How Bobby Fischer Got Better at Chess
No matter how long you’ve been playing chess, odds are that you’ve heard of Bobby Fischer, who is the most famous and perhaps greatest chess player of all time. From the age of 14, he competed in and won eight US Championships for chess. By 15, he was the youngest grandmaster in the world and continued to dominate the professional chess world in almost every event he competed in. Finally, in 1972 he won the World Chess Championship by defeating Boris Spassky, cementing his place as a historical figure and pop culture icon. Continue reading “How Bobby Fischer Got Better at Chess”
Learning from your mistakes:
When you pick up your tournament game score sheets and dissect them move by move, like a bug under a microscope, you’ll come to understand that every game has a story secretly woven between the moves and hidden away from plain sight. Such stories or lessons are not uncovered unless a passionate chess player starts to analyze the games and review his or her decision-making process. It is then that a chess player starts to value the wisdom of a loss more than all those glittering trophies adorning his cupboard.
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What makes the perfect travel chess set
Chess players know that playing chess is like travelling in a Flux Capacity powered DeLorean and that it can make time fly by. The great thing about the game of chess is that it can be played almost everywhere – and all you will need is a chess board with the pieces, and an opponent – and optionally, a chess clock. So, if you have all of the ingredients, then it means that you can play chess and have fun with it. Continue reading “What Makes the Perfect Travel Chess Set”
Does Chess Make You Smarter?
It’s commonly believed that great chess players are also geniuses. Some notable examples include Polgar and Kasparov, who have IQs of 170 and 190 respectively. Despite the public perception, it’s still an important question to ask. Does learning to play chess make you smarter? Or are smarter people naturally better at playing chess? Continue reading “Does Chess Make You Smarter?”
The first few moves in a chess game have always been the subject of extensive research for chess lovers. After all, the opening moves from both sides play a vital role in determining the position of the middle game and the outcome of the end game. Continue reading “4 Opening Moves in Chess Everyone Should Know”