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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 tournaments!

- Opponent-rating & Seek Graph filters are clearer & easier to use!

- Challenge confirmation messages describe rating range (if any)

- Coaches can now add basic members as Students on an Analysis Board session!

- Time controls are visible in the game's tab-title

- Anti-cheating enhancements!

- A fun new "ChessKid" piece set (premium members)!
















We also put in foundations for great features to come, so stay tuned!

In other news, we're seeking a writer...

As Erik announced here the other day, we're looking for someone who can produce high-quality copy to help us grow the community! Here's Erik's message in full:

We are continually trying to increase our SEO and paid search conversions through targeted keywords pages. We need a talented, thoughtful, creative writer who can do a QUALITY job writing short, interesting sales pages that will help convert our traffic into registrations.

All of the keywords and articles will be about chess :) We have about 100 articles to write!

Example Keywords:

  • chess master
  • bobby fischer
  • learn to play chess
  • chess beginner

Body should be around 160-200 words in 2-3 paragraphs and should relate the keywords to how our website can help them with those interests. Example about bobby fischer would be about how you can learn to play like bobby fischer with our awesome set of tools and trainers.

You will also need to find an appropriate image (300x300 pixels) for the article. And you will be able to set a unique call to action "Start Playing Like Bobby Fischer!".

Please message me if you are interested!

Ok! That's it for now! Have a great weekend!

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  • 5 years ago


    This is the "Evergreen Game" by Anderssen v Dufresne (the name is misspelled in the image), played in Berlin in 1852 as a casual game.  Anderssen had already won the London 1851 tournament, the strongest of all time up to then, during which he had already played his Immortal Game v Kieseritzky as an offhand game on the off day, at the time considered the greatest game of all time. 

    Steinitz, then a rising player but not yet world class, dubbed it "Evergreen."  Anderssen spectacularly sacrifices first a Knight, then the Exchange, and then his Queen to force mate.

    I feel for those of you who haven't been exposed to these games before - they were the standard for brilliancy at the time, and a key part of chess history.

  • 5 years ago

    FM VPA

    Congrats Kiss

  • 5 years ago


    maybe the bishop ate somthing on that square be7?

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    Wow, finally something to stop people from cheating.

  • 5 years ago


    ou yea capturing... forgot about that now.

  • 5 years ago


    The move with the bishop is only possible if the bishop has eyes in back of his head, which makes him immoral or is that immortal?

  • 5 years ago


    Thought for consideration - doing some articles, videos etc. in a language other than English... (English for a lot of members is a second or third language -- tough one to think about)

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  • 5 years ago


    nusons, Bxe7 was probably how it happened

  • 5 years ago


    now seriosly how is that move with bishop in the pic even possible ? :D

  • 5 years ago


    "Anti-cheating enhancements!"

    Pfft. My Blunder Machine is undetectable. Laughing I remember one time I used my brain once. That hurt bad.

    I wonder if it's a philosophical question whether it's cheating to use an opening book in your head. Hmm.

    Cause that's what I did. I mesmerized the first two moves of the Ruy Lopez. Went into a coma for two whole days.

    Someone up above must have been angry.

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