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Meet Chessity’s teaching bots: your one-on-one...
by JacquelineW on Nov 25, 2016   2551   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   723   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   2247   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   1088   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   876   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   2060   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   6531   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   1729   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   648   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   577   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   1343   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   1888   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   4529   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   1007   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   2656   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, ...
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