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Faces To Names

Oh, what a feeling putting faces to names! This past October, one of our founders, Alessandro Migliuolo, traveled to Buenos Aires to do just that with ChessGuides’ Argentinian contingent. Why Argentina and Buenos Aires? The story starts with ChessGuides in total infancy, building the team that will ultimately bring chess to more children worldwide. Flashback …

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Aleksandar Tomić Earns IM Title

October 2022 Joy in Montenegro as another of our own ChessGuides has earned a prestigious distinction.  In a tournament held in Struga, Macedonia, this October, Aleksandar Tomić reached the level of International Master of Chess.   Commenting on his countryman’s achievement, ChessGuides’ FM Armin Mušović: “Malo je reći da je zasluženo Aco. Zaslužio si odavno, samo …

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Anything is Possible: My first tournament game ever (By FM Armin Mušović)

My first tournament game ever – FM Armin Mušović I was 14 years old when I heard that a tournament of chess will be held in my city. That was a long awaited tournament, over a half year after my first appearance in chess competitions (Montenegrin national festival for the kids, where I finished in …

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Math and Chess – Similarities and Differences By FM Armin Mušović

From a perspective of an average person, math and chess are somehow similar – the word that connects them would be ‘’thinking’’, or even ‘’overthinking’’. And indeed, you must be a good thinker if you want to be successful either in math or in chess. But what surprised me, even from teenage days, is that …

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