THE SWING ACADEMY CHESS CLUB - CHECKMATE!
Introducing our new chess program at The Swing Academy. We are delighted to offer a program that is surprisingly beneficial and fun for all students of varying ages and ability. Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned campaigner, we have a program to cater for you. The class is structured and run by qualified and experienced instructors. Class duration is 60 to 90 mins.
Students will learn the general rules of the game, to identify the six different types of chess pieces, their roles and movements on the chessboard and the overall fundamental strategies and tactics of the game. Once they have developed a solid understanding of the game they will have ample opportunities to put the knowledge and skill they have learned into practice. One day they could aspire to be Grandmaster and World Chess Champion.
There are many academic studies on the strong relationship between chess skill and intelligence. Here are a few of the many benefits the game of chess can offer your child;
Helps with the development of problem solving skills
Exercises both sides of the brain, left side responsible for analytical and methodical thinking, whereas the right side is responsible for developing creativity and artistic thinking
Helps increase patience, concentration and focus for extended periods of time and under pressure situations
Helps think logically, strategically, spot patterns and categorize information
Improves spatial awareness/skills and visualizations
Improves memory and teaches planning and foresight
Increases competitiveness but good sportsmanship, respect for your opponent and fair play are taught as essential elements of the game
Famous chess quotes;
"Chess is life." and " Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind." - Bobby Fisher
"When you see a good move wait - look for a better one." - Emanuel Lasker
"Every chess master was once a beginner." - Irving Chernev
"The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender, and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board.” - Simon Williams
"Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” - Ralph Charell
"Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.” - Albert Einstein
"One doesn’t have to play well, it’s enough to play better than your opponent.” - Siegbert Tarrasch
"The only thing chess players have in common is chess.” - Lodewijk Prins
"In life, as in chess, forethought wins.” - Charles Buxton
"You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.” - José Raúl Capablanca
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