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Welcome to Charity Chess where you can play correspondence chess online for free and earn money for charity while you play. All of our profits are donated to top rated charities and you get to say where the money goes. As you play chess against other players, use our training tools to become a better player, read tutorial documents, or read annotated games you earn gold pieces that you can use to vote for what charities we donate to.


This isn't just about charity, this is about chess, one of the worlds oldest strategic games and helping you become a better player. We want you to learn from our unique training grounds, tutorial documents, annotated games, puzzles, and mentored game modes. We have a community of members dedicated to helping each other become better players. Whether you're a grand master looking for an apprentice or a new comer to the world of chess, there's a place for you to learn or teach using our mentored game mode.


You can use our training grounds, tutorial documents, annotated games, and puzzles right now for free without an account. If you register an account you then have the ability to vote on where we donate our profits, play games against other members, play mentored games, and more. If you get a premium subscription you will get bonus gold pieces and therefore a bigger vote in where our profits go along with the many other benefits that come with a premium subscription.


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Study links intelligence and chess skill Study links intelligence and chess skill

Intelligence—and not just relentless practice—plays a significant role in determining chess skill, indicates a comprehensive new study led by Michigan State University researchers.

From - http://medicalxpress.com/

Juneau County Forest Expands With 876-Acres On The Yellow River Juneau County Forest Expands With 876-Acres On The Yellow River

The meandering waters of the Yellow River in Southwest Wisconsin play a critical role in one of only a few remaining bottomland hardwood forest ecosystems in the Midwest. Now a sizable portion of this important watershed is conserved, thanks to the efforts of The Conservation Fund and Juneau County.

From - Conservation Fund

Why is it a good idea to teach chess to your children? Why is it a good idea to teach chess to your children?

Chess is an amazing game, we all know that. But under the surface exist numerous reasons and benefits why chess can be a tremendous learning experience for children.

From - Jumbula

PetSmart Charities Spay/Neuter Grant Program Saves Lives of Nation's Most At-Risk Pets PetSmart Charities Spay/Neuter Grant Program Saves Lives of Nation's Most At-Risk Pets

Thirty-five percent of dogs and cats in U.S. households are not spayed or neutered, yet the procedure is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. Pit bulls are more at-risk to end up in shelters in large numbers due to myths and negative publicity. . .

From - Pet Smart Charities

Louisville hosts international chess tournament teaching valuable skills to youth Louisville hosts international chess tournament teaching valuable skills to youth

Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed more than 200 school children from around the world to Louisville as they participate in the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation World Open chess tournament at the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, Nov. 20-22.

From - louisvilleky.gov

Active Period of Hurricane Season Nears Active Period of Hurricane Season Nears

The Atlantic hurricane season typically heats up in mid-August—as we can see from the formation of Tropical Storm Erin and a disturbance in the Caribbean. Although often thought of as a coastal problem, it’s important to remember that hurricanes can also do damage hundreds of miles inland

From - American Red Cross