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”

EP 5 About Chess – Did You Know?

Chess Made Fun is introducing a new video series with episodes coming to you each week. The series is called Did You Know in Chess… Each episode covers relevant facts that are helpful to beginning chess players. These topics are easy for the viewer to digest and use for regular play. We hope you findContinue reading “EP 5 About Chess – Did You Know?”

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”