01 Feb

What Does Chess Do?

What Does Chess Do?

Chess requires you to think hard, analyze, plan, and execute. Problem-solving and learning are become a game! Studies conducted over the last 30 years show an increase in student IQ’s, and test scores improve after less than a year of systematic chess study.

Chess is also valuable due to its intellectual brand attributes: Chess is known to be a smart person’s game, and kids who play chess believe they are smart. Why is this important? Because what kids believe can be self-fulfilling.

What does chess do?

  • Develops self-esteem
  • Builds team spirit
  • Increases concentration.
  • Encourages and promotes pattern recognition
  • Enhances logical deductive reasoning to solve problems

Chess levels the playing field. Age, gender, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, and spoken language are irrelevant factors when playing chess.

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