Reasons Why Chess is a Sport (Part II)

Behavior code. Players are penalized for bad sportsmanship, such as refusing to shake hands with their opponent. Possible cheating is taken seriously. Mobile phones are barred. Players are forbidden from leaving the playing area. There is...

Reasons Why Chess is a Sport (Part I)

Playing games is a natural part of human life. Yet, it has become fashionable for leaders of the sports bodies to criticize the rise of gaming when our young folks can be active outdoors. The...

What is Chess960?

Weary of regular chess and all the loads of opening theory? Then try Chess960 or the variant also referred to as Fischer Random Chess. The 11th World Champion Robert James Fischer was a well-known advocate of the concept of shuffling the...

The Surreal World of Chess Boxing (Part II)

In Which Countries Is It Most Popular? The popularity of chess boxing has increased quickly over the past 14 years since its establishment. This increase in popularity has been mainly prevalent in Europe. Its birthplace...

The Surreal World of Chess Boxing (Part I)

The hybrid sport of chess boxing unites the mental game of chess with the physicality of boxing. Fighters take part in alternate rounds that switch between boxing and chess. It is a sport that is...

How the Visually Impaired Can Play Chess (Part I)

Chess is a sport in which blind players can compete against any other player with ease. Many of the visually impaired chess players can give players with vision a run for their money. So, the question...

Teaching Your Dog to Play Chess

Have you ever seen a dog in a film doing something incredible like playing chess and figured out, Wow, I wish my dog could do that!? Well, this is the similar reaction that I had...

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...