The Masterminds Behind THe Game of Chess

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The masterminds behind the game of Chess Studies show that over time, the game of chess can truly be helpful not only in the game, but also in the workforce and educational objectives. For example, doctors and psychologists show that over time, one might improve not only their mood and logical skills, but also in one’s educational and developmental skills at a young age. In fact, if one person starts playing chess and their reading levels are below average, over a period of time learning the game of chess, someone could actually increase both their math and reading levels dramatically through the powerful gains of the game itself. In addition, people who have developmental disorders and other conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia can also benefit from playing the game of chess. Chess is more than just a simple board game; it has been shown to have several educational benefits that might help you improve your IQ score, math and reading scores, and more. There is research done by doctors promoting the educational benefits of chess. Particularly, Dr. Stuart Margulies is a researcher for IBM that found that students who like playing chess had an increase in their reading ability” (Milat 2). “In fact, there was a study done saying that a working memory capacity, which is similar to general intelligence is the deciding factor between being a good and a great chess player”(Hambrick 10). In 1979 to 1983 in Venezuela, there was a “Learning to think project", which trained 100,000 teachers to teach thinking skills and involved a sample of 4,266 second-graders and discovered that students' IQ's increased by both genders, boys and girls. Then, in 1986, there was a Pilot ... ... middle of paper ... ...ame of chess and a post-test after learning chess. Reading scores drastically increased” (Effect 3). Works Cited Source: "The Role of Chess in Modern Education." The Role of Chess in Modern Education. Web. 04 May 2014. . Web. 4 May 2014. 
 Source: "The Role of Chess in Modern Education." The Role of Chess in Modern Education. Web. 04 May 2014. . Source: "Practice Makes Perfect? Not so Much." MSUToday. Zach Hambrick, Andy Henion, 20 May 2013. Web. 04 May 2014. .

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