We were contacted by an intern from the U.N. about youth programs in Zambia. They had programs for football, what we call soccer, but nothing else. They asked whether we could help them start a youth program for chess. Of course, we said yes. We managed to send them enough
Nicaragua We were contacted by a representative in the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua about helping to start a program for kids. They had a teacher, but no equipment. We sent the equipment to the Embassy and they got it to the teacher. We are still in contact with the teacher.
We were approached through Facebook by a man from the Divine Chess Academe in Uganda. I had not heard of him or this program before, so I contacted Robert Katende to check him out. Robert was well known, one of his student’s was the basis for the movie “Queen of
Interview with Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Founder of the Berkeley Chess School
Elizabeth Shaughnessy has done the unthinkable. She has built a bricks-and-mortar school dedicated to chess. Her program: The Berkeley Chess School” has produced three GMs and has taught chess to an average of about 7,000 kids a year. The program is in its 40th year of existence. Find out how
James Eade Interviews Marty Grund the President of the Internet Chess Club, and Brian Karen who talk about the early days of playing chess online. They had a huge role in broadcasting events in the early days of online chess matches and tournaments allowing viewers to see the action in
Interview with GM Alex Yermolinsky, AKA The Yerminator
GM Alex Yermolinsky, AKA The Yerminator, joins the “Chess Files: The Answers are Out There” to tell us what he thinks we can learn from the great Tata Steel tournament, and what we should not think we’ve learned. He talks about what makes a good chess commentator and what organizers