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GM Blog: When Chess Meets Psychology

How do you keep a cool head when you face your long-time rival?

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U.S. Championships Preview: The Beginning of a New Era

The U.S. Championship will take place between March 28 and April 10, 2017. It is not easy to predict who will be crownded the Champions. 

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Tournament Blog: Chess Like It Oughta Be 2017

by Dennis LaRue

 

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GM Blog: How to Face a World Champion?

It is never easy to face a legend or your personal idol. The most important thing in these situations is to stay true to your own character and to your own play.

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GM Blog: What makes a good player?

In three points; dedication, love of chess, and consistency!

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GM Blog : Developing a learning vs. winning mindset

Let’s face it. Everyone likes to win. Winning is fun. It fills you with joy and pride, and gives you bragging rights. Unfortunately, too many chess players, coaches, and parents put way too much emphasis on winning.

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Championing Chess Through Curriculum: How Best Practices from Schools Can Improve Chess Education

Happy New Year, chess fans!  Welcome back from the holiday break.  This first research blog in 2017 discusses the K-12 reform movement known as “standards-based education” and how it is being adopted within the chess-in-schools movement.

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GM Blog: A Child’s Game

The two highest ranked players in the World under age 21 recently played a match. Hungary’s Richard Rapport and the Chinese player Wei Yi played from 20th to 23rd December in Yancheng, China.

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A Call for Research on the Gender Gap in Chess

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) prides itself in empowering local students to succeed both in academics and in the game of chess.  Through its in-school and after-school programs, the club reaches nearly 4,000 students each semester with roughly equal participation by male and female students.

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GM Blog: The Best of Times

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,…”  Thus began the famous opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities.

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