Why International Chess Day Is Important

Why International Chess Day Is Important

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23 days ago

Chess receives our attention every day, but on July 20 each year, the whole world pays attention. That’s the day set aside internationally to honor the game of chess. Do you know that the United Nations recognizes the importance of our bel...

Commemorating The Immortal Game Of Adolf Anderssen

Commemorating The Immortal Game Of Adolf Anderssen

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Jun 21, 2020

Played on this date in 1851 is a game famously known as The Immortal Game. Although now played 169 years ago, this game still inspires chess players everywhere. Who Played The Immortal Game? How Was The Immortal Game Won? Where Was The Immor...

Why Chess Is Not Earth-Bound

Why Chess Is Not Earth-Bound

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Jun 9, 2020

Imagine all the sporting events that can be played on only Earth—the list is almost endless. However, the top-10 sports worldwide in order—soccer, cricket, basketball, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, baseball, American ...

How The Beauty Of Chess As Art Takes Many Forms

How The Beauty Of Chess As Art Takes Many Forms

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Sep 27, 2019

A beautiful pin. An artistic sacrifice. A creative gambit. A surprising gamble. An unusual trap. These examples explain why we consider chess to be art as the following quotations by famous grandmasters exemplify. Chess is one of the few arts ...

Medieval Chess Piece Sells For Unbelievable Price

Medieval Chess Piece Sells For Unbelievable Price

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Jul 2, 2019

A medieval chess piece, part of the historic collection known as the Lewis Chessmen, was sold at auction today (July 2) for £735,000 (more than U.S. $928,000 or 821,000 euros). The piece had been bought in 1964 for only £5 by an antiqu...

How Chess Helps At-Risk Kids

How Chess Helps At-Risk Kids

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Jun 20, 2019

How useful is learning and playing chess for kids, particularly at-risk children? A lot, according to professors of education and nursing, probation officers, counselors, prosecuting lawyers, school teachers and administrators, and judges—in...

Never Give Up In Chess—Chasing The Enemy King

Never Give Up In Chess—Chasing The Enemy King

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May 27, 2019

Have you ever felt that all hope was lost in a game? In a recent 10-minute blitz game, my position in the endgame was weak. My opponent and I were evenly matched in pawns. Although I still had a rook and knight, his queen was whittling down my pie...

Studying Chess Tactics

Studying Chess Tactics

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May 20, 2019

Written for a grandchild and sharing on this blog: Are chess tactics important, and how often should you study them? Studying tactics is a great way to improve chess skills. Along with playing games to give actual experience, the study of t...