Transitioning from Online Play to Over the Board Play

By CEO National Master Evan Rabin          When I was interviewing Carsten Hansen for our 198th podcast episode, a Twitch fan asked for advice regarding the transition from online play to over-the-board play. With Queen’s Gambit and the COVID-19 global pandemic, thousands of players have played lots of games online but never …

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Chess Holds Important Lessons for SAT-takers and College Essay Writers

by Dominique Padurano, M.S., Ed., Ph.D., Founder and President, Crimson Coaching Sportsmanship.  Patience.  Abstract reasoning.  Who wouldn’t want their child to develop these skills?  As a college essay coach, and ACT/ SAT tutor, and academic tutor, I see the enormous value in getting kids into real-life situations that force them to exercise these muscles. Children …

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