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New teacher dashboard now available!
Chessity on Mar 10, 2017   1502   0
Chessity for teachers just got a whole lot better! We are very happy to announce the new teacher dashboard (in beta) inside Chessity. If you have a coach profile, you&rsq...
FIDE Women's World Championship 2017 (Day 1)
by Katerina on Feb 10, 2017   468   0
Let's get a little bit more chess enthusiasm before the first round of the event! Soon we will review two important games from previous championships. Will you recognize ...
FIDE Women's World Championship 2017 (Day 0)
by Katerina on Feb 9, 2017   740   1
Dear readers, I am happy to be back writing about chess! It's also great that my first blog of 2017 has a lot of current information, is directly tied to my chess and it'...
Lessons to be learned from Tata Steel Chess (Part 2)
by Frank on Feb 2, 2017   1048   0
Beginners at chess often think that grandmasters are infallible. But they are not. Even grandmasters of chess make mistakes. Even the world champion can mis...
Tata Steel and chess: the longest sports sponsorship?
by JacquelineW on Jan 28, 2017   889   0
In 1938, Hoogovens lend its name to the first edition of a small chess tournament in Beverwijk. 79 years later, the steel company – now Tata Steel – is stil...
Every chess lesson should celebrate the fun of chess
by JacquelineW on Jan 24, 2017   1450   0
‘Inspired’ is almost an understatement to describe chess teacher Huub van der Logt. He passionately explains his vision on chess teaching. “Every chess ...
Lessons to be learned from Tata Steel Chess (Part 1)
by Frank on Jan 24, 2017   756   0
Do you think grandmasters’ games are too difficult to follow for beginners? Let’s have a look at what the chess players have been doing during the first six r...
Limited-time offer for chess coaches
Chessity on Jan 15, 2017   699   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   635   2
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...
Why the Tata Steel Chess Tournament is so special
by JacquelineW on Jan 5, 2017   829   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   821   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   1773   2
One-to-one tutoring has long been thought the most effective approach to chess teaching, or any teaching for that matter. In a traditional classroom or group setting, how...
World Champ Match Round 8: Brave Magnus vs...
by Katerina on Nov 23, 2016   660   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   1775   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   948   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...
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