Preparing for a Chess Tournament (Part II)

Your Openings Evaluating your openings is a vital aspect of tournament preparation. This can be overdone, so here are just a couple of guidelines. Review lines within your opening repertoire. There are several good tools...

Checkmating Alzheimer’s

Every 60 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. 15 million caregivers offer over 18 billion hours of unpaid care, and the complete cost of Alzheimer’s is projected to rise from $203 billion to $1.2...

Chess Helps Children with Learning Disorders

The social and mental benefits of chess for adults and children are well known. Though, learning to play chess is also helpful for children (adults too!) with learning disabilities. This article takes a closer look...

Benefits of Joining a Chess Club (Part II)

Advantages You meet like-minded people and make new friends This should be a reason to attend a chess club. One of the best things about chess is that it can be played by folks of...

Benefits of Joining a Chess Club (Part I)

Chess clubs are associations created by a group of players who want to aim to popularize the game and inspire more folks to consider playing chess. If you take a closer look at the history...

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...

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...