FAQ

What are the upcoming chess events in Suffolk?

I run fun and classical chess events and tournaments. Please, have a look at the Tournaments/Events section. Other useful links are:
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/event-calendar/
http://www.suffolkjuniorchess.org/
http://www.ipswichchess.co.uk/

What is the earliest age one can start learning to play chess?

There’re no age limits to enjoy the game. I find that even 3-4-year-olds can easily pick up a few things about chess if taught in a playful mode.

Can a child master the game just by playing?

Playing games is definitely beneficial in gaining practice. Even though combining playing and studying chess regularly is the key to a rapid improvement.

Is one hour of practice a week enough to become good at chess?

The chess goddess Caissa would like you to work on chess an hour a week PLUS bits and bobs on other six days of the week to start with…