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 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

the beauty of chess

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 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

important players

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 2021 ∙ 8 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?

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 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read