We’re quite busy with the holiday season right now, so I don’t have a lot of time to talk. That being said, one of the other things I like to do – especially when i want to unwind – is play Dragon Age: Inquisition.
What does that have to do with chess sets and a chess store, you might ask?
While you’re out adventuring in the game, your NPC (non playing character) teammates will banter about with each other. You can have different folks on your mission, but if you have two of the NPC characters together – a big …
A chess match “loophole”? Understanding Touch Move during your Chess game
It is not unusual for us to get a lot of chess questions here at the store. That’s perfectly fine – when we can help, we’re happy to do it. The fact is, while I may know a lot about chess sets and chess pieces, i’m not a rated player myself and am more into the ‘games’ side of “Your Move Chess & Games”.
That being said, several of my co-workers have either been on a chess team or play chess casually or religiously. AJ frequents chess.com as a …
The New York Toyfair – February 2014.
Chess and the Toy Fair (2014)
Early this month was the annual Toyfair at the Jacob Javits center in New York. I go to the toyfair each year and it is a great time to see what is new from various manufacturers and distributors, as well as interesting new ideas as they are developed.
Of course, the toy fair is about a whole lot more than chess, and i’m allowed to take a peek at all that too. I can see literally thousands of new toys from suppliers big and small. It’s …
Our chess store was in the news, and other cool things!
It’s been a busy month here at Your Move Chess & Games. We’ve been slowly cleaning up and recovering from the holiday madness, and it brings us to a time of reflection of where we are, what our plans are, and how we can make things different (and hopefully better).
The process was interrupted a little bit when there was a request from a local newspaper, The Massapequa Observer, came to do a little piece on our chess store.
We’ve actually been in the news several times …
Chess Tip and Chess Puzzle Answer Discussion with Dennis Monokroussos
In our first post we came across this position, from a chess game I played back in 1999.
Monokroussos, Dennis – Barcarola, Lou, US Amat. Team East 1999
Queen endings can be challenging to win, but that’s usually when a player is only one pawn up. Here my opponent is three pawns up, with a chance to go up by four. My last move was 53.b3-b4; should he take it? Having had a few days to think about it, I hope you all saw that the answer …
Chess Puzzle with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
I’m happy to serve you on behalf of ChessUSA, and would like to say a little about myself and about how I will contribute to this blog. First, I’m a FIDE Master, but most of my chess activity the past 16 years has been teaching the game, whether through individual lessons, working with kids in schools, or by recording videos over the internet. I’ve also run The Chess Mind blog since 2005, but now let me speak about how I will contribute to this blog.
The plan is for me to post twice …