How to Sign Up for a Free Chess.com Account

Chess.com is a loved website and mobile app for the chess community. Some of the benefits include: Free account or Paid Subscription Plan Online learning through lessons, puzzles and puzzle rush Chat and message other players Setup a club for your local club members Allows you to play timed games, or gives up to 14Continue reading “How to Sign Up for a Free Chess.com Account”

How to Become a Better Chess Player

With all the resources available on chess where do you get started to becoming a better chess player? You are in luck! Chess Made Fun would like to share with you the top 3 things you can do to become a better chess player. #3 – Hire a Chess Coach If you are looking toContinue reading “How to Become a Better Chess Player”

Beginners Learning Chess – Top 5 Mistakes

Most of us who learn chess early on are self-taught. Let’s face it – we all fall into habits without realizing it. Some of those habits can lead us down a path where it becomes difficult to see ourselves steadily improving, or finding more winning positions. In this video we examine some of the trapsContinue reading “Beginners Learning Chess – Top 5 Mistakes”

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”?”

National Chess Meetup Day

Warren and I are always looking for local chess events that we can attend.  To our surprise there really aren’t too many!  There was a group that met at Barnes & Noble in Roswell.  That group stopped a year ago.  We noticed chess.com has partnered with meetup.com to create a national chess meetup day.  WeContinue reading “National Chess Meetup Day”

Riding the Wave

Does chess have a stadium scoreboard?  Who’s leading?  Who’s catching up?  Yvonne let us know last week about her first experience participating in an actual chess tournament.  This got me thinking about her opponents who stood with her toe to toe.  Shoe sizes will grow of course and egos will shrink as young players gainContinue reading “Riding the Wave”