How to play chess for kids (where to and how to)

Your little one has shown interest for the fine…great…fabulous…SPECTACULAR game of chess! Now you need to find out how to saturate their needs… Welcome to the (chess) jungle! (at least many of my older readers would get that reference…)   What does your child want? First off, let’s have a look at what your little …

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Chess 960 aka. Fischer Random (guide)

Starting position chess 960

With the first 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Championship coming up, it would be only fitting to make a guide on how to play the game. And fortunately… It’s not that hard!  You might also have heard it being referred to as “chess 960” or even just “960”. There is an explanation to this, and you will learn …

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Chess training or Chess and exercise (why do you think Magnus makes sure to stay fit?)

Staying fit is important

Today we are going to look at why not only training your actual playing skills over the chess board is important, but also why it’s so important to stay fit. Be the best version of yourself! The world champion Magnus Carlsen has always made sure to emphasize the importance of physical exercise to him. Pretty …

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Chess board – which one says “Me!” || [Products from The Chess Store]

If you want to make me happy, you can buy a chess article through one of the links provided in this article! Today we will have a look at what every – I mean EVERY – chess player should have: A chess board, pieces and a clock! If you’ve read through my other pretty mediocre content …

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The chess middle game for beginners (8 useful tips, and then some…)

Major pieces in open files

You got your pieces out of the starting gates, and now…   Now what???   We have reached the middle game, a section many beginners – AND more experienced players! – find difficult to tackle. My goal with this article is to prepare you for this part of the game, and give you some ideas …

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Chess training – why playing alone isn’t enough

Work towards a goal

This article will try to give you some insight into a chessplayer’s everyday reality, and why playing tons of games simply won’t make you the best player you could be. And that’s what we want, isn’t it? “Be the best version of yourself”  is a well-known saying, and that’s the version I will try to …

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