Why Play Chess in Schools?
“Chess is in many ways like life itself. It’s all condensed in a playful manner in a game format and it’s extremely fascinating because first of all I’m in control of my own destiny, I’m in charge. You have to be responsible for your actions, you make a move, you had better think ahead about what’s going to happen, not after it happens, because then it’s too late. Chess teaches discipline from a very early age. It teaches you to have a plan and to plan ahead. If you do that, you’ll be rewarded; if you break the rules, you will get punished in life and in chess. You need to learn the rules to break the rules.” – Susan Polgar, 4 time World Champion and founder of the Susan Polgar Foundation
Who can join chess club?
Children have the opportunity to take part in competitive tournaments at King Edward School (space is limited so names are drawn from a hat).
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