Why Chess?

Chess is a strategy board game started approximately 1500 years ago in Asia, played between two opponents on a 64 square board, each having 16 pieces at the start position with the aim of capturing the king. Over the years, the game has evolved to be what it is today with over 600 million players in the world by the last FIDE approximation, making it the most popular board game in the world.

Numerous studies have shown that chess has astounding benefits to the brain. Studies have shown that it improves:

  • Ability to strategize
  • Memory
  • Calculation
  • Discipline
  • Concentration

These are just a few of the benefits. Minichess Kenya is proud to be associated with chess and academics.

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