Thanks to a strange mixture of Covid-19 and the release on Netflix of the series ‘Queen’s Gambit’, chess is once again experiencing a huge boost in popularity not seen since the heady days of the Bobby Fischer vs Boris Spassky Match back in 1972.
There are now millions of people taking up the game and loving it! There is lots to learn but it is enormous fun and you simply must remember that if you lose a game, put it down to experience – a lesson whose ideas you can employ yourself!
Knights & Bytes has lots of plans for the coming months and year but briefly, if you or your children would like to learn the game, consider trying:
Our online classes on Saturday mornings for Juniors or Monday evenings for Adults
Our classes on a Sunday morning at the Chess Centre from 10am-12 noon
Our Holiday classes on the Thursday or Friday of the first week of the holidays or the 7th and 8th January in 2021.
And if you want chess equipment we sell club sets and weighted sets, folding chess boards and mats, chess clocks and books. The cost for postage is generally $15 but will be adjusted if you pick a giant set etc.
We also have giant garden sets, half-size garden sets and third-size sets all gorgeous and would make brilliant Christmas Presents. The Giant Garden Set costs just $600 and are a magnet for most kids – wonderful to hear them working in teams to devise devilish plans and tricks.