Chess is the centuries-old game of kings and queens, scholars and intellectuals, and is played in every country in the world. It is a game that teaches mental fortitude, patience, logical and critical thinking, memory, math, resilience, and much, much more. In a constantly evolving world of technology and instantly accessible buttons and screens everywhere, where attention spans are minimal if present at all, it is now more important than ever for children to develop good mental habits early, and to learn and harness such life skills. Chess is a powerful tool which helps to shape a young and malleable mind for the better.
This Activity will include:
- Lectures on chess history, famous chess players, the modern state of chess etc.
- Study of Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame
- Analysis of famous games and master games (and some of my own tournament games)
- Tactical puzzles which vary in difficulty according to the student’s ability (rating)
- Chess games and mini-tournaments between the students and myself, with prize incentives
- Potential outings to visit or play in a tournament