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  • A Quiet Game in Germantown in 1762

         The January 1962 issue of "Chess Review" featured an article written by John Frederick Harbeson.  The article was a reprint of one that had appeared in "The Germantowne Crier."  The author was a prominent Philade... | Read More

  • No Balance, No Success

    I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations. (However, if you MUST eat the pieces, please buy a chess cake or a ches... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales: Polgar vs Silman

    I didn’t intend to write a 4th Cracked Grandmaster Tales article, but so many members asked me to do another that I decided to share a few more (true) stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as you did the others. Be warned: there mig... | Read More

  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

    • Beginning A Long Journey To Really Learn Chess

      I first started playing chess back in 1972.  I had bought a chess set and used to play some games with my uncle who lived with our family for a time.  Looking back, Uncle wasn't that strong of a player to be sure but he was certainly better than... | Read More

    • Espion Irish Junior Chess Championships: Offer to all first time ICU entrants

        The The Espion Irish Junior Championships 2016 will be held from the 1-3 April and we will be offering any student who is entering their first Irish Chess Union event a free chess set and board to give to their school. The event will be hel... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Mar 19, 2016
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    • What About Me

      I was about 12... when my eldest brother taught me the facts of life, and introduced me to the game of chess. When he was sent to England to be with one of our aunts, he sent me a chess set in a small wooden box with two compartments for keeping t... | Read More

      • Bro_Milton
      • | Mar 18, 2016
    • Chess Merit Badge Tips: The History Of Chess

      The history of chess (as well as the history of anything) can be fun and engaging. Below are tips to encourage scouts to explore and share the history of the game. Focusing on persons or events as well as the general history can help organize bot... | Read More

    • Chess is a team sport

      Many people think of chess as an individual sport, driven by the individual player’s ability, work ethic, and ambition to succeed. Certainly, individual effort and ability are important, but playing in team chess events introduces an entirely di... | Read More

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