mercredi 18 octobre 2017

Chess sweet home against Alzheimer


It was a pleasure to play chess against Jean-Marie B.
Not because he is a Master or a kind of people.

Jean-Marie is a discreet gentleman living in the heart of Paris.
He happen to have 20 years around 64 years ago but kept his love for the 64 squares since then.

We were asked for chess lessons to help him after an Alzheimer diagnostic.

Of course, when you play chess with Jean-Marie you must forget anything like speed.
And because the short memory is in trouble, you have to repeat many times - 5 times - 10 times - well, any needed number of times until things go on.

Jean-Marie is unhappy when he loose but he has a polite and kind way to thank you for the game that it makes you wonder who is the true winner.

We were gentle, patient, we mentioned non authorises moves, but we must be forgiven for not letting him win.

It was a pleasure to play chess against Jean-Marie B.
Time, teaching and goodies offered thanks to ChessSolidarity.



jeudi 27 juillet 2017

Chess at school in Guyana



We are pleased to see that children from school of 3 Palétuviers in Guyana are concentrated on the chess puzzles that you can find in our little Holliday book for chess players.

ChessSolidarity delivered 10 samples of our newly edited book and the President of French Chess Federation, Bachar Kouatly, as well as Olivier Renet -GM-  kindly put an autograph on a sample offered to Daniel Baur (school director).

Have good hollidays boys !








jeudi 1 septembre 2016

Chili con ChessSolidarity



Our next chess solidarity action will bring us to Chili in South America.

CIFAN Foundation is located south of Santiago and as created a classical music orchestra. While waiting for a music lesson why not have a game of chess ?

We are pleased to help CIFAN with chess sets and a 200 euros cash donation.

It will be ChessSolidarity 8th action in 4 years.

CIFAN website
CIFAN facebook

vendredi 11 décembre 2015

News from Chess at school in Népal



We are pleased to give some fresh news from the Chess at school in Népal project.

Together with some representatives of the french chess community, ChessSolidarity made a cash donation of 540 euros (1) to the french ONG Little World Népal (LWN).

From 31 october until 1 december, 12 volunteers from LWN visited small villages (north-east from Katmandu) and delivered school material and games, clothes, as well as money to re-build houses. The travel is detailed on LWN's blog.

Remember the chess sets we bought in Paris ? those who attend a director meeting at the French Chess Federation ? who take the TGV (fast train) to a little place in Bretagne called Saint-Jacut ?

Our (your) chess sets were offered at the village of Magadeurali (Dolakha district).

Obviously, the photo send to us show that our students need some chess training. Any teacher to help ?

jeudi 3 septembre 2015

Chess at school in Népal



The french ONG Little World Népal will send 16 volunteer toward 4 schools spread all over Népal a country that suffer a terrible earthquake last April.

ChessSolidarity is pleased to support the initiative with chess sets and a small cash donation.

if you like to join us, we are collecting funds for Little World Népal until 30th september. See Echecsinfos news.

More to come.


mardi 1 septembre 2015

Chess at school in Madagascar (season 3) - News


We are pleased to announce that DOCENDA, the french ONG who aim to built a school at Anjanojano (North west of Madagascar) as completed is work.

Children from the village have now a stone house made with local material. See more on Docenda web site.

Our young Ambassador Valère was able to teach and play chess this spring.  We were told that Fidi, the local young night watchman, who discover chess 2 years ago is still fascinated by the game. When he has no one to challenge he even plays against himself.  

Congratulation to Valère and to Irene Petit from Docenda who made a dream come true. ChessSolidarity is proud to be a small part of the story.

lundi 6 avril 2015

Chess at school in Mongolia - News




In February 2015, Wilfried and Norlène from french Guyana, went to Paris, Moscou were they visited the brand new chess museum and from there, all the way to Mongolia and the international french school based in Oulan Bator.

ChessSolidarity organized a VIP chess day in Paris with a simultaneous game against Olivier Renet (GM), and we were honored by the presence of Laurent Fressinet (French Champion).

A poster with chess pieces names in french-english was offered. And it can be seen now on the picture below taken in a class of the french school in Oulan Bator.

The whole story was made possible thanks to Daniel Baur, their teacher and director.
Congratulations to him and to Wilfried and Norlène who made a dream came true.