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Queen’s Gambit, the hit Netflix series starring Anya Taylor Joy, has popularized a game known for its recursive nerdiness. Anti-intellectualism is the American way so some might be troubled by the sudden rise in Chess popularity. We know the source is obviously, “The Queen’s Gambit”. Anyone who has watched this new series knows this drama is about much more than the game of and fascination with Chess. So will the chess popularity last or is this another passing fancy for the collective short attention span?  The answer is, yes. Chess has staying power and has led many young ones (mostly lads) through the turmoils of pre-adolescence into adulthood. Now we have a fictional female chess champion role model for young girls to aspire to be. This is decidedly good news.  Who cares about the fictional source when young girls have something to keep them engaged, competitive and their minds cognitively strategically, active. 


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How to Play Chess | Must-Know Tactical Patterns in Chess | The Great Courses


Learn more about this course and sign up for a FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/l… From the basics of the game to advanced strategy and tactics, and everything in between, How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master is any chess enthusiast’s opportunity to enhance your understanding of the game. Taught by International Master and renowned chess teacher Jeremy Silman, these 24 engaging lessons walk you through every aspect of the game. After grounding you in the rules of chess, Mr. Silman offers strategic insight into openings and endgames, shows you typical pitfalls to avoid, and examines an array of famous gambits, positions, defenses, mates, and more. One of the most rewarding aspects of chess is that amateurs and professionals alike can unlock new secrets, discover fresh patterns, and sharpen their skills as players.

Jeremy Silman is an International Master and a world-class chess teacher, writer, and player who has won the U.S. Open (1981), the National Open (1990), and the American Open (1992).

Considered by many to be the game’s preeminent instructive writer, Mr. Silman is the author or co-author of 39 books, including How to Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances (winner of the Guardian Chess Book of the Year award), Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master (winner of the ChessCafe.com Book of the Year award), and Pal Benko: My Life, Games, and Compositions (the only chess book to have won all three of the major chess book awards). He also has served as a chess consultant for television shows (Monk, Malcolm in the Middle, Criminal Minds, and HBO’s Arliss) and movies (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Pawn Sacrifice).

Other writings include content for websites; a screenplay that was optioned by LMK Productions; a novel entitled Autobiography of a Goat; and hundreds of articles for a variety of chess magazines, including Chess Life, the Dutch magazine New in Chess, the British Chess Magazine, Chess Chow, and many more.

Mr. Silman also has lectured and given simultaneous exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan. His chess career has taken him to all of western and eastern Europe, Brazil, Argentina, India, China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, and all over the United States (including Alaska), Canada, and Mexico.

Mr. Silman’s chess website (www.jeremysilman.com) offers reviews that take an honest look at many of the significant chess books from the past and bring much-needed guidance to the avalanche of new books coming out every month.