Sydney’s Painted Chess Set at Kentuck Museum

Sydney’s Painted Chess Set at Kentuck Museum

If you’ve ever wanted a painted chess set, completely one-of-a-kind, Sydney Gruber may just be the person you’re seeking! Sydney’s work is growing in popularity and she has a number of favorite chess sets at Chess House on which to ply her unique...
Kindergartners Paint Chess Sets for School Auction

Kindergartners Paint Chess Sets for School Auction

Kindergartners Paint Chess Sets and here’s the result. “Paul, I am so happy to report that our two beautiful chess sets were sold at our school auction last month. We made more than $2000 on classroom art projects alone, and more than $38,000 from the...

Role of Chess in Modern Education

According to Murray, Chess originated at the end of sixth century in India. The game was different then, elephants replacing the present day rooks and peasants replacing pawns. The “firzan” now known as the queen could only move diagonally one square at a...

Chess and Education

by John Artise The game of chess makes one of the most important contributions to the field of education. Inherent in it are the basic principles of psychological learning theory: Memory, Pattern Recognition, Decision making, and Reinforcement. All of these variables...

Chess Improves Academic Performance

Chess has long been recognized throughout the world as a builder of strong intellects, but only recently has the United States begun to recognize that chess improves academic performance through improving the cognitive abilities, rational thinking and reasoning of...

From Street Kids to Royal Knights

How a caring teacher and the game of chess changed lives in the ghetto by Jo Coudert A Whoosh of flame startled teacher Bill Hall as he walked into his classroom. Whirling around, he saw 15-Year-­old Jose Tavarez holding a lighter to a spray can of deodorant....

One Boy’s Chess Story

My son is now 11. Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), he has had real social and behavioral difficulties since he was 18 months old, when we were asked to remove him from our church-based day-care. Subsequently, he was thrown out of several...

Chess Makes Kids Smarter

Chess lovers have long contended that chess should be a valuable classroom tool. Chess makes kids smarter and it can provide an in­tellectually stimulating, rewarding activity, but it can also teach discipline, concentra­tion, planning and all the other good things...