Set up game room for the family

Set up game room for the family

Janel says the chess table and medieval pieces were a huge hit in their home, especially with their chess-loving 10 year old. She shares, “Chess is a great game that can reinforce time spent one-on-one with your children and build in an outlet for communication...

Memorial day chess

This sunny afternoon, I found them taking a break for some games of chess in the garage. I’m happy to see them and their friends involved in all kinds of healthy activities that don’t require screen...

2 Minute Chess Strategy: Play scholar’s mate?

Imagine a room with 200 students playing chess where 40 games end in just 4 moves! It’s fun to win quickly, but is it a good idea to attempt Scholar’s mate? You may succeed once in a while playing a novice but if they catch on and play good moves? You’ll lose the...

Youth takes initiative with chess and wins

This young winner is demonstrating initiative. His reward? First place at a Peoria IL middle school team championship and first place in a novice bracket. I just spoke with Andrea and her son. She loves the fact that he’s demonstrating how to take up a new...

Introducing Chess to a Bright 6 Year Old

How do I introduce chess to a bright 6 year old? The great news is that youngsters tend to be fascinated immediately and most don’t need a lot of encouragement to continue once you’ve introduced them to the game. In fact, you may be surprised at the...