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The educational benefits of chess

One of the most important skills a child can learn is how to think more creatively and effectively.

Extensive research has been carried out about the educational benefit of chess, and it has been proven to enhance creativity, concentration, critical thinking skills, memory and academic achievement. Studies have also shown that chess participation enhances reading performance and somewhat surprisingly also provides significant growth in verbal reasoning skills. Chess players have good memory and imagination, and it might be that these characteristics are the result of continuous exposure to chess rather than being prerequisites of the game.

Children love games. It is well known that a learning environment organised around games has a positive effect on children's learning. Chess motivates them to become willing problem solvers and spend time immersed in logical thinking.

Competition fosters interest, demands focus and elicits the highest level of achievement.

Read more about the benefits of chess in education from the Kasparov Chess Foundation