The Chess Village

We often hear chess has benefits like development of cognitive skills, increased concentration and patience, etc but how often do we hear that chess helps in reducing addiction? The Chess Village is proof. In 1970s, around 50 years back, Marottichal, a secluded village in the Southern Indian state of Kerala, everyone was hooked on alcoholContinue reading “The Chess Village”

Chess in Bollywood

Chess is a symbol of intelligence, a way to signify for a person or brand that they have thought far ahead of their competition. That’s why it’s no wonder that chess has featured directly or indirectly in many movies all across the world. Today we will focus on a few bollywood movies that have usedContinue reading “Chess in Bollywood”

Chess Boxing

What is chess boxing? Chess boxing is an interesting sport which combines chess and boxing. It is the combination of brain and brawn. A chess boxing fight consists of 11 rounds, 6 rounds of chess and 5 rounds of boxing, and a victory in either chess or boxing decides the result. There are alternate chessContinue reading “Chess Boxing”

Unique Chess Sets

Oldest Chess Set– The Lewis Chessmen One of the earliest chess pieces are the Isle of Lewis chess pieces. They were created in the 12th century with Walrus ivory and whale’s teeth. They are also known as the Uig chessmen after the Uig bay island they were discovered at, in March 1831. This hoard containedContinue reading “Unique Chess Sets”

Top 5 female chess players

Time and again women have proven themselves to being great athletes when it comes to various sports, be it indoors or outdoors. Even in chess, they have proven that they don’t lag behind their male counterparts. After all, chess is undoubtedly a game of mental strength and definitely one that challenges the greatest of minds.Continue reading “Top 5 female chess players”

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