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The Value of Chess
Bruce Pandolfini on the value of chess for students Does chess make kids smarter? Not quite ... but there are skills that chess players develop that are very useful in life. A reprint from Bruce Pandolfini, a nationally known chess teacher and author.

A Coach's View on Competitive Scholastic Chess
Kevin Bachler a highly successful Illinois chess coach talks about the tournament experience, and gives invaluable tips on how to be a great chess parent.

A Guide for Monday Morning Chess Club Helpers
You've volunteered to help at Monday morning chess club. Great! We're so glad to have you! Here's a FAQ for new (and not so new) volunteers.

Notation
Notation sheet master Our own custom Dewey notation sheet you can print out from your own computer.

Basics
10 things you should know about chess. A list of basics for beginning tournament players.

Chess instructional materials. An excellent collection from Rockford Chess. Included are handouts on basic checkmates, scholar's mate, tactics (forks, skewers, pins), notation, and much, much more.

Multilingual Chess
Chess pieces in 72 languages. How to say "check" in Swahili, Lithuanian, Japanese, etc., etc.

Chess vocabulary in five languages. Extensive list of chess words in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish, as well as the piece abbreviations for doing algebraic notation in these languages.