The “Getting Into Chess” October Update
Hi everyone, and welcome to the October newsletter for Getting Into Chess!
Getting Into Chess is a Medium publication for all things chess — from strategy articles to personal stories. Make sure to sign up for this newsletter to get updates delivered directly to your email once a month.
We had another round of great stories this month:
- In The Life Lesson Chess Blitz showed me, Esosa Agbongiator writes about how Hikaru Nakamura inspired him to rethink time his perfectionism. Esosa has only been writing on Medium for a couple of months, so make sure to check him out!
- In The Queen’s Gambit Declined!!, Safwan breaks down a Queen’s Gambit Declined game between Kasparov and Kampora. See the end of this list for another great article by him.
- In A Champion is Crowned — The 2021 States Chess Cup, Otis Adams wraps up his great series covering the States Chess Cup. You can also check out his first two posts on the Cup here and here.
- In 5 Ways Chess is Like Crypto, Laurakk writes an interesting listicle comparing the game of chess to cryptocurrencies. Laura is brand new to Medium and this publication, so I hope you’ll give this article a read!
- In Best Chess Openings for Beginners! (Part 1), Safwan recommends four chess openings that are great for beginning players. He focuses on tried and true openings that will help beginners develop good habits.
Thank you to all of our writers and readers! We had a very interesting and varied group of articles this month, and I look forward to seeing what our writers come up with next.
Have a great month, and good luck in your games!