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Should You Join A Chess Club?

Should You Join A Chess Club?

raync910
| Apr 2, 2022

Whether you are an experienced chess player or a beginner, an important question many players ask is, how important is being in a chess club? Here’s what you should know: Biggest Advantage: Help For Beginning Players More Advantage...

Why Super Bowl Quarterback Joe Burrow Plays Chess

Why Super Bowl Quarterback Joe Burrow Plays Chess

raync910
| Feb 15, 2022

Can being a chess player help you to be a better football quarterback? Perhaps it does if you are Joe Burrow, quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. An oft-quoted statement by Burrow is, “Winning is fun.” For him, it...

How Closely Connected Are Baseball And Chess?

How Closely Connected Are Baseball And Chess?

raync910
| Oct 26, 2021

Can a chess player be a starting pitcher for the first game in the World Series of Major League Baseball? Consider this year’s championship series. World Series and Chess On the mound starting in game one of the World Series on Tuesday wi...

How Knight Promotions Win Chess Games

How Knight Promotions Win Chess Games

raync910
| May 30, 2021

Can underpromoting a pawn to a knight help you win in chess? Consider recent wins by grandmasters such as Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and how decisions on knight promotion affected the outcome of those games. On the ...

How Soccer Is Copying The Game of Chess

How Soccer Is Copying The Game of Chess

raync910
| Mar 31, 2021

It all began early this year. Whether it’s the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, or some other phenomenon, soccer teams around the world seem to be copying what is happening at chess tournaments. ...

Notable Chess Lives Mourned In 2020

Notable Chess Lives Mourned In 2020

raync910
| Jan 1, 2021

All deaths create losses—for families, friends, fans, and communities. In the chess world this year, several notable stars who died, some unexpectedly, will be particularly missed. Of those no longer with us, how well do you remember their l...

Chess Year In Review: How Well Do You Remember?

Chess Year In Review: How Well Do You Remember?

raync910
| Dec 26, 2020

The year 2020 has been an unbelievable one, most remarkably because of the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic but also because of amazing statements made by leading chess officials and elite players. Have some fun and see if you can corr...

Remembering The Passion Of Ray Charles For Chess

Remembering The Passion Of Ray Charles For Chess

raync910
| Sep 23, 2020

Would you be willing to play Ray Charles, if he were still alive, in a game of chess? Yes, the famous American musician who was blind. On this date when he was born 90 years ago, it’s a great time to commemorate his passion for chess. In an ...

Should Shushing Be Acceptable In Chess?

Should Shushing Be Acceptable In Chess?

raync910
| Aug 18, 2020

The Grand Final of the Magnus Carlsen Tour is ending this week. Will we see a player “shush” his opponent? After an exhausting match, will either finalist feel compelled to shush the other? Although chess originated more than 1,400 y...

Why International Chess Day Is Important

Why International Chess Day Is Important

raync910
| Jul 20, 2020

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...

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