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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess Written by Jenna Savage    Thursday, 25 October 2012 20:11    Grandmaster and world chess champion Bobby Fischer is famously quoted as saying, “Chess is life.” But can this two-player game, consisting of a square checkered board and playing pieces that are moved in different ways depending on…

You Make The Call

You Make The Call By Mark Kurtzman. In the diagram below, the game appears drawn. In almost all cases, when serious tournament players compete, they agree to a draw when there are no winning chances. In this game, however, it was the final round of an important championship tournament. And there was a lot of…

10 big brain benefits of playing chess

10 big brain benefits of playing chess Not for nothing is chess known as “the game of kings.” No doubt the rulers of empires and kingdoms saw in the game fitting practice for the strategizing and forecasting they themselves were required to do when dealing with other monarchs and challengers. As we learn more about…