The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. So true when it comes to learning the wonderful art of chess.
You can learn chess no matter what age you are. It can help to develop imaginative thinking along with logical strategies.
Chess is a great way to build up self confidence and develop a strong positive mental attitude.
Above all else, chess is an exciting activity that gives participants the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of like minded people looking to grow chess and make it an even greater mind-blowing activity.
For anyone interested in making that first step into playing chess, check out the video below on ‘How to start playing chess’ by Maurice Ashley – International Grandmaster.
Taking a look at some online chess courses and found this series of videos by Grandmaster Igor Smirnov very intriguing. Seeing as I’m looking at the planning and strategic part of my game his video ‘The Art of Planning in chess’ was quite useful to watch. My journey continues 🙂
Friday night is traditionally music night on BBC4 and over the last few weeks there have been a series of “Musical Histories”. These have been genre based, this is the first one I have seen which have focused on one artist, I didn’t actually realise that this was linked in with this series until I […]
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