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Research Finds Chess More Beneficial In Lower Grades

By FM Mike Klein of Chess.com   The preliminary findings of a multi-year study across the state of Alabama seem to indicate that chess instruction may improve student performance, especially amongst younger students. The study, conducted by researchers at Tennessee Tech and the University of Alabama and in conjunction with the Alabama Chess in Schools, released...

Australian Junior Championships

By Shaun Curtis The Australian Junior Chess Championships was first held back in 1949. The event runs annually in a different city each year, after bids are put in to the Australian Chess Federation. This year the Australian Junior Chess Championships is being held at Trinity Grammar School, Summer...

2018 Gold Coast Open

The Gold Coast Open has over the years, established itself as Queensland’s most prestigious chess tournament. First run back in 1993, the event enters its 26th year after an amazing first quarter of a century. This years’ event has been rebranded and tweaked to have a Premier, Major and...

FM Stojic: 2018 NZ Open Rounds 7 to 9

By FM Dusan Stojic The outright winner of the 2018 New Zealand Open is GM Adrien Demuth with 8/9. Second place went to another French Grandmaster, Fabien Libiszewski on 7. The title of New Zealand Champion was shared by IM Russell Dive and CM Alpheaus Ang with 6 points....

FM Stojic: 2018 NZ Open Rounds 1 to 6

2018 New Zealand Open – Rounds 1-6 The 125th New Zealand Chess Congress is currently being held in Palmerston North, and features the New Zealand Open Championship, as well as other sections and side tournaments. The New Zealand Open is the strongest annual tournament held “across the ditch”. So...

World Youth Olympiad: Parle Reports

By Hughston Parle – Australian Board 1. Most of the team flew to Ahmedabad from Singapore and we arrived at the hotel at 12am India time (4:30am Australia time.) I wasn’t able to sleep on the plane so although I only binge watched movies for the previous 12hrs, I...

World Youth Under 16 Olympiad:

By Hughston Parle I applied for the World Youth Under 16 Olympiad within 15 minutes of receiving a phone call from a friend about the event. I had missed the application cut-offs for many international events, such as the past 2 World Youth Championship events and the 2016 Olympiad....

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