Commercial vibe – 02 Dec 2020
Chess Universe combines the look and feel of a videogame with chess instruction. But the app’s salesmanship put Sophia Rohde off.
A cat house – 29 Jul 2020
Victor is a charming chess teacher, but his programme, Victor’s Chess House, runs slow and doesn’t allow to jump any single lesson, game or test, writes Philippe Kalman.
Frogs and robots – 27 Jul 2020
Chessity has been developed for classroom use but its gamified chess learning works equally well in a family context, writes Jérôme Maufras.
#Chessathome – 18 Jul 2020
How to keep teaching chess under lockdown? Matt Piper explains how the UK charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) operates online and into the future.
Teaching chess in 10 simple steps – 17 Jul 2020
Teaching a child chess is to give a wonderful gift for life. Chess should be part of every child’s education. Once they have learned the basics, they can pick the game up again in the same way as learning to swim or to cycle reserves a permanent place in the memory. A short guide for parents from John Foley.