Bongcloud-The Most Underrated Chess Opening Ever!

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Introduction: The bongcloud is an opening where white or black makes a king move very early in the game. Conventional rules state that the king is to be castled in order for the king to get out of the center into safety. However, it will be…

Forward Chess: A New Kind of Chess E-Book Reader!

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. Product: Forward Chess E-Book Reader Price: The app is free (IOS/Android) but books average $19.99 Where to Buy?: forwardchess.com My Rating:…

Does Chess Help Create a Strategic Planning System?

Introduction: For the last several years, I have approached chess from a health perspective. How chess benefits the mind, the body and the soul. Chess helps strengthen your focus, forces you to slow down, increases concentration, brain power,…

Chess and Complicated Watches

Introduction: A work of art is something to behold! Captivating to the eyes, the senses and the mind. When we think works of art, most will think of paintings. For you watch enthusiasts, complications are what makes the the simple watch a true…

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. I have spending the majority of my time for the last couple of months creating my chess coaching course. Through it all, there were numerous…

Does Chess Control Your Anger Issues?

    The question of controlling your anger issues brings up a variety of solutions from different schools of thought. Speaking from childhood experience, I remember that I was taken to a psychiatrist and was prescribed…

House of Staunton Deluxe Tournament Bag- Your Whole Chess Experience Fit to Perfection!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. Introduction: From 15+ years of experience, I have bought cheap chess tournament bags and I have bought expensive chess tournament bags. In comparing the…

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 psychology behind why the opponent thinks the way he/she thinks. The opponents way of thinking will determine whether he/she will…

How Chess Helps Quicken Decision Making!

Introduction: Many days, I am short on time and therefore, like to play chess games that are short on time for each side, about 5 minutes. My opinion is 5 minute chess games are actually more beneficial than I realized when I have to learn…

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, I have noticed that some openings have a very limited amount of games to analyze. That is a shame because…