IMPORTANCE OF CHESS
Reach Your Highest Potential
A typical chess match lasts for 2-3 hours. A typical tournament has 5 matches. Do the math and you realize chess requires an enormous amount concentration. Don't worry though! As you practice your ability to focus will automatically increase as well. Being focused is not only necessary in chess but in all aspects of life as well. Wether it's school assignments, activities or deadlines, chess can definitely help you become more focused!
I know how difficult it can be to memorize a speech or cram the night before a test - I am a high schooler after all! However, chess is a great tool to develop your memory and expand its limits. Chess players often calculate 5-10 move combinations mentally daily. Needless to say, an active brain is a healthy brain!
BE PART OF A COMMUNITY
Not only does chess offer a wide range of cognitive benefits it is also full of thousands of wonderful people with whom you can connect. The beauty of the game is regardless of age, gender, nationality, or language one can always overcome these barriers in just one "move"!