Chess, the ancient game of strategy and intellect, has captivated minds for centuries. And for centuries, we’ve come together in our communities to learn this exciting game. Today, not only are chess communities more accessible than ever, they also have excellent learning tools integrated right into them. These communities are more powerful learning tools than ever before.
Chess.com – The Largest Chess Community
Undoubtedly one of the largest and most well-known chess platforms, Chess.com offers a vibrant and diverse community of chess enthusiasts. From casual players to professionals, you’re sure to find peers of your skill level here. You’ll find a wealth of resources to work through with the community. Learn with and discuss tutorials, tackle puzzles, and watch/analyze live tournaments together. Being a part of this community makes for great bite sized reading. The Chess.com forums are a great place for quick questions and insights from people around the world.
Twitch – The Live Chess Community
Twitch is huge for chess. Not only are there great players streaming their games and giving live commentary, the real game changer is how we consume that knowledge. Twitch gives us a visual community to join. An alternative to reading about chess is always welcome. Watch a variety of streams, follow along with discussions in chat, and join your favorite channel’s discord to get into deeper discussions. Best of all, twitch is entertainment as much as it is a communal learning machine.
Local Chess Coaching – The Most Effective Chess Community
When you think of joining a chess academy, you might picture private lessons. We do a lot of these, but we quickly found that group lessons have their own advantages in the community they build. Having face to face interactions with chess peers, guided by a coach is an unbelievable learning experience. Over-the-board chess puts you in a completely different learning mindset, and concepts that may have been difficult to grasp over a computer become much simpler.
The guidance given by your coach isn’t something that can be replicated online either. Every student in our group lessons is a tool as well, to help other students reach their ‘aha!’ moment. A great chess academy knows how to leverage the diversity in their group to bring the best out of everyone. That’s what we specialize in here at Premier Chess Coaching.
Chess is a game made easier and more fun with communal learning. Join our group chess lessons today to have a taste of a wonderful community, or build your own community with us by inviting us to start a chess club in your school. Get in touch with us here and let us know what you need help with.