Benefits of Playing Chess with Your Kids

Chess Helps Your Child Focus It’s a very involved and long game. My children enjoy it so much, they get so into it. You can see the wheels turning. The brain getting exercise. Chess Develops...

Tips to Make Your Child a Chess Grandmaster

Chess has all of a sudden become a very fashionable and young sport. A match that took place in NYC between World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and a Russian contender Sergey Karjakin has increased interest...

Africa Gets Its First Women’s Grandmaster

The FIDE has crowned Tuduetso Sabure the new Woman International Grandmaster (WGM). She was victorious at the Chess Championships-Africa. The good news was told to the BCF Botswana Chess Federation president Dabilani Buthali through email. The e-mail also...

Phiona Mutesi

The amazing story of the amazing Phiona Mutesi, the young woman who became an Ugandan chess phenom, who’s journey began in a slum in Katwe. When she was 9, Phiona and her family were living...

How to Deal with Chess Frustration

In my article “Getting Angry,” I talk about putting effort into transforming your anger into a productive resource. The article was planned to end on some positivity since my efforts to do so (stay positive)...

Chess for Kids with Special Needs (Part II)

The game is not the only thing that chess helps students with special needs learn. Students also learn etiquette and social cues, like shaking hands. These social skills will prove helpful as the students go...

Chess for Kids with Special Needs (Part I)

Up to 25% of children are categorized as special needs and diagnosed with a huge range of neurological disorders. For many of these kids, chess can have a big effect on their lives. But it...