In Conversation with National Chess Expert Macauley Peterson!

If you’ve ever watched chess on the internet, the odds are Macauley Peterson was behind it. Peterson, a serial entrepreneur and Princeton alumnus, has been at the forefront of a new, digital era of chess—an era where technology plays a crucial role in the playing, broadcasting, and promoting of chess. And he’s on a mission […]

ACES: Weeks 10 and 11

Week 10: Yet again, we took the opportunity to let the children play chess games against one another. We thought that it was important for them to be given another chance to put into practice what they had learned and that simply playing a game of chess was a great way for the children to solidify […]

ACES: Weeks 8 and 9

Week 8: This week, although we taught the chess club as well, I was placed in a classroom of 2nd graders who were new to chess. I introduced the children to the game by going over the basics—the names of the pieces, how they move, their worth, etc. After covering these fundamentals, I went over how […]

In Conversation with International Master John Watson!

International Master John Watson is currently one of the top 400 players in the USA.  Watson has written over 30 books on the many dimensions of chess; one of his books, Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, even won the USCF (United States Chess Federation) “Book of the Year” Award. Watson, also a renowned chess coach, […]