Sunday, March 28, 2010

Educator's guide to the Benefits of Chess

I re-aquinted myself with a website link to the benefits of playing chess.  This was one of the first sites I came across that reports some of the chess literature.  It even offers a nice summary of each of the studies they are reporting.  My top ten favorite reasons to play chess include:

  1. Chess develops a scientific way of thinking.
  2. Chess teaches independence.
  3. Chess promotes imagination and creativity.
  4. Chess enables you to meet very interesting people.
  5. Chess is a game for all ages (and is not a factor for opponents).
  6. Chess improves memory.
  7. Chess improves concentration and focus.
  8. Chess promotes sportsmanship.
  9. Chess provides global awareness.
  10. Chess is fun!

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