World chess champion Viswanathan Anand joined his first chess club when he was six, at a time when the game was a niche hobby in India.
It was his mother who first taught him how to play.
Since then, Mr. Anand, a native of the southern Indian ci... | Read More
Playing chess online fast tracks your all-round development
In this Internet age where knowledge about anything and everything can be gathered at the click of a mouse, playing chess online is one of the best options/sources availab... | Read More
Playing Chess is fun and exciting and usually it's just a game, but for me I like to talk with my opponent if he/she replies as well. Sometimes it's a simple "Hi" or other times it goes deeper into "what's it like living in (count... | Read More
Bullet chess can be a lot of fun.
Your real chess skills can suffer!
Let me explain:
Real chess skills depend heavily on good thinking habits.
Bullet time controls hurts good habits. I have seen with my own eyes how bullet chess c... | Read More
I was worried when I joined the site that I would embarrass myself. I had not ever played a game of chess online, and had not played a rated game over-the-board since the early 1980s.
I had played some against a few of the computer games, like ... | Read More