Chess Stories

Chess has been a touchstone throughout history.

Regardless of age, gender, nationality, location — chess has been the great unifier, bringing people together through the best and worst of times. Chess helps foster lasting friendships, academic improvement, and many other positive changes.

We've gathered meaningful stories from some of our members to honor their achievements and to inspire you.

We're developing this section of our website and will be sharing more chess stories with our members and visitors soon.

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