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4 Stages of LearningChess – Absolute Beginner to Advanced

Chess is a one-of-a-kind game that requires immense patience, well-developed skills, intelligence, presence of mind, and strategic thinking. It is more of a journey as you go through every single step of learning, unlearning, and relearning. Therefore, you need to practise the sport devotedly, day in and day out, to ace the moves and become a better version as a chess player.

This read-up is primarily meant for you if you have a strong passion for chess and desire to be a significant someone in this field.

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Chess – Most Preferred Activity class for Schools and Parents

The all-inclusive nature of chess is why it is catching up fast in getting integrated in school programs. More and more schools and academia are realizing Chess as an extremely valuable activity and a skill by itself. What sets chess apart from other after-school activities is the comprehensive way in which it provides an experience of skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking, to name a few, which prepare individuals to face the world.

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Chess Olympiad with Olympic Tradition

This is the first time the International Chess Federation has followed the Olympic tradition and initiated the Chess Olympiad Torch. The torch relay was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and began from Leh. The Torch is in its travel across 75 cities before it culminates at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.

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Best puzzle compositions!

Check out the best composed puzzles from legendary chess composers including Kasparyan, Pal Benko and Troitsky. Chess compositions are often considered as an art of the game. They don’t occur in regular games but are created to specifically force you to put on your creative thinking hat. They make you think in unconventional ways. Composing a puzzle is not easy though. Not only does the composer have to design a mating net, they also have to make the process beautiful.

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In Chess Game, Attack vs Defense: Interesting Scenarios to Use One of Them

Chess is a rich game that cannot be confined to a specific set of answers. So the best strategy is to use a mixture of attack and defensive moves as you saw in the examples above. The side which persists with one strategy will usually be punished, be it attacking relentlessly or defending passively. But if you were to lean towards one, go for the attacking strategy! It doesn’t mean you ignore defense, but you can give a slight preference to aggressive actions (like say 60-40). Read on to know why.