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    • Dinosaur Chess: Great Fun for Young Learners

      So I gambled $2 on an iPad app to help teach my 6-year-old chess, & I must say that I'm very happy with it! Dinosaur Chess seems aimed at kids around 5-10. It does a great job covering the basics, and really keeps its young audience engag... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Apr 22, 2012
      • | 10848 views
      • | 14 comments
    • Why is he climbing a mountain?

      It's Shatneriffic!! | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Oct 1, 2011
      • | 2335 views
      • | 3 comments
    • More chess openings on your iPhone

      Hey all,A ways back, I posted (here) about Opening Pro, which was then the only iPhone chess app devoted to chess openings.  Last night, I noticed a new product in that category:  Chess Openings from Arizona Software.  Since it was only $0.99 (... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Apr 11, 2010
      • | 15255 views
      • | 17 comments
    • The Monthly Chess Resolutions Check-In! (January ed.)

      Well, I said I was going to do it - here, if you're interested - so here goes.  One twelfth of the way in to 2010, it's high time to reflect on my resolutions, take a hard & objective look at my performance to date, and finally... to start... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Feb 1, 2010
      • | 2681 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Closing in on Interactive Chess Books?

      Let's face it:  as things stand now, it's hard to read Silman on the bus.  Or in bed for that matter.  (Every time my wife turns over, she makes a mosh pit of my analysis board.)  Sure, if I have a nice diagram to start from, I can follow ... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Jan 24, 2010
      • | 6805 views
      • | 16 comments
    • "Opening Pro": An openings reference on your iPhone

      The Opening Pro app ($1.99 from Gaussian Knights - view in iTunes) is not the only iPhone chess app to provide guidance through the theoretical thicket of chess openings (see below), but it might be the only one whose primary purpose is abo... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Dec 7, 2009
      • | 7908 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Blogging Better Chess?: Resolutions for 2010

      As '09 draws to a close and 2010 looms, there's a buzz in the air.  By "air," I'm really referring more specifically to the world of chess blogs, and by "buzz" I mean a renewed enthusiasm for sharing advice, ideas and personal experiences related... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Nov 26, 2009
      • | 3468 views
      • | 18 comments
    • A Simple Defence Against Aimless Chess Training

      "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -- Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring. Self-directed students of chess face two common problems:  The first is finding enough "spare" time to set aside for training at all.  ... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Nov 15, 2009
      • | 8450 views
      • | 23 comments
    • The Kings of iPhone Chess

      I've long been a bit nuts for hand-held chess technology...  Back in the 20th, I played so many games on my Novag Sapphire that I eventually blew out the LCD.  More recently, I got a Palm Z22 PDA exclusively as a hand-held chess computer.  Nowa... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Nov 9, 2009
      • | 19195 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Chalkmate!!

      Uncommon Goods has an interesting chess-set for sale here.  It doesn't include a board, but you can draw your own, using one of the white Bishops perhaps...     Honestly, I can't see parting with $20 for a set this disposable.  Also, ca... | Read More

      • DeepGreene
      • | Oct 16, 2009
      • | 1466 views
      • | 4 comments