Entries by Tyler

How do I get my Daughter to Love Chess?

Practical Strategies for Closing the Gender Gap in Chess To understand the benefits of playing chess, think of chess as a mental gym. When you play chess, you engage your brain in critical and demanding ways. Your brain is constantly developing to adapt to this more mentally intense environnment. Thus when you repeatedly play chess […]

Tiny Feet Take Big Steps in Chess

The Chess at 3 kids got to use the facilities where professionals usually play. Image credit: Goddard School. This article originally ran in the On Chess column on the St. Louis Public Radio website. On Saturday, Jan. 23, a chess tournament was hosted in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. No grandmasters […]