Category: USCF

World Chess Championship and Kids

Starting on November 9, 2018, Fabiano Caruana will be the first US-born player to challenge for the World Chess Championship since Bobby Fischer triumphed over Boris Spassky in Reykjavik in 1972 and the first US player to play for the title since Gata Kamsky in 2009.  While adult players...
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How to Learn from the Best

There are two ways to guarantee improvement in your chess play.  The first is to review and analyze your own games, learning from your own mistakes.  The second is to review the games of strong masters, so that you can try to play like “the best.”  There are several...
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When is Resigning a Game ok?

“Quitters never win, and winners never quit” is always true in chess. However, from a parent’s perspective, what expectations should you have of your kids? Let’s explore it. Compare the two statements made by kids at a recent chess tournament: “I quit because he was winning.” “I quit because...
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Chess Parenting: Being good at chess has nothing to do with it!

Most chess parents know very little about chess. Their kids quickly surpass them leaving the parents to wonder “How can I help?” Simple… provide chess opportunities! Grandpa might give your child a chess book, maybe a tournament is just around the corner, or perhaps a chess club is starting...
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