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Perfect chess weather

Now that it is warming up and the sun is out nice and early its a great time to meet up for coffee and a few games of chess with old friends and new. Come down and brush up your rusty skills or even learn the game. Chris and the other regulars are all great sports who enjoy teaching people new to the game. As a novice myself at the…

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We are back!

Now that venues are reopening our usual Friday, Saturday and Sunday social chess events are all happening again. Fridays have moved to The Lazy Corner, Shop 9/7295 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring WA 6073. Near Mundaring Coles. 10 am to 12 pm. Perth City Farm’s cafe is reopening Monday 27 July which means we will be there again from Saturday August 1. 9:30 am until 12 pm. 1 City Farm Place,…

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Revelation about Resolutions

Revelation about Chess Resolutions It’s quite common to make New Year’s resolutions in health, wealth, career and love but how many people also come up with chess-related ones? Here are the most popular goals chess lovers around the world compose for themselves every January. 1. Gain rating points A great goal to go for in theory but in reality, striving for a better rating often worsens performance. As players turn…

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Crobs’ Chess Meeting Dates During the Holiday Season

Happy Holidays to all Crobs’ members and attendees! Crobs’ Coffee & Chess will not host social chess at Perth City Farm on Saturday 29 December 2018 and Saturday 5 January 2019. Social chess and free chess instruction will resume on Saturday 12 January 2018. Crobs’ will continue meeting every Sunday at Dome Midland. Hope to see everyone at a Crobs’ chess meeting soon!  

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Seven Sensational Places to Play Chess in Perth

What are the top seven places to play chess in Perth? With the holiday season upon us and summer bringing endless days of sunshine, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors, relax, and indulge in our favourite past-time. That said, where can we find a board when the urge hits? Read on and find out, fellow chess lovers …

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The White Knight

As popular with celebrities as he is with newspaper and magazine editors, it only takes one glance at photographer Ian White’s portfolio to instantly understand why. Specialising in editorial, advertising and portrait photography, White’s work is vivid, expressive, fresh and full of personality. Whether inanimate or living, White mesmerise audiences with his ability to chronicle and convey both the essence and what lies at the core of his subject(s). Closer…

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When Three Isn’t a Crowd

 Society has conditioned us into thinking things are better in twos. Sure, some do belong in pairs like socks, gloves, earrings and shoes but to force pair status on single items? (think sunglasses, underwear and pants) where’s the logic in that? We’ll also concede that matching items that are alike or share alignment makes sense. Even essential at times, for instance in the case of allocating sparring partners in a…

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Weekend Notes Features Crobs’ Weekend Chess Meets

With Chris away on an amazing trip to Europe, I’ve been working solo and will admit executing Crobs’ digital marketing tasks alone has not been as enjoyable. So anything even slightly out of the ordinary has been a source of amusement. Today’s entertainment was pondering how meta it is that we promote Crobs’ Sunday chess meets at Dome Midland as the perfect way to wind up a weekend, which then…

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A Chequered Past

Crobs founder, Chris Roberton, is often asked how long he’s played chess for. He either replies with “all my life” or “forever”. This had us wondering how long the game has actually existed for, which led to us somehow losing a day or two in research. To make our shortened lifespan worthwhile, we’ve dedicated this blog to sharing what we’ve learnt about chess’ origins. Historians claim that chess can be…

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Playing It Cool

Chess isn’t traditionally thought of as a glamorous or edgy pastime but in 2018, there’s no longer any need to convince the masses it’s a cool game when so many celebrities publicly endorse its play. From supermodels to rappers,  world class athletes to Oscar winning actors, this list will definitely up chess’ street cred. LEONARDO DI CAPRIO   Oscar winner, Leonardo Di Caprio, often indulges in cigars and chess on a…

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