Topic of the Day-11/20/11
Topic of the Day-11/20/11-Live Chess
Okay, so Live Chess is a Chess.com feature, where you can play people all over the world based on a rating system. Plus, recently Chess.com ahs been running BETA tests on Live Chess tournaments to add to the Live Chess feature. Free members with the basic membership can only do 2 live tournaments a week, but paid memberships, such as the Gold membership (membership that puts a star by your name) or the Premium membership (membership that puts a diamond by your name, or a crown, I can't remember).
The Live Chess tournaments have a variety of Chess tournaments to play in. They have 1, 5, 10, and 15 minute tournaments on Live Chess. I don't think you can make a tournament because that is what the computer does for you. If you win in a Live Chess tournament, you get a trophy, in which you can view from your "Home" page.
You can also play against the computer on Live Chess, where the computer is set at 4 different levels:
I don't know, probably Medium
The Grandmasters usually do Level 4, to test their ability and to try new tactics. If you don't know how to get to Live Chess, then it should be under the "Play" tab at the top. If you only play Online Chess on Chess.com, I recommend you try Live Chess, too, since it has changed. This blog post today was kind of short, but I have to do at least 2 of these today, since I haven't been doing anyone of them for the past 2 or 3 days. Also, this blog post I meant to be for Chess.com players that are new to the site and for people, who only play Correspondence Chess (also called Online Chess) on Chess.com. If you have any comments, please comment at the bottom of this blog post, and if you have any suggestions, please send me a message or leave a note on my profile.