The House of Chess blog

The countdown to SAJCC: get it right in the opening

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There are just seven weeks before the South African Junior Chess Championships (SAJCC), and we're counting down the weeks with you while helping you prepare.

This week we're focussing on openings.

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The countdown to SAJCC: how to improve your vision

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There are just eight weeks before the South African Junior Chess Championships (SAJCC), and we're counting down the weeks by helping you prepare.

This week we're focussing on getting those brains turning and improving your chess vision.

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The countdown to SAJCC: how to better your endgame

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

With still a few weeks left before the South African Junior Chess Championships (SAJCC), now is the time to make sure you're well prepared.

We are counting down the weeks to the championships by focussing on different elements of the game each week. This week, we are looking at the endgame.

If you don’t know where to start, here are three great books to look at.

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Why our girls need chess

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Chess can be a powerful tool to help girls identify themselves as leaders. In celebration of Women's Day, we look at why our girls need chess.

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Six chess books you should own (and why)

Posted by Roline Pretorius on

For every discipline worth studying, there is a set of iconic books, a couple of classics that never go out of fashion. Chess is no exception. But with so many chess books on the market, it's often difficult to know which are the essentials to add to your collection. Here are our top picks.

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