Blitz Chess Defined (Part II)

You see that your opponent made an illegal move before your next move. Also, the chess game can be declared a draw by mutual agreement if the kings are stalemated, if there’s no way for...

Blitz Chess Defined (Part I)

Blitz chess, also referred to as speed chess, is a single, time-controlled game of around one to ten minutes. Playing blitz chess produces a flurry of moves. Both players hurry to finish their respective halves...

Preparing for a Chess Tournament (Part IV)

Exercise Long chess tournaments are not just a test of your skills, but also a test of your endurance and stamina. Physical activity is vital to sustaining your mental effort during long matches. Most of...

Preparing for a Chess Tournament (Part III)

  Mental and Emotional Training The final area that you may want to include in your tournament preparation is some sort of mental and emotional training. This entails learning to control your emotions and learning...

Preparing for a Chess Tournament (Part II)

Your Openings Evaluating your openings is a vital aspect of tournament preparation. This can be overdone, so here are just a couple of guidelines. Review lines within your opening repertoire. There are several good tools...

Preparing for a Chess Tournament (Part I)

  There are correspondence games and online games. Every once in awhile, though, there is a big tournament.  This might be your club championship, a scholastic championship, or a huge prize tournament. It’s something with...

Checkmating Alzheimer’s

Every 60 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. 15 million caregivers offer over 18 billion hours of unpaid care, and the complete cost of Alzheimer’s is projected to rise from $203 billion to $1.2...

Chess Helps Children with Learning Disorders

The social and mental benefits of chess for adults and children are well known. Though, learning to play chess is also helpful for children (adults too!) with learning disabilities. This article takes a closer look...

Benefits of Joining a Chess Club (Part II)

Advantages You meet like-minded people and make new friends This should be a reason to attend a chess club. One of the best things about chess is that it can be played by folks of...

Benefits of Joining a Chess Club (Part I)

Chess clubs are associations created by a group of players who want to aim to popularize the game and inspire more folks to consider playing chess. If you take a closer look at the history...