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Why Chess

Chess has an amazing impact on learning and skill development. Here are just a few research-supported reasons.

  • Chess provides a variety of high-quality problems, promoting critical thinking.

  • Chess offers immediate penalties for errors and rewards for problem-solving, a cognitive benefit of chess.

  • Chess creates a pattern or thinking system that breeds success.

  • Our students become accustomed to looking for more and different alternatives resulting in higher scores in fluency and originality.

  • Chess competition fosters interest, promotes mental alertness, challenges all students, and elicits the highest levels of achievement.

"I didn’t think that it was possible for my 4-year-old son to really focus. Chess made the difference."



-Becky Z.

“I like it when my pawn goes to the end because then it can be a queen”



- Nya R. 

"I find myself taking the things I learn on the chessboard with me from the classroom to the field and everywhere in between."


-Joseph D.

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