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Help Your Child Learn Chess

Chess Lessons for Children “The key is not to be tentative. You have to play with absolute confidence.” - The Queen's Gambit In order to do well at chess, you must remember that this game requires quick thinking and sharp decision-making skills. While you will be making decisions at the drop of a hat, remember that […]

8 Nov 20217 minutes reading time

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The Fundamental Skills of Chess

The Most Valuable Skills in 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 […]

3 Oct 20218 minutes reading time

The Many Faces of Chess

What is Chess About? "The chess master says nothing, other than moving the silent chess pieces." Rumi Go back 1500 years and you would find that the game of chess has just started to be played. It is rumored that chess originated in India and then moved to Persia, however, the way the game spread […]

7 Sep 20217 minutes reading time

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 […]

4 Sep 20217 minutes reading time

Explore the Game of Chess

Chess is an extremely popular pastime for many people.

Not only is playing chess a fun way to pass an afternoon, but it also provides a number of benefits. Chess helps to  develop rational thinking, improve memory, exercise the brain, and can even boost intellect!

If you are interested in learning to play chess for fun, or want to get started on the path to becoming a grandmaster, 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 […]

20 Jul 20217 minutes reading time

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 […]

13 Jul 20217 minutes reading time

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 Jun 20216 minutes reading time

Chess Strategy and Tactics for Beginners

Chess Strategy for Beginners More and more people are spending a significant amount of time at home, indoors. This has been brought on by a number of factors. Many seek an escape from their busy work-lives and so, may lie in late over the weekend and binge-watch a series on Netflix or ShowMax. The Covid-19 […]

2 Jun 20217 minutes reading time

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 reading time

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 reading time

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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 reading time

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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 Apr 20218 minutes reading time