The Many Faces of Chess

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 that way. However, as […]

7 September 20217 minutes reading time

Chess and Art

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 art, too? Indeed, that's […]

4 September 20217 minutes reading time

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Start Chess Lessons in Australia

Out of all the board games in the world there is not one quite like chess. Chess is the ultimate brain challenge, considered by many as the most intellectual game of all. For centuries, chess players around the world have challenged each other to perfect their practice and come up with genius strategies to beat […]

26 July 20217 minutes reading time

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Chess Origin

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 wake up call, […]

20 July 20217 minutes reading time

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?

The Top 7 Chess Openings

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 time, a player may change their preferences. It's […]

13 July 20217 minutes reading time

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Discovering the Necessary Abilities for 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 called life." -Allan Rufus It's worth stating that in most […]

21 June 20217 minutes reading time

How do you play chess?

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 so popular that it’s been classified as a […]

15 June 20216 minutes reading time

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Chess for Kids

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 and next moves […]

14 June 20217 minutes reading time

All of these tournament players could become grandmasters

The Grandmasters of Chess

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 the premier US chess coach, Bruce […]

23 May 20217 minutes reading time

Commanding the centre is an essential chess strategy

Famous Chess Players

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 claimed his first title: national expert. Two years later, […]

16 May 20217 minutes reading time

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Chess Resources for Beginners

"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? Are you unafraid of being a beginner? […]

5 May 20217 minutes reading time

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A Complete Beginners Guide to Playing 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 contend with.” -Benjamin Franklin […]

26 April 20218 minutes reading time

Chess Strategy for Beginners

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 sitting has become the ironic backdrop […]

13 April 20217 minutes reading time