Checkmate Chess - Learn, Play & Practice. Chess is often cited by psychologists as an effective way to improve memory function. According to research, Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities. The Royal game of Kings, Queens and the royal army is played within 64 squares - 32 dark and 32 white 32 pieces and 32 spaces, 16 white and 16 black pieces. We will introduce the game all beginners and work with End and Middle game tactics with Advanced Players. Our aim is to train, compete and win in chess tournaments in Austin.