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My Quora Answer to: Is there a shortcut for becoming really good in chess?

Under the best of circumstances, becoming really good in chess is a serious endeavor that takes a considerable amount of time. Millions of individuals like playing chess, but only a few can master the game. What is the reason for this? Chess is, simply said, one of the most complicated games ever devised. Despite theContinue reading “My Quora Answer to: Is there a shortcut for becoming really good in chess?”

New Year’s Message to All of our students, ju

I wish to welcome all of you to a brand-new year. I genuinely hope that this past holiday season has been restful, safe and full of joy for your family. I understand, of course, that many of us are still shaking off the challenges of 2020, but I also hope that you recognize the importantContinue reading “New Year’s Message to All of our students, ju”

Daily Chess Musings Free Online Summer Camp Rankings: 2020

You can use the search function to search for your name or for your Chess.com Handle. I did not have the names and handles for everyone matched up. If you cannot find your name or Chess.com ID, please email me. dailychessmusings@gmail.com We will leave this up until Friday, August 28. Pawn (8 to 15 points):Continue reading “Daily Chess Musings Free Online Summer Camp Rankings: 2020”

5 ways chess can make you a better law student and lawyer

Paul Morphy was a 19th-century New Orleans chess prodigy who was the de facto world chess champion during much of his short life. He rarely lost when he played throughout Europe and the United States. He was also a lawyer who graduated from what is now Tulane Law School. As a student, he was saidContinue reading “5 ways chess can make you a better law student and lawyer”

Learning Chess The “Right Way” Has Never Been Easier!

I am in a unique situation as a chess coach due to my proximity to Silicon Valley. The average parents of my chess students are highly skilled professionals, including Ph.D.s and college professors, doctors, attorneys, physicists , CEOs, and of course computer engineers. These parents tend to be very involved in their child’s chess developmentContinue reading “Learning Chess The “Right Way” Has Never Been Easier!”

Re: An Open Letter to Mr. Albert Garibaldi

Four years have elapsed since I penned an open letter to Banta Elementary School District Superintendent Albert Garibaldi questioning his decision to intentionally undermine the success of his district’s first charter school. At the time, Mr. Garibaldi was attempting to destroy a thriving charter school seemingly in order to get a larger piece of theContinue reading “Re: An Open Letter to Mr. Albert Garibaldi”

Ask A Kid: Chess And Management For Non-Chess Players 

From The Huffington Post: Can you imagine a 10 year old, looking through billions of possibilities to come up with the exact 4-5 scenarios of crucial decision making? It certainly seems to be taken from a movie set in the future or it can very well be the case of an IT engineer analyzing petabytesContinue reading “Ask A Kid: Chess And Management For Non-Chess Players “

County Board committee approves amendment providing $20K for “Chess in the Parks” program

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee has approved a budget amendment providing $20,000 for continuation of the highly successful “Chess in the Parks” program sponsored by Supervisor Martin Weddle…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1SdWawW

Efficacy of chess training for the treatment of ADHD: A prospective, open label study.

   OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of playing chess as a treatment option for children with ADHD. METHODS: Parents of 44 children ages 6 to 17 with a primary diagnosis of ADHD consented to take part in the study…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1HcSncP

Spanish schools have introduced chess class to boost math learning

Eleven-year-old Alvaro Pineda has played chess at home since he was five. Now he plays it in the classroom too.In an effort to boost their pupils’ low math and reading marks, more and more Spanish schools are holding chess clubs – and some could even make it a compulsory class…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1MZTWRU

My Review of Coach Jay’s Chess Academy

Jay Stallings has been successfully employing a martial art belt system to teaching chess for nearly two decades. He has taught approximately 35,000 children the royal game, many of whom went on to become the top chess players for their age in the country. The motivation of earning belts coupled with his passion for and knowledgeContinue reading “My Review of Coach Jay’s Chess Academy”

Susan Polgar Explains Her Coaching Philosophy

Susan Polgar is, in my humble opinion, the best chess coach in the United States. Her achievement of coaching two different division 1 colleges to National Chess Championships on several occasions speaks volumes as to her abilities. I believe Susan’s coaching philosophy should prove useful for coaches of any discipline. Obtained from http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-coaching-philo<a href="http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-coaching-philosophy.html?m=1 ManyContinue reading “Susan Polgar Explains Her Coaching Philosophy”

Susan Polgar to Visit Fremont Summer Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is pleased to present Susan Polgar to the NorCal Chess Community.   Fremont, California (PRWEB) March 29, 2014   To be able to have your child attend classes with the best chess teachers in the world is an unattainable dream for many parents. If it only happens on oneContinue reading “Susan Polgar to Visit Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

An Open Letter to Mr. Albert Garibaldi, Superintendent: Banta School District

Mr. Albert Garibaldi, Superintendent: Banta School District First of all, let me congratulate you on the success of Banta Elementary School District’s charter with the River Island Technology Academy in Lathrop. I have been involved in education for 16 years and have never witnessed the birth of such an ambitious undertaking. Under the leadership ofContinue reading “An Open Letter to Mr. Albert Garibaldi, Superintendent: Banta School District”

Two Chess Books to Rule Them All

Quora answer to: “What is the best chess book for learning chess?” Empirical methods of training in chess have rapidly improved over the last century and a half. In the mid nineteenth century, only a few good chess manuals were available to learn strategies from and students of the game really had to live inContinue reading “Two Chess Books to Rule Them All”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 6

The Fremont Summer Chess  Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School is the best chess camp for your chess champ. Our chess coaches are all professional chess educators year round which definitely shows in the positive way they interact with their students. If you haven’t checked out our other articles on the great chess teachers weContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 6”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 5

There are many reasons why the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School is the perfect choice for your child. One, however, has little to do with chess. Students who attend the Mission San Jose Elementary School Summer Chess Camp in Fremont will receive an exclusive deal from the Achiever Institute. The Achiever Institute, Fremont’sContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Preview 5”

The Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Camp in Fremont is a Perfect Choice for Parents

The Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Camp in Fremont is a Perfect Choice for Parents The President of the TCAMA details the most important considerations in choosing a summer chess camp for your child. Proud member of the MSJE Chess Team at the National Championships. Winning is contagious and the Fremont Summer Camp offersContinue reading “The Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Camp in Fremont is a Perfect Choice for Parents”