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OT: Use the crisis to get more people playing chess...

Post by Steve Maughan » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:25 pm

During this global crisis online chess is an ideal activity for those stuck inside, especially kids. How about encouraging friend to play chess on social media?

I created a meme, "Keep Calm and Play Chess" — feel free to use it (see attached), or download here:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Av-O51pdCYBghqhV_DI ... A?e=3CQTW3

Here's my post on Facebook:

"If your kids are bored and stuck in the house, why not get them to play chess online? It'll keep their minds active and is (imho) far better than them playing video games from dawn til dusk. I highly recommend LiChess (https://lichess.org/). It's completely free and has some great resources for beginners (and experts) — see here https://lichess.org/learn#/. Kids can even play against their friends. It's also relatively safe since you don't play against locals (but use your parental judgment and monitor activity)."
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Re: OT: Use the crisis to get more people playing chess...

Post by mclane » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:31 pm

Yes. Online chess
What seems like a fairy tale today may be reality tomorrow.
Here we have a fairy tale of the day after tomorrow....

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Re: OT: Use the crisis to get more people playing chess...

Post by smatovic » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:35 am

Hehe, thx for this meme, meme-slingshots already loaded and fired ;)

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