Shahcom Company was created in 1990 by Boris Yeshan. From the beginning Shahcom's
activities combined two directions: chess and computers. These two words
comprise the name of the company. The main business of Company is a
computerized demonstration service of games in the playing hall and live
coverage in internet from different chess competitions. This became possible
after the development of the first in Russia electronic chess board. Now in the
world there are only two companies who produce such boards.
Thanks to Chess Computer System "Shahcom" Shahcom have been of service to
major international tournaments since 1994, such as follows:
For this purpose computerized system Shahcom can be connected with all media standards which carry chess information (TV, Internet, chess databases).
In 1998 Shahcom patented a new perspective technology - Distance Chess. This is a play via internet over electronic chess boards. There have been provided several matches on the top level: Saint-Petersburg - Paris, Saint-Petersburg - New-York, a match between two Russian Universities: Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Teimour Tadjabov, Alexander Khalifman, Viktor Korchnoi, Sergey Karjakin, Susan Polgar, Konstantin Sakaev, Boris Gulko, Loran Fressine, Alexander Onischuk and others.
One of the last Shahcom's development became the first in the World electronic draughts board, which has been tested at once on the World Draughts Championship in Holland.