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”

Winning against higher rated opponents

You are playing a tournament and have defeated a lower rated opponent in the last round. You feel confident, satisfied, and enjoy your accomplishment for a while. You check the next round pairings with a smile on your face and are greated by a familiar feeling of missing a heartbeat. You are paired against aContinue reading “Winning against higher rated opponents”

Visualization Training – II

In the first article on this topic we saw how we could visualize an entire chess board in our minds. So what next? Now, we come to the pieces. Piece Annotation King K Queen Q Rook R Bishop B Knight N Pawn – (The pawn has no annotation) From the previous article, we already knowContinue reading “Visualization Training – II”

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”

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