Why is chess considered “a game of kings”? It takes some good thinking and strategy skills to play and win.
In chess, just like in life, you can either wander around aimlessly, hoping for a miracle or set yourself a goal, build a plan and strive to accomplish it. With the latter, there 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.
So, why should you play chess?
- 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 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.
- Chess makes a person learn and realize the responsibility for their 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.
- Chess helps to learn and develop the thinking ahead abilities – players have to think first and only then act.
Asides from psycho-social and emotional values, playing chess comes with health benefits;
- Playing chess increases the growth of dendrites which are responsible for conducting signals from your brain’s neuron cells to neurons to which they are attached.
- Playing chesshelps prevents Alzheimer’s and provides the brain with the workout it needs to function properly and reduces the chances of developing Alzheimer’s.
- Playing chess assists with the treatment of Schizophrenia.
- Playing chess helps with better recovery from disabilities and strokes.
- Playing chess improves concentration and thinking skills of children.
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