Why Learn To Play Chess

Chess is known as a noble game – “a game of kings“, and it is no coincidence, as it takes/develops similar skills. How come?

Consider the following facts: in the initial position the player heading the white pieces has 20 possible ways to play, to which his/her opponent can react in an many ways. As the game progresses, the number of possibilities grows, thus for his second move each player will already have about 30 possible moves, which means that after only two moves approximately 360000 different positions can be reached! What can be a better simulation of a real life, that forces us to react to just as many changes, big and small on a daily basis?

In chess, just like in life, you can either aimlessly wonder around, hoping for a miracle, or set yourself a goal, build a plan and strive to accomplish it. The latter is no guarantee of success, but the former is a sure recipe for failure. Chess teaches you to have a goal and overcome the obstacles on your way there.

A person with the facility to win at chess is ready to conquer any complex problem on either a personal or business level. Chess Learning helps to develop thinking skills, enhances mental prowess and directly contributes to academic performance and makes people smarter in a variety of ways, like:               

  • Learning to play Chess dramatically improves the ability to think rationally
  • Play Chess to learn and develop patience and thoughtfulness
  • Playing Chess helps you to learn and increase cognitive skills
  • Playing Chess helps you to learn and improves communication skills and aptitude in recognizing patterns
  • Learning to play Chess results in higher grades, especially in English and Math studies
  • Learning to play Chess makes people be more focused by teaching the benefits of careful observation and concentration
  • Learning Chess stimulates visualizing - players are prompted to imagine a sequence of actions before they happen
  • Chess helps you to learn and build a sense of team spirit, while emphasizing the ability of the individual
  • Chess helps you to learn the value of hard work, concentration and commitment
  • Learning to play Chess instills a sense of self-confidence and self-worth
  • Chess makes a person to learn and realize responsibility for own actions and acceptance of the consequences
  • Playing Chess helps in making friends more easily because it provides a safe forum for gathering and discussion
  • Playing Chess, through competition, gives a palpable sign of accomplishments
  • Chess helps to lean and develop the thinking ahead abilities – players have to think first and only then act.
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