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Who is your chess hero? (#chesshero)
by JacquelineW on Jan 14, 2017   1337   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...
Take up the Chessity Diploma Challenge
Chessity on Jan 11, 2017, updated Dec 3, 2019   184   0
Starting with chess in school is easy: take up the Chessity Diploma Challange.The Diploma Challenge is designed to help children learn the basics of chess and to int...
Why the Tata Steel Chess Tournament is so special
by JacquelineW on Jan 5, 2017   1836   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   1678   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   3923   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   921   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   2668   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   1287   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   994   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   2574   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   10216   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   2309   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   825   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   686   3
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   1853   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 ...
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