I recently met a club player who had been playing chess for 23 years, but couldn't improve his ELO more that 1800. When I played with him, I found his tactical skills are good, moderate endgame ...
I've been invited by a club to join. I've never played in a club before. He said I should sign papers, and then I can play for fun and free and represent the club in tournaments. My question is, do ...
First question here, I split it into 2 questions What would it take for the club to be recognized by FIDE? At first the club would be a place to have fun, but later on, I would like that the club ...
Beside the chess sets and clocks, what materials are needed? I took care of the place, I'm talking about chess materials needed. Now lets talk about the materials, I would like to buy them this week, ...
I'm interested in the total number of active chess clubs in the world. I'd also be keen to see any historical trends in this number over the past couple of decades.
I've been asked recently to try to put on a few chess exhibitions for some local kids and their parents in a mostly urban setting, and one thing that I'm keenly aware of is the basic 'uncoolness' that ...
I love playing chess, but I find that it is difficult to find people who are willing to commit time to play games with me. I'm not a great player (I've never memorized moves or openings) but I have ...
Most chess clubs in my area struggle to gather more than 30 federated members with only one club past the 100-member count in a territory of 8 million people. Which is the largest physical chess club ...