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Chess develops cognitive ability,  attention, memory, analysis, and logic; all fundamental building blocks for personal growth.

It is applicable to everyday life. It helps children develop the skills and social dexterity so important in society.

Chess encourages self-assessment, healthy competition and teamwork.

Chess has a mathematical basis. Mathematics is the tool of science, the language of technology and organized thought.

Chess encourages study and preparation as the way to achieve pre-set objectives and for the purpose of individual improvement.

Benefits of chess

ACADEMIC BENEFITS

  • Focus
  • Visualization
  • Weighing Options
  • Plan
  • Memory enhancing
  • Mathematics and problem solving skills
  • Discipline
  • Concentration
  • Spatial awareness
  • Strategic thinking

PERSONAL BENEFITS

  • Self-confidence
  • Patience
  • Memory
  • Logic
  • Critical thinking
  • Observation
  • Analysis
  • Creativity
  • Decision Making

MENTAL DEVELOPMENT

Promotes brain growth: Games like chess stimulate the growth of dendrites, the bodies that send out signals from the brain’s neuron cells. With more dendrites, neural communication within the brain improves and becomes faster.

It exercises both sides of the brain: A German study indicated that when chess players were asked to identify chess positions and geometric shapes, both the left and right hemispheres of the brain became highly active.

Raises your IQ: Do smart people play chess, or does chess make people smart? A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students produced significant rises in the IQ scores of both boys and girls after four months of chess instruction. So grab a chess board and improve your IQ!

Sparks your creativity: Playing chess helps unleash your originality, since it activates the right side of the brain, the side responsible for creativity.

Increases problem-solving skills: A chess match requires fast thinking and problem-solving on the fly because your opponent is constantly changing the parameters.

Teaches planning and foresight: Playing chess requires strategic and critical thinking, it helps promote prefrontal cortex development and helps teenagers make better decisions in all areas of life.

Improves reading skills: In an oft-cited 1991 study, Dr. Stuart Margulies found definitive results that playing chess caused increased performance in reading.

Optimizes memory improvement: Chess players know that playing chess improves your memory. Good chess players have exceptional memory