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The Many Faces of Chess

Chess Has Many Faces To see chess as just a game does not do it justice. To think of it as the narrative around which an award-winning Netflix series was built definitely sells it way short and to think of chess as Dullness Incorporated misses the mark entirely. Remarkably, some people do think of chess […]

6 September 20217 minutes to read

Chess and Art

Of Art and Chess If you're any kind of chess fan, you know the moves, strategies and gambits have a beauty all their own. And clinching your first tournament win? What a beautiful feeling! Beauty is generally a quality associated with art in all its forms. Can chess - a beautiful game, be associated with […]

3 September 20217 minutes to read

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Determining How and With Whom Chess Should be Played

Is Chess a Single, Partner, or Group Activity? “I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” -Marcel Duchamp Whether you like it or not, you have to admit that chess is a game unlike any other. However, the popularity, widespread appeal, challenging technique, […]

1 September 20217 minutes to read

Analyse past games to prepare for your first chess tournament

What Are the Major Chess Tournaments?

All You Need to Know About Major Chess Tournaments According to IM Levy Rozman, GM Yiqun Zhou and GM Anna Rudolf, each a host of  leading YouTube chess channels, their respective viewership exploded during lockdown. According to IM Rozman, The Queen's Gambit series fuelled the public's interest in chess. In case you don't recognise their […]

2 August 20217 minutes to read

Chess is an extremely popular pastime for many people in the UK. Not only is chess a fun way to pass an afternoon, but it also provides a number of benefits. Chess helps you to improve your memory, develops rational thinking, exercises the brain, and can even make you more intelligent!

If you are interested in learning to play chess, why not take private sessions with a chess teacher?

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Chess Origin

History of Chess Now’s as good a time as any to learn about the cerebral game of chess. Off the back of the hit show ‘Queen’s Gambit’ on streaming platform Netflix, the popularity of the classic board game is on the rise. What’s more, due to the COVID-19 pandemic which for some was a stark […]

19 July 20217 minutes to read

The Top 7 Chess Openings

Seven Top Chess Openings to Improve Your Game In chess as in everything else, humans are fickle. Some players are mad for speed chess or blitz chess while others consider themselves chess purists: only conventional games will satisfy. Some particularly enjoy the middlegame while, for others, the endgame is what really counts. And, at any […]

12 July 20217 minutes to read

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Discovering the Necessary Abilities for Good Chess Strategy

What Skills Do You Need for a Good Chess Strategy? "Life is like a game of chess. To win, you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with in-sight and knowledge and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game […]

21 June 20217 minutes to read

How do you play chess?

The Different Pieces in Chess

How to Use the Different Pieces in Chess “In chess, as a purely intellectual game, where randomness is excluded, - for someone to play against himself is absurd ... It is as paradoxical, as attempting to jump over his own shadow.” - Stefan Zweig Chess is a board game that’s existed for centuries and is […]

15 June 20216 minutes to read

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Chess for Kids

Chess for Children Chess is a cerebral board game that requires quick thinking and sharp decision-making skills. These are just a few of the reasons to get your kids into the game from an early age. However, there are many more since chess poses unique problems and forces the player to adapt to emerging situations […]

14 June 20217 minutes to read

All of these tournament players could become grandmasters

The Grandmasters of Chess

Who Are the Top Chess Grandmasters? If the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit ignited in you a passion - or, at least an interest in chess, you might be keen to know a few interesting facts behind the story. Chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov consulted on the series, as well as […]

23 May 20217 minutes to read

Commanding the centre is an essential chess strategy

Famous Chess Players

How The Most Famous Chess Players Met With Fame There's a 12-year-old American chess player about to break a few longstanding records. Abhimanyu Mishra learned how to play chess when he was just two-and-a-half years old. When he was seven - the age when most children are only just getting used to primary school, he […]

16 May 20217 minutes to read

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Chess Resources for Beginners

Analysing the Best Chess Resources for Learners "You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you." -Barbara Sher Do you like the process of starting over and learning new things? […]

5 May 20217 minutes to read

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A Complete Beginners Guide to Playing Chess

How to Play Chess “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 be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to […]

26 April 20218 minutes to read

How can you learn to play chess?

Getting Started with Chess

Our Advice for Getting Started with Chess “Chess is the art of analysis” - Mikhail Botvinnik Born over 1,500 years ago, the game of chess is one of the most popular board games in the world. Would you like to learn chess but don’t know anything about it? Have you always dreamed of playing like […]

26 April 20216 minutes to read

The chessboard is waiting for you to take lessons

Chess Lessons in the UK

Where to Find Chess Lessons in UK's Major Cities The king of games, the ultimate brain game, the game of intellectuals... this centuries-old game goes by many names besides these. To misquote Shakespeare: chess by any other name would... as much. Would what, exactly?  Unlike many games that are played for fun or games of […]

23 April 20217 minutes to read

Chess Strategy for Beginners

The Beginner's Guide to Chess Strategy Life conditions lately have necessitated finding pastimes that, in normal circumstances, we might not have embraced. Turning into a couch potato is a fine example of such; it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to remain confined at home, doing nothing but watching television. Indeed, binge-watching entire series in one […]

13 April 20217 minutes to read