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Unconventional Chess is dedicated to spreading the message about how chess can make the world a better place. Chess is not the stuffy game your grandfather once played that looked so intimidating! In fact, chess has many benefits from sharpening the mind, to reducing anger issues and increasing self-confidence! We believe that chess is not only a beautiful game but is one where the ability to customize your strategy for winning is only limited by your imagination. Let’s make the world more interesting, fun, and exciting one chess game and one chess set at a time!

King side Openings


Barnes Opening-Your Opponent Will Go Crazy!
Introduction: As part of my quest to find games online in the chessgames.com opening explorer that use unconventional chess openings,[...]
The Ruy Lopez With an Unusual Diverson-Chessgames.com
Introduction: Normally all of you Unconventional Chess readers think I am going to be talking about some crazy opening like[...]
Kadas Opening via Chessgames.com!
Introduction: I have always thought that sometimes I am alone in playing these wild and crazy chess openings. Thankfully, there[...]
The Power of Endgames Featuring the Cut Off
What to Expect in Endgames: I haven't discussed strictly endgames which is why I decided to discuss this post. The[...]

Queen side Openings


Bongcloud Part 2-The Most Underrated Chess Opening Ever!
Introduction: In Part 1 of discussing the Bongcloud, I analyzed why the bongcloud was a very underrated opening and how[...]
Bongcloud Part 1-The Most Underrated Chess Opening Ever!
Introduction: The bongcloud is an opening where white or black makes a king move very early in the game. Conventional[...]
Chess and Complicated Watches
Introduction: A work of art is something to behold! Captivating to the eyes, the senses and the mind. When we[...]
The Gorgeous Beauty of the Two Bishops!
Introduction: I have seen many games showcasing the power of the two bishops working so beautifully. In terms of grand[...]

Health Benefits Of Chess


Why the Time of Day Matters in Winning Chess Games!
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my policy on affiliate promotions. Why Chess is Mentally Taxing: Playing any[...]
Chess & The Power of Focus
Before I start, I know it has been a while since I last posted anything. I do apologize for this.[...]
Does Chess Control Your Anger Issues?
    The question of controlling your anger issues brings up a variety of solutions from different schools of thought.[...]
Chess Psychology-Why Understanding it Matters
Chess Psychology is a very interesting subject. That is because the key to winning more games is to understand the[...]

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