How To Play Chess

  • The National Scholastic Chess Foundation states that Chess education is extremely effective with children because:

    • Chess involves all levels of critical thinking (knowledge, comprehension, analysis, evaluation)

    • Chess requires forethought and cultivates visualization skills

    • Chess improves problem solving skills

    • Chess encourages children to overcome the fear of risk-taking

    • Chess teaches concentration and self-discipline

    • Chess enables children to assume responsibility for their decisions

    • Chess rewards determination and perseverance

    • Chess raises self-esteem and promotes good sportsmanship

    • Chess encourages socialization skills that extend across cultures and generations

    • Chess is fun!