Category Archives: Articles

30 Dec

The Chess Files: At what age can you begin to teach chess to a child?

The Chess Files The answers are out there. By Jim Eade At what age can you begin to teach chess to a child? According to Dr. Alexey Root, a former U.S. women’s champion and a senior lecturer at UT Dallas, ...

08 Sep

The Chess Files

The answers are out there. By Jim Eade The Chess Olympiads (the world’s most prestigious team tournament) is going on this month in Istanbul. One of the most improbable participants is a teen aged girl from Katwe, one of the ...

23 Apr

Should You Start a Scholastic Chess Club?

The benefits of chess are evident and have led to an increasing amount of interest in scholastic chess across the country. Are you wondering if you should start a Scholastic Chess Club in your school?  We can help you establish or ...

24 Nov

Chess: Ancient Game, Modern Learning Tool

by Tim Hanke and Beatriz Marinello In The Morals of Chess, Benjamin Franklin wrote: The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to ...

26 Oct

"Developing Chess Talent – Chess and Autism"

GM Artur Yusupov training young talents in Apeldoorn (photo book cover by Fred Lucas) Chess and Autism Excerpt from ‘Developing Chess Talent’ by Karel and IM Merijn van Delft Chess is a suitable sport for many children and adults with ...

25 Sep

The Chess Player As An Artist: Marcel Duchamp

In recognition of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess exhibit currently on display at the Francis Naumann Gallery in New York City (Sept. 10th – Oct. 30th, 2009), we are running this article, previously published on our website in 2007. ...

25 Apr

Just Get Your Game On! (Chess and Basketball)

Article by WIM Beatriz Marinello When I first saw this amazing video (check out the new NBA promo video in sidebar), I immediately remembered, a program at the Yonkers Housing Authority in New York State called “Smart Basketball”. The young ...

23 Apr

Chess & the Transformation of American Values

   Chess and the Transformation of American Values: Prospects for Popular Acceptance by Troy L. Armstrong “Chess never has been  and never can be ought but a recreation. It should not be indulged in to the detriment of other and ...

23 Apr

Chess and It’s Relationship to Other Subjects

It is not an unknown fact that many famous people play or have played chess. Many people have blogged about this… But, if you pay close attention, the possible connections and relationship between chess and other subjects seems never ending. ...

23 Jan

Who Are the Most Famous Grand Masters in the USA Now?

Many of you may have an opinion.  In my case, I am a big fan of current World Champion Vishy Anand and the “golden boy” Magnus Carlsen. Today a chess friend told me that in his opinion the most famous ...

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