-programWed, 15 Jan 2014 16:57:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/write-code-love-chess-check-out-our-developer-programNew 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 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/new-3d-boards--so-much-moreSat, 19 Oct 2013 10:34:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/new-3d-boards--so-much-moreFREE 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 15 FREE Courses that any member may take to improve the...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/free-chess-mentor-coursesWed, 24 Jul 2013 14:57:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/free-chess-mentor-coursesLive 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!â Clearer, cleaner post-game text in the Chat window enables you...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-changes-2013-06-04Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:59:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-changes-2013-06-04Chess.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...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/chesscom-now-in-german-spanish-french--dutchThu, 21 Mar 2013 13:03:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/chesscom-now-in-german-spanish-french--dutch