Benefits

The benefits that chess brings within the training process of young people is supported by a multitude of investigations carried out around the world.

For example the following:

  • Chess stimulates the capacity for analysis and synthesis

    This is presented as one of the most obvious benefits. Playing chess encourages concentration: the ability to focus on what is happening on the board and to withdraw from everything else.

  • Encourages creativity and imagination

    A study carried out by German scientists, published in 2010, found that when analyzing the possible moves during a chess game, both brain hemispheres work equally. These results (based on MRIs performed on both expert and novice players) surprised the researchers, who started from the hypothesis that the left hemisphere - responsible for the capacity for intellectual analysis, logical reasoning, abstractions, etc. - would show more activity.

  • Helps children understand the consequences of their actions

    It helps them accept the rules and bear the consequences of their own actions. It is a game in which chance does not intervene: all the pieces are always in sight, the movements depend on the players, there is no external element that can affect the development of the game.

  • It's entertaining and improves mood

    Beyond all these benefits, it is clear that chess is still a game and, as such, it also has the positive characteristics of any recreational activity. It is entertaining and allows you to interact with other people, regardless of age or nationality (it is not necessary to speak the same language), and it can also be played remotely, through numerous platforms on the web.

  • Increase reading ability

    One last benefit, also surprising, for this list: according to a study also carried out in the United States, students who participated in a program to stimulate the game of chess improved their reading ability compared to a control group reading ability, which He was not part of that program. According to the scientists, the differences between the two groups were significant. And they clarified that new studies would be needed to determine the reasons for this increase in students' reading ability, beyond the explanations provided by common sense.

Why start with the mini games?

We started with the minigames because they are simple games that are played on a chess board. By consistently mastering these games, beginners learn to formulate strategies and carry out plans. We use the mini games because they are also easy to learn and create a progressive scale of knowledge.

They are very easy for teachers to use in class and allow children to begin to develop the skills described above through play.

On our platform, both the teacher and the students or anyone who wants to play will have a multitude of mini games and variants of mathematical logic chess, which can challenge anyone from any country. In addition, the teachers will be able to create specific and closed tournaments for their students so that they can exercise the mini games that they consider appropriate at all times. The platform will be in charge of the matching and qualification processes of the different students. It allows to hold meetings or competitions between schools, communities or countries.

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