Chess Articles

Chess as a tool to develop our children’s minds

This article surveys educational and psychological studies to examine the benefits for children of studying and playing chess. These show that chess can…

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Chess Etudes

An étude (a French word meaning study), is an instrumental musical composition, most commonly of considerable difficulty, usually designed to provide practice material for perfecting a particular technical skill…More

Chess for special kids (ADHD)

During the last few years there is a clear ascension in the number of kids which are encountered as having ADHD, this number is increasing constantly…

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Chess History

Chess is believed to have been invented 1500 years ago in India. The game has changed only slightly since then with the advent of the queen in the 15th century and some minor movement adjustments in the 1800s. Chess has long been considered the sport of kings and aristocrats. Rulers used chess to create better military strategists. The idea was simple: learning chess helps develop thinking skills…

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Chess Legends

The rivalry between Kasparov and Karpov is probably one of the most famous and sharp struggles in chess history. Last week (September 2009) in Valencia, Spain, the eternal rivals met again…

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Chess Opening Goals

The chess game is divided, due to different chess strategic and tactical patterns, into three phases: the chess opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. The chess opening …

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Learn How to Beat Chess Computers

This article goal is to assist you winning a bit more often against chess computers. A few things that really help are to be able to understand how they work and think, be able to predict what sorts of things they might not spot and to understand what parts of the game a computer is better than humans at playing….

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Chess Prodigies

“I played like a child…” – 13 year old Magnus after a loss in the second game of a two game rapid chess match with Kasparov…

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Reasons To Play Games Online

Online gaming is one of the biggest phenomenon’s to hit to the digital world in recent years. In addition to being able to play…

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Chess Research

International Chess University takes an active role in supporting chess education programs all over the world. Many scientific studies have confirmed that children who are taught chess, in addition to their regular courses, do better in school. Studies report that chess…

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Chess Rules

Basic chess rules are essential if you want to learn chess. That’s why we are explaining these chess rules in an easy to understand way. From initial board set up to movement of every piece, we will explain everything in this chess rules section…

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Chess Strategies

“Strategy requires thought; tactics requires observation.”– Max Euwe, 5th World Chess Champion…

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Chess Classes and Chess Tutorials at IchessU

Anyone can join IchessU – the International Chess School! All the chess classes and tutorials are provided by experienced and well respected…

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Famous and Chess

Many famous persons in the past, as well as nowadays, played and studied chess as their favorite pastime. Those people has come from all the fields, and some of them even were pretty good players…

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Why Learn To Play Chess

Consider the following facts: in the initial position the player heading the white pieces has 20 possible ways to play, to which his/her opponent can react in an many ways…

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How To Improve In Chess

This quote from is yet another reminder that there is always room for improvement in our chess game. There’s nothing we do perfectly, and chess always provides us with more to learn and study.

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