Recent significant achievements in the international arena of young players, chess is becoming an intellectual sport of great interest, particularly for children.
During the competition, the two players not only compete with each other in terms of competence (physical training, talent, technique, strategy and psychology), but also in terms of their capacity to measure, evaluate the opponent’s reaction after each pass. With the features of an intelligent sport, the amount of movement is primarily the amount of psychological movement that actually influences the thought process of the practitioner, demonstrating the strong effect of chess on mental abilities.
During the course of studying and playing chess, reasoning and instincts are created, memory is more versatile, sustainable and memory ability is greater. The ability to concentrate attention is developed and enhanced.
Chess tends to encourage the focus of emotions, the capacity to choose choices, to lead to the development of will, to assertiveness and emotional health. The focused teaching of chess learners would therefore allow the development of groups of higher thought skills in a deliberate manner, helping to improve the thinking of learners.
There are currently a number of studies by scientists on the benefits of chess for the growth of thinking skills in particular, as well as psychological skills in general, particularly for children.
Chess not only has a positive developmental impact on infants, but it also has the same effects on high school teachers, students and even adults.
A new report on the effect of chess in children was undertaken by researchers at the University of Aberdeen- London UK. The investigators found: chess allows children to behave smarter, to focus well and to think more clearly. Children playing chess will develop their skills of understanding, math learning and versatility, … These are very useful for developing children’s brains, particularly when they are young. Chess is also extremely helpful for children with autism.