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2013 All Girls Chess Tournament

All ages and skill levels are welcome. This is a fun low key competitive event designed to improve skills, self confidence, and self esteem. Players are grouped in quads of similar grade levels and will play a total of three matches. The winner of each quad receives a trophy and prizes awarded to the runners […]

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A Review of Key Chess Studies

SUMMARY: Langen (1992) claims that “children who learn chess at an early age achieve more in the traditional maths and sciences. Chinese, European and American research all find significant correlational values after just one year of systematic chess exposure.” Langen also states: “The most striking benefits are those associated with problem-solving and creativity.” (more…)

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Chess and Standard Test Scores

SUMMARY: Regular (non-honors) Elementary students who participated in a school Chess Club showed twice the improvement of non-chess players in Reading and Mathematics between third and fifth grades on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. In fifth grade, regular track chess players scored 4.3 TLI points higher in Reading (p< .01) and 6.4 points higher […]

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Academic Correlations

Chess and Education by John Artise The game of chess makes one of the most important contributions to the field of education. Inherent in it are the basic principles of psychological learning theory: Memory, Pattern Recognition, Decision making, and Reinforcement. All of these variables interact during a game of chess and produce the results of […]

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