Playing Chess has many benefits. It is proven to make you smarter. A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students (male & female) showed significant rises in IQ scores after 4 months of Chess instruction. Another study by Dr. Robert Freidland was recently featured in The New England Journal of Medicine. It found that people over the age of 75 who regularly engage in activities like chess are less likely to develop Dementia and Alziemers than their non-board-game-playing peers. Just like an unexercised muscle loses strength, unused brain tissue leads to a loss of brain power. Chess is particularly good as it deeply engages both sides of the brain for both novice and expert players as shown in this German study. Still not convinced? Chess has also been shown to improve your creativity, memory, problem-solving ability, concentration and planning/foresight skills. Have you played a game today?

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