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Is chess a Sport? The old debate. Chess has officially been recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since the year 2000. Despite that, opinions are still divided. Some people agree that it should be considered a sport, while others think otherwise. Both sides bring valid arguments, but let’s start with the beginning.
How to obtain your best form in order to perform well at your next tournament? We all know miracles and shortcut solutions do not really work in chess progress; as in any other activity, consistency is the key. However, for one reason or another, not everyone can keep up with regular training and very often, […]
Chess Training and Tournament Performance: One of the most difficult things to measure in chess is progress. No matter how much you train at home, how confident you are, or how many blitz games you win online it is the tournaments that will put a note on your efforts. As explained in several previous articles, […]
It is no secret that chess is difficult. In fact, we are convinced that it is among the most difficult sports one can choose. Studying chess can very often be frustrating, especially if you do it on your own. It is difficult to measure progress, you are never quite sure if you are improving. Unlike […]
The results of a competitive chess player are not only influenced by the amount of time he invests in training. There are also many other factors which play a major role in tournaments, such as psychology, stamina or approach to the game. In this article, we will give you some practical advice to help you […]
From time to time our opponents offer a draw and so do we. Let’s try to figure out how to make the right decision about the “draw offer”. Different aspects should be considered here: the situation on the chessboard, level of the opponent, time left on the clock, your current state in the tournament, how […]