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BENEFITS OF PLAYING CHESS

  • by Admin
  • 2021-05-26 03:20:30

Today chess is one of the most popular games. Playing chess is very beneficial to many people especially teenagers or adults. Chess is a brain game, it exercises the brain and benefits the mental health for a very long time. Chess is the most powerful tools for education and health that strengthen person's mind. Chess promotes intellectual skills such as problem solving, logical thinking , pattern recognition and concentration. The top benefits of playing chess are:

1.Improves Memory
2.Increases Problem solving skills
3.Increases IQ
4.Improves Concentration
5.Builds Self confidence
6.Improves Planning skills

1. IMPROVES MEMORY


 Chess is a mental exercise to both parts of the brain that improves thinking and memory. Good chess players have excellent memory. Chess players have to be planned ahead, remember many moves that you and your opponent made and remember moves for various strategical purposes, this improves brain power and increases memory.

2. INCREASES PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS


In the game of chess, your opponent continously create hurdles in order to stop you from progressing your pieces and you need to find ways to progress and achieve your goal. When play chess on regular basis it becomes habit of finding various solutions for a single problem. Chess increases the thinking capacity of the brain and increases problem solving skills.

3.INCREASES IQ


 Intelligent quotient(IQ) is a measure of how intelligent you are relative to others in the population. It is scientifically proven that playing chess regularly can help in raising your IQ level. It takes only 4 months to seed positive effect and improvement in IQ level. So as by playing regular games you can improve your IQ in such a short time.

4. IMPROVES CONCENTRATION


Chess demands total concentration. Chess is a complex game so it requires your 100% focus, whether you are novice or regular player. Thus practicing chess on regular basis improves concentration.

5. BUILDS SELF CONFIDENCE


In chess game, player has to plan, analyse, calculate the moves and putting efforts individually to win the game. When one is able to win at such a challenging game it imparts a sense of self confidence.

6.IMPROVES PLANNING SKILLS


 In chess game, you have to prepare different plans for each opponent, then the plan can be modified depending on what our opponent plays.

7.PATIENCE
 Chess teaches you taking decisions with calm mind. In chess game if you lack patience ir may result loosing the game. thus a chess player requires a lot of patience in order to solve difficult positions and in taking better decisions. 

Posted by:

Nikita choudhary (National Instructor and Chess Trainer)

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