Scholastic Chess

Why Chess?
John Koshy
Posted: 05/05/2015 11:41 am EDT
Updated: 05/05/2015 11:59 am EDT

Why chess? Because chess is more than a board game. It teaches us to think analytically and be more successful in life, no matter what our profession.

If you favor intelligence over strength, then think chess. Unlike some other games, chess does not rely on luck, muscular strength or brute force. It is a brain over brawn exercise and an exquisite art form that has existed for more than 1500 years.

In chess, both players are provided with equal opportunities and they use strategy and intelligence to win.

So why is chess more than a game?

Because the pattern of thinking in a game of chess can be used while dealing with real-life situations to achieve better outcomes. As a chess player, you learn to analyze situations, evaluate options, plan strategically and solve problems. Attributes that will help us be more successful in our daily lives.

As a child, I learned to play chess when my dad taught us (my sister and I) and now as a grownup, I have found that when it comes to tackling real-life problems, I think of situations as if they were in a game of chess. I am only an average chess player, but here is some life application stuff I’ve learned from chess.

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