Monthly Round UP – May 2018

Yet another month is behind us and our 11th Anniversary Sale dominated the chess community over the past month. First and foremost we want to thank you, everyone, for choosing us. Our 11th Anniversary Sale was jam-packed with many exciting offers and we’ve also launched a couple of other chess sets – The Antique 19th Century Early Staunton Chess Set & The Iconic Drueke Vintage Edition Chess Pieces. For more on these, click on the links below.

The Reproduced Drueke Vintage Edition Chess Pieces
The Antique 19th Century Early Staunton Chess Set

Last month the spotlights were primarily on the Reproduced Drueke Vintage Edition chess pieces exquisitely made from ebony wood and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.05 inches and its base is robust 1.73 inches. This is a captivated design featuring the magnificently robust and remarkable knight. The carving and the design of the knight are quite spectacular, look closely at the eyes, nostrils, and details around the mane. The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. Shop Now-> 

The Reproduced Drueke Vintage Edition Chess Pieces

The Antique 19th Century Early Staunton Chess Set in Ebony & Antiqued Boxwood with King Side Stamping also made its debut and gathered a lot of fan attention. The king is 3.38 inches high and its base is a robust 1.6 inches. The chess set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. This antique chess set was produced in early 19th Century. The set was beautiful in its functionality yet easy to be produced in large scale. The pieces were rugged with heavy stable bases which did not tumble easily. The rooks were turned to look solid castles, the pawns were minimalist but refined, the bishops had simple mitres. The design of the set was somewhat similar to 1849 chess set. There are many variations in the design available now but most of these have been derived from the original Staunton design. Shop Now->

That’s all for now. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d glad to know your views and experiences of the chess sets which you have purchased from us. You can also get the updates direct to your email by sign-up to our newsletter. See you again next month!

Monthly Round UP – April 2018

Chess Carnival 2018 was jam-packed with new arrivals. The past month has been really a busy one, we introduced a bunch of new reproductions last month. These reproductions bring back the good times for our chess collectors who were looking for heirloom quality historic chess sets. Just in case you missed something from the busy schedule, we have prepared a quick rundown of all the highlights of the Chess Carnival.

Reproduced Cavalier Antique Chess Set Staunton Series

Reproduced 90s Imperial Collector Series

Reproduced Richard Whitty Antique Chess Set

Reproduced Vintage 1950’s Circa Bohemia Staunton Series German Chess Set

The Candidates Series

Reproduced 1880s-90s Circa Lasker Staunton Pattern Antique Chess Set

Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Baku Chess Set

Reproduced 90s French Championship Tournament Chess Set

First and the foremost on the list is Reproduced Cavalier Antique Chess Set Staunton Series. We are pleased to announce the impeccable Cavalier series chess set, exquisitely made up of ebony and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4 inches and its base is robust 1.73 inches. This is a classic design featuring the magnificent and robust knight. Know More=>

Reproduced Cavalier Antique Chess Set Staunton Series Chess Pieces

Next on the list is Reproduced 90s Imperial Collector Series Chess Set. Designing this chess set has been attempted – but never before accurate like this. This chess set is reproduced in collaboration with one of the greatest & oldest chess carvers in the chess world. The same carver who crafted the original imperial Chess Set back in 90s. The new version features a significantly improved knight, Rook & Queen. We’ve also increased the width of every chessmen. The Wider base gives the better stability while playing speed chess. know More=>Reproduced 90s Imperial Collector Series Chess Set

Reproduced Richard Whitty Antique chess set is the most beautiful chess set we have ever launched! Yes, you heard it right Richard Whitty set has been generating a lot of buzz & spreading it’s attention like wildfire in every chess enthusiast mind. Its new kind of king stamping is marvelous.  Richard Whitty was one of the greatest chess carvers of all time. He worked in the John Jaques factory which was in London and carved some spectacular chess sets. Though Richard Whitty carved many chess sets but this design had no match. Know More=>Reproduced Richard Whitty Antique Chess Set with King Side StampingThere is always something new about chess that makes this game never go out of fashion no matter what the current trend is! From 2007 to till date, we have launched the different kind of chess sets ranging from magnetic series to giant series, but this chess set is specially designed for die-hard chess fans out there. Reproduced Vintage 1950’s Circa Bohemia Staunton Series German Chess Set. This chess set is also reproduced in collaboration with “Michael Ladzinski”, one of the greatest chess collectors in the chess world. The 1950’s vintage circa Bohemia German set was very popular in 1950’s because of its fabulous design and its so-called “dragon” Knights. A later version of the 50’s set was used at the 1970 Siegen Olympiad with less impressive “chicken head” Knights. Know More=>
Reproduced Vintage 1950's Circa Bohemia Staunton Series German Chess SetMoving on to the Candidates Series. The Candidates Series Staunton chess set is exquisitely made from bud rosewood or ebony wood and natural boxwood. This is a captivated design featuring the magnificently robust and remarkable knight. Know More=>Buy The Candidates Series Staunton Chess Set OnlineReproduced 1880s-90s Circa Lasker Staunton Pattern Antique Chess Set is an arresting reproduction, mainly for its excellent value and exquisite design, featuring the finest aspects of Staunton pattern. This Lasker Staunton Pattern Chess set was produced by the legendary company Jaques of London in 1880. Jaques of London company was known for their well-finished quality chess pieces, they introduced their first chess set in the fall of 1849. 1849 Staunton chess set was beautiful in its functionality yet easy to be produced in large scale. Shortly after the 1849 chess set became popular Jaques of London launched a new chess set. Know More=>

Buy Reproduced 1880s-90s Circa Lasker Staunton Pattern Antique Chess Set OnlineThings have really been getting heated during the last week when we launched Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Baku Chess Set. Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Baku Chess Set’s dark pieces are made of genuine Ebonized boxwood and the light pieces are made of Boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4″ tall with a base diameter of 1.57″. The carving and turning the quality of the knight is quite spectacular. Knights have a divergent style of carving on each side making even more captivating pieces from different angle views. The lathe work on each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and elegant curves. There are no cuts in the turrets of the rook. Know More=>

Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Baku Chess SetLast but not the least is Reproduced 90s French Championship Tournament Chess Set. This peerless Reproduced Fide Approved 90s French Tournament Chess Set in Staunton style is made up of bud rosewood / ebonized and boxwood. This chess set has been specifically designed for the tournaments or serious chess players.The King proudly stands at 3.89 inches and its base is a robust 1.61 inches. This fascinating French chess set was designed by the famous French maker called Chavet in the early 90s. The set was used during the iconic World Chess Championship in 1990(Lyon). Since then, the design has gone through many iterations but this early 90s version is one of the best chess sets ever designed in the Staunton style. Know More=> 

Reproduced 90s French Championship Tournament Chess Set

Moving ahead with another much anticipated Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony & Ivory White chess set which was due to get launched in last week of April, has been launched today. Here’s the link=>

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10 Greatest Chess Masters of all Time!

Chess Grandmaster Garry KasparovGary Kasparov – Gary started learning his training at the age of 10 at Mikhail Botvinnik’s chess school. In 1979, he accidentally entered into a professional tournament which he won. Started ruling the chess kingdom at the age of 22, youngest ever undisputed champion in 1985, he remained #1 until his retirement in 2005.

ANATOLY KARPOV – Youngest ever Soviet National Anatoly Karpov Chess Granmaster Master (age 15), World junior chess champion in 1969, defeated Korchnoi and Spassky in 1974 and challenged Fischer for the World Title. He won the 1995 Linares tournament which is considered to be the strongest tournament in history.

Emanuel Lasker Chess GrandmasterEMANUEL LASKER – The longest ever(27 years) to dominate the chess world. Emanuel Lasker began his reign in 1894 by defeating Steinitz by 10 wins, 5 losses and 4 draws to win the World Title. Later in 1907 he defended his title against Marshall and won flawlessly.

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Wilhelm Steinitz – He was branded as Austrian Morphy. InWilhelm Steinitz Chess Player 1866 he defeated Adolf Andersson, then he became the strongest active player in the world. 1873-1882, the period when he only ended up playing one match, against Blackburne but won it flawless 7-0.

José Raúl Capablanca Chess GrandmasterJose Capablanca – Capablanca, the undisputed master of the Blitz chess, he began his chess at the age of 4. At 13 defeated the Cuban champion, at 18, defeated the US Champion Frank Marshall 15-8. Finally, in 1921, he won the World Championship and ended the Lasker reign and set up himself as the new World Champion which he successfully defended for next 6 years.

Bobby Fischer - Chess PlayerBOBBY FISCHERFischer, began his career at the age of 14, winning 8 US Championships, at 15, became the youngest Grandmaster and the youngest ever candidate for World Championship. In 1970 he on 20 consecutive matches in “1970 Interzonal”. By 1972, he defeated Boris Spassky to become the World Champion.

Chess World Champions - Alexander Alekhine Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine, one of the strongest players of Russia by 16, and strongest player in the world by 22, as mentioned earlier, began his reign by defeating Capablanca in 1927.

Mikhail Botvinnik – He began his reign in 1948 whichMikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik | Soviet chess player continued till 1963. He retired in 1970 and devoted himself to development of chess programs and training young Soviet Players.

Related: 5 Reasons Why Collecting Chess Sets is a Good Idea?

Paul Morphy Chess Player of All TimePaul Morphy – He is considered to be the most gifted chess player. Morphy participated in the first American Chess Congress which he won to become the champion of United States.

Viswanathan Anand – The highest rated player in the world and World Chess Champion, he held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000-2002. Anand is one of the six players to cross the 2800 mark. He officially gained the #1 on November 1, 2010. Anand is the most versatile player as he is the only one to win the world championship in many formats including Knockout, Tournament, Match, Rapid, and Blitz.

MONTHLY ROUND-UP – FEBRUARY 2018

February is celebrated as a month of Love all over the world. So The month of “love” was dedicated to the decor lovers as we came up with the new range of Giant Monstrous Series. These new giant series bring back the good times for our chess buyers who are looking for heavily weighted and long lasting chess Pieces. The Cavalier Chess Set Staunton Series Chess Pieces also had a major presence in the new arrival section throughout the month. For the full scoop on all of the above, plus some other top stories from the past month, hit up the links below.

The 2018 CB Giant Monstrous Series Staunton Chess Pieces in Bud Rosewood & Box Wood

The 2018 CB Giant Monstrous Series Staunton Chess Pieces in Ebony & Box Wood

The Cavalier Chess Set Staunton Series Chess Pieces

New 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Version 2.0 in Ebonized Boxwood / Box Wood – 3.6″ King

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We are pleased to announce the Giant Monstrous Series Staunton Chess Pieces heirloom quality chess set exquisitely made from bud rosewood and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 6 inches and its base is robust 2.5 inches. This is a huge chess set featuring the magnificently robust and gigantic knight. Know More->

The 2018 CB Giant Monstrous Series Staunton Chess Pieces

Moving on to The Cavalier Chess Set Staunton Series. These chess pieces are the exact replica of the chess set which was produced by the American company in the 1967 and was approved by The United States Chess Federation. The King proudly stands at 4 inches and its base is robust 1.73 inches. Know More->The Cavalier Chess Set Staunton Series Chess Pieces in Ebony / Box Wood

New 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Version 2.0 in Ebonized Boxwood / Box Wood with the 3.6″ King that made an appearance last month is definitely worth checking out. Appropriately weighted these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Know More->New 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Version 2.0 Getting into a new hobby like playing chess with wooden chess set is an expensive endeavor. Sometimes the cheapest point of entry is a starter kit that perfectly combines a group of items you need to learn about your new hobby. Explore our all-new DGT starter kits here->New 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Version 2.0

And for a blissful ending of the week, check out the video of our Arabian Knight Chess Set uploaded by one of our favorite buyers “Richard”. The video highlights all the hi-gloss finish pieces on wooden red ash burl maple chess board & if you are facing oxidation/white residue problems on your bud rosewood chess pieces then this video is for you. You can follow his tips on how to make your chess pieces shiny at home & fix oxidation, white residue, fungus problems on your bud rosewood chess set.

Here’s an easy fix for all. (By: Richard)

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MONTHLY ROUND-UP – JANUARY 2018

The first month of the year 2018 saw plenty of announcements. But The Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Boxwood undoubtedly takes the cake last month and the fans are lining up to get one. As we get closer to Valentine’s day the calm before the storm has started to settle in. We are already running our massive Valentine’s Day Sale. As we send off the first month of 2018, let’s look back and see what new announcements have been made last month.

Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Boxwood
The Grand Cigar Divan Chess Set from the famous Simpson’s-in-the-Strand
Genuine Leather Chess Board with Built-in Storage in Black Anigre & Red Ash Burl Color
Genuine Leather Roll-up Backgammon Set in Black & Brown Color
Genuine Leather Tic Tac Toe in Black & Brown Color
Genuine Leather Folding Backgammon Set in Black & Brown Color

A bunch of new chess items was announced last month, but none shines brighter than the Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Boxwood. Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set’s dark pieces are made of genuine Ebony wood and the light pieces are made of Antiqued Boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.05″ tall with a base diameter of 1.73″. We’ve implemented new antique finish process in this chess set: The new antique finish is accomplished through an innovative four-step process of color and rotational 3-D polishing for a uniform finish. This new antique finish even prevents pieces from cracks and splits. Shop Now>

Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box woodNext, on the list is The Grand Cigar Divan Chess Set from the famous Simpson’s-in-the-Strand. Reproduced Grand Cigar Divan Chess Set offers a 4.3″ King with a base diameter of 1.6″ and all chess pieces are non-weighted and non-felted as per the original design of the chess set. Shop Now->The Grand Cigar Divan Chess Set from the famous Simpson's-in-the-Strand

Genuine Leather Chess Board with Built-in Storage in Black Anigre & Red Ash Burl Color is Made in India by our adept artisans, this magnificent leather chess board in black anigre & red ash burl color comes with two separate drawers(one for each side), which keeps your chess pieces secure when not playing. Shop Now ->

Genuine Leather Chess Board with Built-in Storage in Black Anigre & Red Ash Burl Color

Genuine Leather Roll-up Backgammon Set in Black & Brown Color => Handmade with the finest leather this roll-up backgammon is super lightweight & wrinkle free(*when folded properly). This set is easy to transport compared to the flat and folding backgammon sets, so you can carry this roll-up backgammon easily to your tournaments, clubs, or next door. The set itself is light and thin for easy folding. Shop Now ->

Genuine Leather Roll-up Backgammon Set

Genuine Leather Tic Tac Toe in Black & Brown Color => Handmade with top-notch materials this tic tac toe features a stylish fit and finish, with perfectly contrasting wooden squares. Crosses & knots are also made of high-quality wood. Shop Now->

Genuine Leather Tic Tac Toe in Black & Brown Color

Genuine Leather Folding Backgammon Set in Black & Brown Color => Made from top-notch leather with crisp, clean lines, and features a stylish fit and finish, with perfectly contrasting brown and black stones precisely enveloped with stainless steel. The dices are also made of high quality rigid Stainless steel. Shop Now ->

Genuine Leather Folding Backgammon Set

We’re now into February and getting closer to the President Sale, which kicks off this weekend. So mark the time and start counting down.

15 Life Lessons we can Learn from the Game of Chess!

A chess player is always better prepared to deal with the world. From this game of chess, one learns some critical lessons that can be applied in life also and can lead to victories that are far sweeter than anything achieved on a practical board. Chess players are more intelligent and have more knowledge about everything in general. Playing chess is like playing the game of life. One’s decisions have consequences for the future. We know that each move we make, in life or in a game, determines a unique path for the future. Both require a smart strategy and a confident sense of leadership to reach successful end goals. This strategy-based board game can teach you a lot about life:

1. How you start a game determines how you will finish it. Play wisely.

2. Learn to spot opportunities. There are often clearly defined lines of success that work well. Learn to see these when they repeat, and take advantage of them.

3. Try to simplify the things.

4. Sometimes you get stuck in a position known in chess as zugzwang: where whichever move you make is a bad one. This situation occurs sometimes in our life too.

5. When someone makes a move that you are not able to understand, don’t waste your time reading more into it than you need to. Sometimes people just make silly moves – they are not important.

6. Don’t get pinned down. Where something more cherished cannot be brought into play because it is stuck behind something trivial, make every effort to get it into the game – as soon as possible.

7. Be flexible. If the things do not go as you planned them – adjust and continue.

8. Never rest on your laurels or what you did last time for the problem. Keep thinking, looking for new opportunities and trying to generate new ideas.You cannot solve the same problem with old solutions.

9. Keep calm and move slowly.Chessbazaar Customer Review

10. Replace wishful thinking with action.

11. Don’t be overly impressed with lofty words or titles. Just focus on your goal and do everything possible to achieve it.

12. If you lose, do so graciously and try to learn at least one important lesson.

13. Appraise your position honestly. If it is bad, do something about it – if it is good, make it even better.

14. Don’t get swept up by distractions.

15. Keep your options open and always have an escape route.

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Have a great life and keep playing chess

“Chess as Art, Science, and Sport” Quote in Brief

We categories the activities into three categories — Painting as art, Physics as science, Football as sport— but if we talk about chess, then it can be plausibly be seen as all three, each with its own conventions. Chess action can be striking, systematic, or strategic. The former world champion Anatoly Karpov claimed in an oft-quoted remark that “chess is everything— art, science, and sport.”Chess story of a player

Let’s see to what extent is this quote valid!

Chess as ART: Chess has got its own style, beautiful moves, and combinations. As the art of beautiful poetry creates magic all around, a Chessmaster also possesses the equal creativity. The way the chess masters moves his chess pieces and turns the game in his favor is absolutely artistic. Best chess games are not only limited to the stage, where it is performed but it is saved as lifetime memory in the minds of the player as well as the audience. Great chess games are breathtaking work of art and where much beauty is found in the elegance of a perfect and inescapable solution to a complex problem. Solving such problems making beautiful combinations is deeply gratifying and reveals aesthetic satisfaction. Combinations are the poetry of the game; they are to Chess what melody is to music. And these combinations can be purely regarded as art.

Playing chess with a wooden chess set

Chess as SCIENCE: About half of the greatest chess players in the world had mathematical or scientific backgrounds. Some people assert that there is always the best chess move in every position. Finding that perfect move involves a powerful logic behind it and that shows about its scientific approach. In the chess world, as in science, knowledge is acquired socially. As games are won and lost, newly “correct” and “objective” approaches to the game are discovered, and advice is reframed. This model suggests that chess theory is metaphorically likened to a science with experimental tests.  Advancement depends on challenges over the board. Players participate in local and extended networks ofBuy Magnetic Travel Chess Set Online knowledge but always based on the recognition of community. Innovation is necessary for grandmasters to dethrone their predecessors; the tactical and strategic approach considers chess as Science.

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Chess as SPORTS: Anatoly Karpov remarked, “Chess is a cruel type of sport. In it, the weight of victory and defeat lies on the shoulders of one man. . . . When you play well and lose, it’s terrible.” Sports means competition. Like the world of Sports, chess games are also competitive. Why is chess so competitive? It is because of the various competitions organized by chess clubs and various chess tournaments held in different parts of the world. Players in tournaments can gain or lose rating points that measure their skill in comparison to other players. Special chess moves in chess tournamentsRatings range from zero (novices start with an assumed rating of 600 but can lose rating points) to over 2800 for a top grandmaster. A rating locates one in a competitive hierarchy and determines in which tournaments one can participate and in which division one can play.  Chess is famously an activity of the mind, with only the slightest movement of light wood pieces. But when we have lengthy games then bodily stress is also involved and the person needs to be physically sound as in other Sports activities.

With all these points mentioned above, we can say that the quote “chess is everything— art, science, and sport” by former world champion Anatoly Karpov proves to be valid.

Related: Benefits of Chess!!!

 

MONTHLY ROUND-UP – Sep 2017

Month September of 2017 was dominated by three chess sets. The first was Mustang Series. Mustang series is our premium offering since the St. Petersburg came around. Second one on the list is Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set & last is Special Edition St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series Chess Set. If you think you might have missed the announcements or are simply looking for an orderly recap, the table below should be for you. It also comes complete with links to our respective product page.

The CB Mustang Series Chess Set

Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set in Lacquer Finished

Special Edition St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series Chess Set in Bud Rose / Box Wood (lacquered)

First and foremost on the list is The CB Mustang Series Chess Set. It comes as no surprise that over 50 chess players have already purchased the Mustang Series to show their enthusiasm for the luxury chess sets. The King comes with two beauteous king finials(each side) & proudly stands at 4.4 inches and its base is robust 1.9 inches. Changing the king finials is a quick and easy job. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and solitary knight. The knights are precision-crafted. We designed and focus tested over 30 variations before finalizing the mane of the knight, it perfectly matches the design. Such crafting process requires prior analysis on the wood material before it is sent for processing. Know More >

The CB Mustang Series Chess Set in Bud Rose / Box Wood - 4.4" King with Storage Box

Next on the list is Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set in Lacquer Finished. This set also got plenty of attention last month. King proudly stands at 3.85″ tall with a base diameter of 1.57″.  The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the elegant curves on Knights. There are 4 cuts in the turrets of the rook. Like the Russian/Soviet chess sets, the balls on the bishops are of opposite color. All chess pieces have a very wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. know More> 

Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set in Lacquer Finished Stained Crimson Boxwood

Special Edition St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series Chess Set in Bud Rose / Box Wood (lacquered). The King proudly stands at 4.2 inches and its base is robust 1.8 inches. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and curved knight. The carving and the design of the knight are quite spectacular, look closely at the curved neck, eyes, nostrils, teeth and, craftsmanship around the mane. The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding that allow the set to truly stand out. Each chessmen is carefully handcrafted in India and takes some influences from the Arabian Knight Series. The finial of the king is inspired from the golden dome of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral which dominates the Russia’s rebel city St Petersburg skyline. Know More>

Ten years. That’s how long it’s been since our first customer bought the travel chess set from us. We still remember the buzz of excitement in the office as we processed and delivered this order. At that time, we had very few products in our catalog. But each of those was designed with a lot of thought and crafted with much love and attention to detail. We have grown manifold since then – we now have 300+ distinctive designs, a 50+ strong team, a larger office and multiple warehouses – but we still put in the same care while choosing our designs, and we feel the same excitement every time we launch the new set!

Year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Chessbazaar & our team is dedicatedly working on the 10th-anniversary chess set. Our few chess sets set the gold standard in their first decade and we are just getting started. “The best is yet to come.”

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Video Games Addict? Here’s How to Quit

Children addicted to TV and video games? – Break the habit with Chess

Is your child playing video games instead of doing schoolwork? Is he avoiding social situations—and is his behavior worsening as a result of constant gaming? If you’re worried about the amount of time your child spends gaming or watching TV, you’re not alone— we listen about this on a regular basis.  We have heard the desperation and concern in the voices of many, many parents whose kids seem to spend all their time playing video games or sitting in front of the idiot box, as if possessed by some mysterious outside force. Kids have been immersed in a digital universe. There are lot of disadvantages of playing video games such as damaged eyesight, headaches and the inability to sleep.(Reference: Wikipedia)

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The video game designers are constantly building upon the game, adding new features to try out and territories to explore on a regular basis. PlayStation, Xbox, PSP, Ipad, Nintendo and the list goes on and on. There is no set end to the game, and the competitive nature of the cooperative online play encourages people to play as often they can. All the TV shows are scripted in such a way that the audience always remains curious about the next episode and most of the programmes focus to attract the young generation with more and more reality shows with their favorite celebrities on the show. With time it becomes their habit for the children to remain in front of the TV or keep playing video games, sparing no time for the activities needed for their body or for their brain.

Kids playing video games instead of chess

Overcoming the TV and video games addiction with Chess

Chess is the best medicine for the kids who are addicted to video games and TV. Parents should encourage their children to learn and eventually learn the game which proves to be a learning tool to help children and young adults improve their decision-making ability, concentration, personal responsibility, and sportsmanship. Chess is something that helps your child to divert his mind from TV and use it for something that would sharpen his brain and help him excel in life. Chess is one of the most popular sports in Russia and Armenia is also a chess passionate country. In the US also the game is immensely popular and the New York City Charity promotes the game across the country and that too mainly in the schools for the benefit of the young learners. Many countries organize chess nights and chess tournaments for refugees, mentally retarded people and at urban recreation centers, so as to keep their engaged in something positive.

Related: Benefits of Chess!

The best example that how chess can drag you away from the addictions is this – According to a BBC report, Marottichal, a village in India was rife with alcoholism and illicit gambling, but everything changed after one man taught the town to play an ancient game of strategy – Chess. Unnikrishnan developed a zeal for chess while he was living in a nearby village. He decided to move to his afflicted hometown and opened tea shop, where he started teaching chess to his customers as a healthier way to pass the time.

Marottichal’s village people playing chess

Miraculously, the game’s popularity flourished while drinking and gambling declined. If you visit this village, one can easily catch sights of people playing chess. A native of this village says, “Chess improves concentration, builds character and creates community”. “We don’t watch television here; we play chess and talk to each other, even the kids.” So true!!

Related: How a game of chess can make your child a genius and smarter?

Holiday Family ActivitiesFor long, chess has been considered as a game played only by intellectuals and individuals with critical thinking abilities. However, the interesting fact is that chess can be played by people of all age groups and mind sets. Chess is extremely helpful in brain development, particularly when it is played regularly from a very early age. Learning to play chess at a young age helps the children to gain valuable experience and wisdom which can be applied to almost any situation they will encounter in life. I believe that the parents should feel fortunate for having this brain-training tool to overcome the TV addiction. Encourage your Child to play chess and imagine how it could benefit your children. Children playing chess perform academically much better than others. Globally, the ages of the latest crops of chess grand masters are getting younger and younger. Who knows, if your child wins the next GM title.

Related: Perfect medicine for Alzheimer’s disease – Chess!

Getting into a new hobby like playing chess with wooden chess set is an expensive endeavor. Sometimes the cheapest point of entry is a starter kit that perfectly combines a group of items you need to learn about your new hobby. Explore our starter kits here->

Tournament Standard Wooden Starter Kits for chess learning