From our acronym C.H.E.S.S., there are a few more tips on creating a classroom culture that I’d like to share with you. The first ‘S’ stands for:
“Chess is an extremely important game that tweaks the cognitive functionalities, enhances academic skills, aids rapid thought processes, boosts logical and strategic thinking, and helps to gain exceptional memory skills, creativity, focus and discipline” [1-5]. I strongly recommend it for any child or adult who aims to achieve excellence in academia, industry or in any field of endeavor.
As an instructor, mentor, father, or mother of an aspiring chess player, playing against your little prodigy can be a great way to measure their skills and progress.