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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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Women in Chess: A Journey from History to Contemporary Grandmasters

The history of chess can be traced back over a millennium, with its roots in India before spreading to Persia and beyond. As the game evolved and gained popularity, so too did the participation of women, albeit at a slower pace due to various societal factors. Today, there is a growing recognition of the importance of gender equality in chess, as women continue to make their mark on the game. This article will explore the history of women in chess, the challenges they have faced, and the modern-day successes of female grandmasters. It will also discuss the story of Laszlo Polgar and his daughters, as well as the work of the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess on promoting women in chess.

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Easter discount 50% and why chess is more than a game

Easter holidays are just around the corner, and many people are excited to take a break from their busy schedules and spend time with their loved ones. For those who love chess, this is also a great opportunity to indulge in their favorite pastime. And what better way to celebrate Easter and the game of chess than with a discount on the Opening Master chess database?

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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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Why London Chess Conference was very important and what conclusions were reached

A Heartfelt Thank You to the London Chess Conference 2023.  Last weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the London Chess Conference, an event that brought together chess enthusiasts, educators, and industry professionals from around the globe. Organized under the leadership of the International Chess Federation Education Commission (FIDE EDU), Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC), European Chess Union (ECU), and ChessPlus, the conference proved to be an inspiring and insightful experience for everyone in attendance.

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