Software Duo Helps Chess Clubs & Players

Chess Club Manager is a new software program. It maintains a player roster, game results, calculates standings and player statistics, manages award bonuses and, finally, prints custom Award Certificates. Cost for this Mac program is $59.95.

Schools are suitable arenas for chess activities as the game promotes higher order thinking skills.

Think Like a King, another offering, is a basic chess tutorial. Chess rules, nomenclature, tactics and strategy are supplied step-by-step in a conversational style, reinforced by dozens of animations. There are also over 165 puzzles and other interactive challenges. This Mac program is $14.95.

For how to start a school chess club, the publisher has a free tip sheet. Food for Thought Software, Highland Park, IL, (847) 433-6515,

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.