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 Get 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--dutchAn Important Change to our BlogsGreetings, 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/changing-our-blogsWed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:07 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/changing-our-blogsNew 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/new-ios-app-in-storeTue, 15 Jan 2013 10:58:12 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/new-ios-app-in-storeSeason's Greetings, New Languages & Goodbye MeeboHappy 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. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/hello-new-languages--goodbye-meeboThu, 27 Dec 2012 15:15:54 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/hello-new-languages--goodbye-meeboSite 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.  ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/site-update-tomorrow-2012-11-20Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:23:51 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/site-update-tomorrow-2012-11-20Live Chess Improvements Today!Hot on the heels of our round-up of site changes from last month, we're starting July with a bang... with some great enhancements to Live Chess!   New Sounds! Several of the sounds in the recent update were not so great, so we've rep...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-improvements-today-2012-07-04Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:26:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-improvements-today-2012-07-04Recent Site ImprovementsNow that July is upon us, it's fitting to look back and review some of the cool things we did on the site last month. June was a BIG month for changes around here! Here are highlights, starting with the bigger stuff...   A Face-lift for C...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/recent-site-improvements2Sun, 01 Jul 2012 12:37:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/recent-site-improvements2Major Updates for Android & iPhone!!Hi all! Those of you who like to get your chess on with your Android or iOS device will be happy to know that we've got MAJOR updates on both platforms this week! (Apple is still reviewing the submission but it could be in Store any time now.) ...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/major-updates-for-android--iphoneWed, 18 Apr 2012 06:45:38 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/major-updates-for-android--iphoneLive Chess Updates!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 yo...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-updatesTue, 17 Apr 2012 10:36:10 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-updatesLive Chess Changes | We're Seeking a Writer!Live Chess Enhancements!As you may have noticed already, we made some excellent changes to Live Chess yesterday! In addition to performance & stability enhancements under the covers, here's some of what's new...- You can now observe Live tourn...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-changes--seeking-a-writerFri, 09 Mar 2012 11:05:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-changes--seeking-a-writerLive Chess Enhancements - 2012-01-25Greetings, chess-fans! Today in Live Chess, we made dozens of minor (and not so minor) fixes and enhancements that we want to tell you about! Well, some of them at least… :) Probably the first thing you'll notice are the new L...http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-enhancements---2012-01-25Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:50:53 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/webmaster/live-chess-enhancements---2012-01-25