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Games Club get their heads around chess!

posted 14 Nov 2012, 08:39 by web master   [ updated 14 Nov 2012, 08:39 ]
The boys in the after-school 'Games Club' lead by Miss Hodnett have been enjoying a good old-fashioned game of chess! Did you know that chess is part of the curricula in nearly 30 countries and can in fact improve logical and mathematical skills!
So what skills are needed to play chess well? Perhaps the most obvious ones are visualisation and analysis. Of course, there are other skills involved in chess, such as planning, the ability to adapt to changing situations and pattern recognition. There is one more essential skill: prophylaxis. This is the ability to see the game from your opponent's point of view, i.e. to create tactics and strategies on his behalf, as well as how to frustrate them.
Both a fun and educational way to pass the afternoon!