Is Playing Chess Against Yourself Beneficial?

In my opinion, it’s not the idea of playing against yourself as it is playing with yourself (get your mind out of the gutter)! If you don’t want to just begin with a specified configuration, a solid strategy may...

Chess Makes Children Smart!

Numerous claims are made for the advantages of teaching chess to kids. But they are perhaps summed up best by the motto of the US Chess Federation: “Chess Makes Kids Smart”. As parents and teachers...

Black Chess Masters

At some point and time, there’s the question raised about the existence of Black players in the world of chess. Black players are present at tournaments around the globe. They are very fervent about chess...

Top Female Chess Players

Creating a list of the world’s top female chess players is a complex task. The criterion of play in women’s chess has been cultivated considerably over the years with many women now competing against the...

Mental Health Advocates and Using Chess as Therapy

Mental illness is by its very nature hard to control for the individual concerned. Advocates want to adopt a strategic approach to managing mental illness. Mental health advocates counsel against spontaneous, short-term processes as personal...

The Best Chess Player in the World: Magus Carlsen

You have perhaps heard someone say “I can defeat all my friends at chess” or “I’m the top chess player at my school!” After rolling your eyes, you may have questioned, Who is the best...

Unusual Chess Gifts

When it comes to gift ideas for chess players, one usually considers chess sets or gift cases. But if you really want to be usual when it comes to birthdays and Christmas, there are some...

Another Chess Soul

Chess a Game for the Ages Chess has been around in one form or another for over 1500 years. It is believed to have begun in India (though some claim China). From India it spread...