Study Regarding the Effectiveness of Chess in Children
Keywords:chess training, mental abilities, cognitive skills
Cognitive development of the chess player children is one of the most important parameter followed by researchers in order for them to achieve high levels of performance. In this study we take into account children’s parents opinion about the efficacy of chess training in their children mental development. Parents play an important role in establishing outcomes for the children through adequate activities in order to develop their emerging abilities. Chess is a sport involving competition, but is also a strategic game involving analysis and strategy research, psychological and physical effort, particular activity which can influence long term children behavior. This study takes into consideration the fact that chess playing involves a wide range of factors when making a strategic decision on a chess board by requiring a complex intellectual activity.