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November 6, 2019

Ratings are the measures used in chess to measure peoples performance against each other. 

The calculation is a complex process but at the end the day the whole idea is to measure the strength of individuals one against the other.

For some ratings are a source of motivat...

November 1, 2019

There are three ingredients to improve at chess  and more often than not, chess players do 1 or at most 2 of these.

They are Observe, Learn and Practice.

A player needs to observe for themselves. Without observation its very difficult to learn. One needs to look at the g...

August 18, 2019

June 11, 2019

Our new home is at the Cape Town Union Congregational Church, the first free church in South Africa, and the mother church of Congregationalism in this country.

We are located in trendy Kloof Street, next to the popular Arnold's restaurant and across the road from the i...

October 31, 2018

The importance of chess to kids has not been fully appreciated but I like it because chess is more than a board game. It teaches us to think analytically and to be more successful in life, no matter what our profession.

Learning Chess will give your child skills that th...

June 4, 2018

The road to chess improvement is normally a long and difficult struggle which requires a lot of hard work and commitment. According to accepted wisdom you should:

1. Practice as much as possible through practical games under tournament conditions.

2. Review your games (a...

March 22, 2018

Our students continue to shine ! With Gold for Amy Gibosn right with 5/5 and 4/5 for Petrus Bosman (middle ) 2nd in under 11 section and 4/5 for Harrison Gibson again finishing 2nd in his age group ! At the RAB tournament on Human rights day .

October 23, 2017

Nowadays chess training methods have multiple serious flaws. The most prevalent one is probably the inability of chess coaches to understand the difficulties that their students are facing when studying chess.

Due to their own high chess level they make assu...

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