Author: George

Teen Chess Prodigy from Kampala- Phiona Mutesi

Phiona Mutesi was hungry one day when she went to a mission for food. She learned how to play chess there is not an international chess champion. Its really one of the amazing things about chess, it has no geographic or economic borders. It doesn’t require a large budget or fancy equipment, but merely the will to study, […]

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World’s Largest Chess Set Built!

Checkmate! SAIT student builds world’s largest chess set by Crystal Schick, News Writer | March 19, 2013 | 12:04 am Many students are familiar with the Guinness Book of World Records, but Ken Taylor is one of the few who is actually listed as a record holder. The SAIT’s first-year legal assistant student and his […]

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Why play chess?

Find out about the many reasons to play chess.

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Brothers in Idaho Help Each Other Become Awesome in Chess!

Two Brothers are ranked the 1st and 2nd top chess players in Idaho, which isn’t such a  huge surprise. The real surprise is that one of them is only 14! Check out the full story!

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Youngest Filipino Chessmaster gets title at 7 years old!

Most kids at 7 years old are watching TV or playing outside, but not youthful Chessmaster Master Alekhine Nouri. He spends his time learning about chess from books and practicing his skils. “Our daily routine features 10 hours of training; no computer games, no TV. We only ease up on Sundays,” the chess prodigy’s father […]

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Kids Chess Practice

Practicing chess outside of chess class

In order to become a good chess player you need to practice and work hard, just like anything else. No matter how talented a student it, they still need to put the work in if they want to become good chess players. The nice things about chess is that there are so many different ways […]

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X Box Chess

How to use X Box to Improve your Kids Grades this Summer

CheckMatesUSA is proud to be the first to offer private chess lessons with X Box Live. The same top notch chess lessons that we’ve taught on the computer and ipad are now available on X box Live. So why did use this entertainment system as an educational system? There are several reasons: Kids love doing […]

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Viswanathan Anand is still the Champ!

Congratulations to Viswanathan Anand, the current world champion at Chess! He beat Boris Gelfand to defend his world title but it as not easy. Viswanathan Anand says that this was his toughest world chess title defense of his 5 and still has no plans to retire. Read more about the match here. 

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World Chess Championship: Anand vs. Gelfand

The world chess championships are currently going on in Moscow. World champion Viswanthan Anand  is battling with Israeli Chess Star Boris Gelfand. This is an intense battle over the chess board as these are the top two players in the world! If you want to take a look at their game, here is it. A Russian […]

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Minooka Chess Tournament

Minooka Chess Club and CheckmatesUSA present the first ever Minooka Area Chess Tournament Sunday, April 15, 2012 (1pm to 4:30pm)    Minooka Village Community Room 121 East McEvilly Rd. (Next to Creamery) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]

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