Links to useful sites

Links to useful sites

The Mechanics Institute: The Chess room at the Mechanics’ Institute was established in 1854.  The Institute was founded to assist with the development and study of the Mechanical Arts.  It was a pressing need following the gold rush of that time. Chess was considered an integral part of the establishment

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Zambia

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

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Nicaragua

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.

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Uganda

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

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