Boost Your Brain: Play Chess!

With mental health issues and Alzheimer’s being prevalent in our society today, we may all ask ourselves from time to time, “Am I taking good care of my brain? What can I do to ensure a healthy brain as I age? How can I teach my kids to boost their brains?” The human brain isContinue reading “Boost Your Brain: Play Chess!”

Chess Legends

Chess- the oldest strategic skilled game in the world. To whom do we owe our gratitude for such an ingenious game? India? China? Persia? Europe?   Our 1st legend and my personal favorite, claims that a very old, wise man in India, Sissa Ibn Dahir,  wanted his king, Shihram to understand the necessity of each person in society. Thus, he invented the gameContinue reading “Chess Legends”

Online Chess vs. In Real Time

Hey chess lovers! I haven’t written in a while, but don’t doubt I’ve still been playing chess… and Searching for Bobby Fisher! I play In Real Time with my friends whenever I get the chance, but lately I’ve been playin’ a lil’ chess online. What are the pro’s and con’s of web play vs. playingContinue reading “Online Chess vs. In Real Time”

To “Chess” or not to “Chess”?

I’ll never forget that day…”Play chess with me?” my friend asked. I immediately froze. Chess??? Me??? I started making a list in my mind of all the reasons I couldn’t play. “Chess is for intelligent people…Mensa awardees and old men that have studied stocks and statistics for years. It takes a long time to playContinue reading “To “Chess” or not to “Chess”?”