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Carlsen or Karjakin: who wins the World Championship...
by Erwin on Nov 10, 2016   657   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   917   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   4526   3
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   936   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   461   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   408   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...
How to learn chess, fast?
by JacquelineW on Oct 4, 2016   850   0
It's only human. If you want something, you want it fast. And easy. You want to loose 8 pounds in 1 week. Without a diet. You want to make money. A ...
How to set Chessity as a web app
Chessity on Sep 21, 2016   1479   0
Chessity's mobile website is great for use on smartphones. By pinning the Chessity website to your home screen, you can quickly access it, thus creating a web app. Chess...
Scaffolding Learning in Chess and Life
by carlthomen on Sep 14, 2016   3654   2
“Learning is experience,” said Albert Einstein, the greatest genius of our time, “everything else is just information.” I couldn’t help thi...
Chessity’s plans for the next six months
Chessity on Jul 22, 2016   870   0
Working as an entirely virtual team, Chessity staff members don’t often get together. In fact, the last face-to-face team meeting took place three years ago. A lot...
Inspiration throught chess-themed movies
by Katerina on Jul 10, 2016   2406   4
Every once in a while chess audience has the opportunity to enjoy a big budget chess-themed movie that includes well-written scripts and popular cast. What a gift! Also, ...
TIP #1: When it's NOT good to follow your instinct
by Katerina on Jun 28, 2016   849   3
Instinct is a great natural ability that allows players to have certain feelings about their chess positions without making any concrete calculations. A player may feel t...
5 Jobs Pawns Are Awesome At
by Katerina on May 23, 2016   1232   2
Ever wonder how pawns feel in a chess game? They are small, common, and unable to move backwards. The term special is hardly the proper description, not at least in the g...
A Chessity stronghold in Brazil
by JacquelineW on Apr 17, 2016   2715   9
In Brazil, chess teacher Davy d’Israel has created a real Chessity stronghold and dreams about a national chess program in schools. “Chess can teach children ...
Can you play like the Women's World Champion?
by Katerina on Apr 9, 2016   1266   15
It has been slightly over a month since the top female chess players fought for the 2016 Women’s World Champion crown in the Ukrainian city of Lvov. The championship ma...
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