The Hive Workshop Chess Club



Level 21
Aug 27, 2005

The Hive Workshop Chess Club

After playing a couple of games of chess with people in the Discord I found myself thinking... "Why aren't we playing Chess more often? Chess makes everything better". So I made this thread for anyone that's interested with the aim of motivating us to learn, develop, and get better at the game together.

With that said, here is a quick overview of some good resources you can use and some platforms you can play on.


There are a lot of resources that can be used to learn more about the game. Here are a few that have been useful to me.


Chessable is a great resource for picking up on new things. There are a lot of free courses and some paid-for courses too. I do most of my learning on there, and would definitely recommend it to any beginners.


Chess streamers have increased in popularity since Queen's Gambit became a thing. I regularly watch Anna Rudolf, Gotham Chess, and Hikaru Nakamura.


Not one to be discounted!


There are a number of ways to play online chess. Two of the biggest are shown below.


My preferred site. Cleaner, faster, and the community is great. The Hive Workshop has a group on Lichess.

A lot of people land here because of the name. It's not bad, but I don't enjoy it as much as Lichess. Many features are hidden behind paywalls. The Hive Workshop has a group on