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General 03 Feb '20 15:33
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    What is the date this website first came online? How many names does it have, I've heard it called "theimmortalGame" Also, is it in England? Thanks
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    @russ !!!
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    @ogb said
    What is the date this website first came online? How many names does it have, I've heard it called "theimmortalGame" Also, is it in England? Thanks
    It came online 2001 I think.

    There ahve been four sites (Red Hot Pawn, The Immortal game, Chess at work and?) , but I think at least some of them were discontinued. It has been in the FAQ...it isn't any more
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    @ponderable said
    It came online 2001 I think.

    There ahve been four sites (Red Hot Pawn, The Immortal game, Chess at work and?) , but I think at least some of them were discontinued. It has been in the FAQ...it isn't any more
    I believe rookie covered everything with @Russ

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    @very-rusty said
    I believe rookie covered everything with @Russ
    This is the type of information everyone would like to know...
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    @ogb said
    This is the type of information everyone would like to know...
    I believe the majority of us do, did you have a suggestion? rookie54 has already given you the @Russ which brings you to his Profile page. I believe you can learn most of what you want to know there. Anything more you can always go to "Send
    feedback" which you can click on at the bottom of this page.

    -VR
  7. SubscriberRuss
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    What is the date this website first came online?

    Feb 21st 2001

    How many names does it have, I've heard it called "theimmortalGame"

    You can access this site using RedHotPawn.com and DailyChess.com only. All the old alternative brands have since been retired (see Thread 180281 for one instance of this).

    Previous alternative names were RedHotChess, TimeForChess, ChessAtWork and a promotional brand created for a book launch (The Immortal Game - A History of Chess by David Shenk), PlayTheImmortalGame. These alternative brands provided a different color scheme, which are still available in theme settings.

    Also, is it in England?

    Hosted in USπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ developed in the UKπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ This has been the case since launch.

    Some more historical stuff here : Blog Post 1
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    @ogb removed their quoted post
    Feb 21st 2001...date this website first came online.

    -VR
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    Thanks for the information !
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    @ogb

    follow this link to see how it looked back in the very early days.
    Russ was Ruzz back then, and Chris was Chrismo.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010304170336/http://www.redhotpawn.com/

    And here's another link to the early site, with hopefully some functions that still work so you can browse around a little, and even get a peek of what our original 'forum' looked like.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010801155243/http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/playertable.php

    These links take you to a website called the 'wayback machine', which is kind of interesting. I have not actually used it for ages so was surprised to see it is still there.

    Highlight the link then right click it and click where it says to open the link.

    By the way, compare how things were in the early days to what we have now, and you will see that Russ and Chris has put in some serious time and effort to bring this site along to what it is now! We have seen many changes and improvements over the years! Our 19 year anniversary is fast approaching!
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    @ogb

    How long?

    I guess maybe 40 or 50 paid memberships πŸ€”
    Russ wearing a damn Rolex because of me.
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