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Today we celebrate International Chess Day. Why this is perfect timing to bring your kids

Happy International Chess Day! Today, we celebrate the game of strategy and intellect which has been around with us 1500 years. The game of chess was born in India during the Gupta dynasty in the 6th century. Today, more than 1500 years later, it is played in 172 countries. Official International Chess Federation (FIDE) was born on this day 1924.

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The most discussed issues in the world of chess, guess number 1.

There are several issues in the world of chess that have been discussed and debated. Whether it is cheating on online platforms (we saw also a recent case on site), time controls or gender disparity chess world and FIDE is addressing them. Some slower some faster. 

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Unlocking the Power of Critical Thinking with Chess!

It is no secret that chess is known for its ability to foster strategic planning, enhance concentration, and promote intellectual growth. However, one aspect that often goes unnoticed is its profound impact on our critical thinking abilities.

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Why teens are suddenly obsessed with chess? The Classical Chess Renaissance 2023

Chess has been around for centuries, but in recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the game among teenagers. This phenomenon has been dubbed "The Classical Chess Renaissance 2023." Many experts believe that this renewed interest is due to the rise of online chess, popular TV shows, and influential personalities promoting the game.

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Protecting Your Child from Cyber Threats While Playing Chess Online: A Guide for Chess Parents

John and Sarah were proud parents of their 11-year-old son, Jack, who had recently developed a passion for chess. Jack was a brilliant student, and his parents believed that chess was the perfect game to keep his mind sharp and focused. They also wanted Jack to participate in online chess tournaments to test his skills and compete with other players around the world.

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Kids in Chess - where and how to start teaching your child chess basics

Kids can start learning chess as early as 3-4 years old, but the ideal age to begin teaching them is around 5-6 years old. At this age, children are able to understand basic concepts such as the objective of the game and the movements of the pieces. However, it is important to keep in mind that every child is different, and some may be more ready or interested in learning chess earlier or later than others.

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Becoming Grandmaster or what do I need to do to reach that lavel

To become a chess Grandmaster (GM), a player must achieve a specific set of requirements laid out by FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), the international chess federation. The most common way to become a Grandmaster involves earning a certain Elo rating and achieving three "norms." Here are the general requirements.

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The negative influence of technology on playing chess

These days, everything is computerised, and we are living in an information technology world where everything you need to find is on Google (and since last two months miracle called CHATGPT. Although this world has made everything easy for us, it has also made us lazy. This laziness has allowed us to close our minds to many logical and smart games such as chess and use only computers to decide for us. Is it worth it?

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How fast can you reach ELO 2000? Plus 52 weeks master plan

The time it takes to reach a chess rating of 2000 ELO will depend on several factors, including the player's current level of skill, their natural aptitude for the game, and the amount of time and effort they are able to dedicate to studying and practicing. However, with consistent and focused effort, it is possible for a player to achieve a rating of 2000 ELO within a few years of starting to play seriously.

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