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What do studies state about chess?
Chess is the sport of the mind, and the brain is the most active part of the body during a game of chess. Studies show that practicing chess over time leads to the development of intelligence.
Chess teaches you to have logical thinking, to develop strategies and to improve your memory.
Chess helps to improve school performance by making quick and accurate decisions under the pressure of limited time.
Chess helps to improve reading, memory, language and math skills. Studies show that students who practice chess have managed to get better results in school exams.
Chess is the best way to practice logical and critical thinking. For a child, chess means more than a game, it means arranging ideas, creating a plan, forming reasoned thinking and making choices.
Chess demonstrates the importance of drawing up a plan, concentrating, and showing the consequences of decisions made.
During the game of chess each player must pay attention to the opponent’s moves, paying attention to each piece and detail. Chess develops the power of concentration, patience and memory.
Chess helps a child develop their imagination as they learn the game and discovers new positions and possible combinations.
Chess gives clarity to thinking and encourages creative thinking. A chess player learns to see creative ways and discovers strategies on the chessboard.
Chess develops the spirit of independence, forcing the player to make decisions based only on their own reasoning. Chess helps children to become independent, to make decisions and to have a positive, winning attitude.
During the game of chess each player creates a plan, develops strategies and follows certain rules. Children gain confidence in their own strengths when they discover what wonderful things they can build with the power of their minds.
Chess teaches you to think logically and efficiently and helps you make the best choice from a large number of options. Thanks to chess, children learn to make the “best” choice from a large number of options under the pressure of time.
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