New Feature: Top Chess Players

This year Chess.com has been working on new resources to help you connect with the chess community. Our latest project, Best Chess Players, is now in alpha mode, and you can start learning more about your favorite players and give us your feedback.

Let’s take a look at this feature:


Presentation

At the start of this year, we decided it was time to finally start working on a curated selection of the best chess players of the past and present. We welcome the opportunity to centralize historical chess information for our members. We not only wanted to provide information on the best active chess players, but also to pay homage to the legends who made history.


Actual status

In this alpha version, we published 105 player profiles including Kasparov, Carlsen, Nakamura and all your favorite chess players.

We also added some historical figures like Zukertort, Pillsbury and other legends.

Historical chess players

To start, we’ve added the following information for each player:

  • Profile Picture
  • Social Profiles
  • Ratings
  • Short biography
  • best game
  • Most played openings
  • Latest games
Magnus Carlsen
Little teaser of Magnus Carlsen’s profile.


And that’s only the beginning !


Next steps

Adding all of this information was no easy task. However, this is only the beginning! We are excited about the upcoming developments and have already defined a clear roadmap which will include the following features:

  • Live Chess Ratings page with daily updates, ranking changes and other information.
  • Extended Bios with information about each player’s life both on and off the board.
  • Videos active chess players in tournaments.
  • More players for you to learn.
  • Recent games for you to analyze and learn. Chess.com will update these games regularly to ensure the latest games are available to you.
  • Translations will be added for our non-English speaking audiences

Chess.com is committed to contributing to the global knowledge of chess, and that is why this project will be free for all members.


Return

This project is still in its alpha phase, which means there is a lot of room for improvement. That is why your feedback is essential to us.

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We encourage each of you to review best chess players and give us your feedback on how we can make this a useful feature for all of our members.

You can help us improve this project by leaving a comment on a profile or submitting a suggestion (or bug report) with your feedback


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