Sunday, January 31, 2010

Newsletter for January 29, 2010

In case you missed it in your email, here is Friday's newsletter -

Thursday, January 7, 2010

ChessJam 2.4.1 now available

ChessJam 2.4.1 is now available. Your existing version should auto-update.

  • Challenge dialog now has the rating and wins/losses/draws of the challenger
  • When deleting messages, you are no longer prompted "Are you sure"
  • Minor cosmetic improvements throughout
  • BUG: Abandoned games sometimes didn't award the win to the remaining player - now fixed
  • BUG: Observing games between a human and robot didn't work correctly - now fixed
  • BUG: Players sometimes saw double-moves and clock errors, especially when playing someone with a lot of network lag - now fixed
  • BUG: The buddy list in the courtyard didn't scroll correctly - now fixed
  • BUG: After logging out, an old informational dialog appeared - now fixed
  • Overall improved performance and game play
This is a required update. You will no longer be able to login using anything prior to version 2.4.1.

If you find bugs, please report them in the forums - thanks!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Survivor Sunday Tournament was a Success!

Our first Survivor Sunday tournament was a success! During the 24 hour duration, there were 203 total games played by 100 participants.

The tournament came down to 3 players: xicuc, SlyBrain and jwilber. Jwilber was shut out after winning an impressive 12 games with only 1 loss. Later in the evening, there was a showdown between xicuc and SlyBrain that drew a good crowd of observers. It was an intense game! In the end, xicuc prevailed and took the #1 spot.

The full leader board is available in ChessJam on the STATS view.

Based on the popularity of this tournament, we will continue to do Survivor Sunday tournaments every Sunday!

We're already working on a totally different tournament (and other enhancements) so stay tuned for announcements.