Silicon meets Neurons

Silicon meets Neurons

Today’s world depends on computers for speed and accuracy. The sport of chess is no exception to this fact. Chess Learning needs computer mastery to act as steroids. We can offer package courses both online and offline for you to explore.

On the road to Chess Mastery

On the road to Chess Mastery

Countless recipes have been suggested as magic pills. Some say Tactics is the key, while some swear by the Openings. Ask the old Russian Schools and they would nonchalantly recommend the Endgame Study. What will work for an individual is something that an individual discovers in the presence of a master.

Chess is a mind game

Chess is a mind game

Science has proved that Chess has a positive effect on the brain. Playing Chess prevents Alzheimer’s disease in one’s old age. In children, it  is known to develop thinking skills and calculation and cognitive abilities as well as prove to be a healthy source of entertainment.

Warm welcome to all students of Chess

Warm welcome to all students of Chess


Dear friends! Warm welcome to all students of Chess – Golden Chess Centre – an academy that teaches Chess in and around Nanganallur in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
We conduct Chess Training sessions every weekends (usually) at Nanganallur, Chennai.

Chess Lessons on play and tactics, free study material and group learning and play are underway!

Golden Chess Centre was set up in the Summer of 2004-05 and we had a warm welcome from the students, gaining members from different backgrounds and even outside India.

We aim to give a platform to students where they can both play and learn chess thereby making learning a fun event.

We cater for players of all levels from absolute beginners to advanced competitors. We provide chess boards, clocks every session.

We host a Chess Blitz Tournament every month in addition to training sessions . We run separate sessions for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Chess players and motivate the children with prizes.  All students are asked to report their daily chess activities via SMS or WhatsApp.

We have a great pleasure in inviting you to join us in our journey – a quest towards chess perfection.

We have a few ideas that we would like to share and  hope you would find this site a good source of reference in your Chess Study, for a long time to come.

Feel free to browse the blog section and read the articles.

We look forward to your comments and queries – as a webmaster and a Chess master. Once again a very Warm welcome to all students of Chess.

Although we certainly wouldn’t refuse taking up an International Master, we’re not necessarily looking for Masters. A warm welcome awaits chess aficionados of all ages and abilities.

Whether you just want to learn the world’s oldest, most royal and challenging board game, filled with so much variety, mind-boggling in its complications… Whether you play rarely or daily, casually or seriously…

If you live in or near Nanganallur, Madipakkam, Ullagaram, Adambakkam, Alandur, Moovarasampet, Pazhavanthangal or Meenambakkam or you’re passing through our ‘part of the world


why not come and see us?

Thanks for visiting – please come back soon!

Some really interesting facts about Chess

Some really interesting facts about Chess

Some really interesting facts about Chess

Chess is a very interesting game in that it is fully concrete. Therefore, chess has given a number of interesting experiences to the world. Here are Some really interesting facts about Chess

Some really interesting facts about Chess (that even I did not know!)

1. Did you know the number of possible ways of playing the first four moves for both sides in a game of chess is 319,999,664,000?

2. The longest game of chess that is theoretically possible is 5,989 moves.

3. The first chessboard with alternating light and dark squares (as it appears today) was made in Europe in 1090 AD.

4. According to the America’s Foundation for Chess, there are 169,518,829,100,545,000,000,000,000,000 (approximately 1.71×1029) ways to play the first 10 moves of a game of chess. Even a computer would find that difficult to digest.

5. The word “checkmate” in chess originally comes from the Persian word “Shah Mat,” which is often translated to “the king is dead”, although more accurate may be “the king is trapped” or ” the king is without escape” (Treadwell).

6. The longest chess game ever played was I.Nikolic – Arsovic, Belgrade 1989, which ended in – hold your breath – 269 moves. The game ended in a draw!

7. There are 400 different possible positions after one move each. There are 72,084 different possible positions after two moves each. There are over 9 million different possible positions after three moves each. There are over 318 billion different possible positions after four moves each. The number of distinct 40-move games in chess is far greater than the number of electrons in the observable universe. The number of electrons is approximately 1079, while the number of unique chess games is 10120.

8. The second book ever printed in the English language was about chess! Now that is really strange.

Winning Chess: How To See Three Moves Ahead (Bestseller at Amazon)

by Irving Chernev


Fred Reinfeld.

9. The new pawn move, where pawns were allowed to advance two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.

10. The first chess game played between space and earth was on June 9, 1970 by the Soyez-9 crew. The game ended in a draw.

11. An old puzzle: If you put one grain of wheat on the first square of the chessboard, two on the second, four on the third, eight on the fourth, and so on, how many grains of wheat do you need to put on the 64th square? The answer is 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (approximately 9.22×1018) grains of wheat. That’s a lot of nutrition.

12. The folding chessboard was invented by a priest who was forbidden to play chess. The priest found a way around it by making a folding chessboard. When folded together and put on a bookshelf, it simply looks like two books.

13. Kirk and Spock have played chess three times on the show Star Trek. Kirk won all three games.

14. A computer called Deep Thought became the first computer to beat an international grandmaster in November 1988, Long Beach, California.

15. Garry Kasparov, at 22, became the youngest ever world champion. Ruslan Ponomariov was younger but he was not the undisputed world champion; Maia Chiburdanidze was even younger when she won the women’s title.

16. Some people are so good at chess, they can play against more than one opponent at a given time. In 1922, World Champion José Raúl Capablanca played 103 opponents simultaneously and won 102 of the games (with 1 draw). This type of chess  prowess display is called as a ‘SIMUL’.

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (No:1 Bestseller at Amazon)


Murray Chandler

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