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Chess Links And Resources


  • New Hampshire Chess Association
    The New Hampshire Chess Association (NHCA) is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote chess in the state of New Hampshire.
  • United States Chess Federation
    The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. The, USCF has grown to over 80,000 members and 2,000+ affiliated chess clubs and organizations today.
  • FIDE: World Chess Federation
    Founded in Paris on 20 July 1924, the World Chess Federation is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the supreme body, responsible for the organization of chess and its championships at global and continental levels.

Sites of Interest

  • handmadechess
    A wonderfully interesting, instructive, and educational chess site focusing on the construction and design of hand made chess pieces and boards. Well worth a visit.
  • The Internet Chess Club (ICC)
    The Internet Chess Club is the longest running, most popular, and best place to play chess on the Internet.
    The most popular chess server in the world. More than 5000 players online every night. 200,000 games per day.
  • Chess Corner: World Chess Champions
    A wonderful web site and resource detailing the former world chess champions and the opportunity to view thousands of their games.
  • ChessBase: Online Database
    A chess viewer that allows you to make moves creating a position, and then search for games that took place with that position.
  • Online Database
    Another excellent chess viewer that allows many types of game lookup for viewing and positional study.

Free Programs and Resources

  • Jose Chess
    An excellent FREE chess program. Jose Chess is attractive and offers many options, allowing you to play chess against the computer.
  • ChessCat
    ChessCat is a PC program for reading and writing chess games using Portable Game Notation (PGN). ChessCat is both a PGN viewer and writer, and is free for personal use.
    Another interesting collection of chess games sorted by opening or defense, and also featuring certain Grandmaster's games by name, all in PGN format. A program such as ChessCat is useful for viewing them.

Printable Items

  • A Quick Guide to Improving Your Chess
    A quick guide to improving your chess game and increasing your rating. Written by Ed Harris, this guide is a short summary of important chess tips gained from over 46 years of tournament play. If you have been struggling to improve your game, this guide is a must have.
  • Score Sheets
    These score sheets are saved as an Adobe PDF file. If you have the Adobe reader installed on your computer you can open and print them.
  • Score Sheets 2
    These score sheets are saved as an Adobe PDF file. Another choice of printable score sheets in a slightly different format.
  • Chess Basic Moves and Captures
    This is a very basic document in PDF format. Basic instructions on how the chess pieces move and capture. Includes some information on checking and checkmate.
  • Chess Basic Moves and Captures 2
    Another very basic document in PDF format offering basic instructions on piece movement from a slightly different perspective.
  • Chess Research Summary: Student Benefits
    A factually detailed document siting many of the studies that have been done explaining the benefits of chess on school students.

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