The Academic Benefits to Chess

Chess was invented in India approximately 2000 years ago. Since, chess spread across nations to become an international sport. Chess is not just a game; it imprints values upon the players. Sportsmanship, strategy, time management, increased focus and concentration, and friendships are some benefits that come to the players that play for a lifetime. I have been playing for fourteen years and in tournaments the last thirteen years and have seen myself grow as a student and as a person.
When someone first learns how to play chess, it will influence him (or her) for the rest of his life. When I learned how to play chess in kindergarten, I found an increase of focus that helped me win games ...

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I have tutored at Bartow Elementary Academy in chess. When I arrived, some of the players were experienced and some were newcomers to the game. I saw that some would cry when they lost and some would brag that they had won. However, I saw the potential that they had; along with Mrs. Waymire, we have strived to bring up the potential of the team. I was responsible for teaching strategies to the experienced players, while Mrs. Waymire taught the game to the newcomers. We occasionally switched so I could teach basic strategies to the newbies. I played all of the children one on one and imprinted my love of the game upon them. Teaching them, I have improved as a person, but I have seen dramatic changes in the students, that I cannot see in myself. I have seen the children learning how to lose and be honorable to the winner and learn from the loss. The most dramatic student was Andrew who would cry immensely after every loss, but I explained to him that every game has to have a loser and ...

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