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Martin Klubeck

How to start playing chess

Chess teacher

October 2022

Chess is more than a game. It has all of the components of a sport: competition, physical exertion (though mostly through stress), amateur and professional leagues—and, most importantly, absolutely no luck is involved. Whether I’m playing, teaching or watching it, I’ve come to love chess. It’s a lifelong sport that is truly inclusive. Everyone—and I mean everyone—can play this game. I’ve been teaching for more than 20 years now, and I still learn something new every time I play. If you’re looking to get started, these are some great resources that I recommend to my beginning students.