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NSCF classes and tournaments help kids get started in chess. FIDE Master, and U12 North American Youth Champion, David Brodsky recently wrote to us.

Read more: FIDE Master Tells About His Start

Reuben O’Neill, our Grand Prix Middle School Champion, shares how chess helps overcome obstacles beyond the chess board.

Read more: Champ Says Chess Helps with School

The 2012-13 NSCF Grand Prix winner Shawn Cobb continues to up his game. Instructor and tournament director Polly Wright asks what he's doing to show such steady improvement.

Read more: Grand Prix Champ Shawn Cobb

Persistence and perspective are the two words that come to mind when speaking to Robby Schetlick, the 2013-14 NSCF Middle School Grand Prix chess champion.

Read more: NSCF Champ Robby Schetlick

Young success: Six-year-old Avery Hood placed 8th in the largest Supernationals section - the 423-player K-3 Under 800 section.

Read More: Avery Scores at SuperNationals

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Recommended books for beginning players.