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Limited-time offer for chess coaches
Chessity on Jan 15, 2017   104   0
We have exciting news for chess coaches, teachers and children around the world. 2017 will be the year in which new chess heroes are created. Thanks to our continued...
Who is your chess hero? (#chesshero)
by JacquelineW on Jan 14, 2017   31   0
Today, we officially launched our #ChessHero campaign! (We’ve already done some warming-up, so you may have noticed). There’s a champion in everyone and chess...
Chessity for third year in a row official partner of...
Chessity on Jan 5, 2017   138   0
The 79th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament begins Friday, January 13th, in Wijk aan Zee. For the third year in a row, Tata Steel Chess Tournament has joined fo...
Why the Tata Steel Chess Tournament is so special
by JacquelineW on Jan 5, 2017   150   0
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is coming up! The event in Wijk aan Zee (Holland), to which Chessity is a partner, is famously known as the 'Wimbledon of chess'.&nbs...
Chessity at the London Chess Conference
by JacquelineW on Dec 8, 2016   435   1
We are excited to share that we are participating in this year’s London Chess Conference (10-12 December), on its three-day exploration of the didactics of c...
Meet Chessity’s teaching bots: your one-on-one...
by JacquelineW on Nov 25, 2016   481   2
Have you done any chess lessons at Chessity lately? Then you will have noticed that things have changed a bit. That’s because Chessity’s teaching bots have en...
World Champ Match Round 8: Brave Magnus vs...
by Katerina on Nov 23, 2016   346   2
The World Championship Match 2016 between Norwegian World Champion IGM Magnus Carlsen and Russian challenger IGM Sergey Karjakin is taking on a new load of excitement. Af...
Chess can rescue a kid from academic failure (the...
by JacquelineW on Nov 15, 2016   769   2
As Chessity celebrates its 5th anniversary, read the story of founder Janton van Apeldoorn. His personal history explains Chessity’s origin and mission.  &nbs...
A better Chessity to celebrate our 5th anniversary
Chessity on Nov 11, 2016   578   2
Today is Chessity’s 5th birthday. As we mark this milestone, it’s you we want to celebrate. That’s why we have a special present for you. With our bigge...
Carlsen or Karjakin: who wins the World Championship...
by Erwin on Nov 10, 2016   400   2
Yesterday I visited the Max Euwe Centre in Amsterdam in order to give a lecture on the upcoming World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karj...
Why It Is Good To Make Mistakes
by JacquelineW on Nov 2, 2016   255   0
Doing is learning and making mistakes is part of the process. More than that: mistakes are a good thing! This is a key concept of Chessity: 'productive failure', making m...
4 Must Know Steps to Avoid Blundering in Chess
by Katerina on Oct 29, 2016   758   2
Blundering is painful It happens to everyone - even the best players in the world. One of the worst feelings in chess is when you make a game changing blunder and you ca...
How To Re-Energize Your Chess Teaching With 21st...
by JacquelineW on Oct 22, 2016   196   0
You love chess. You love introducing kids to chess. But more often than you like, your chess classes drain your energy. You know the feeling, don’t you? You've pr...
Don't be selfish, share your pieces!
by lennartm on Oct 17, 2016   130   0
"Don't be selfish, share your pieces? Well here we go!" No, I don’t mean that you should give your pieces away immediately, but you should try and sacrifice once, ...
Knight Level: It was fun, indeed it was!
by lennartm on Oct 16, 2016   126   2
I'm a third-grade student, and school takes a break for a week! How should I spend this first free week of my school year? Gaming, sporting, doing nothing, or... finishin...
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