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How Chess Accelerates Learning

How Chess Accelerates Learning


One of the main aims of Gardiner Chess is to foster a love of chess in children and in so doing help them reap the benefits educationally and psychologically in a world of increasing complexity. A compelling article by Dr Peter Dauvergne* supports our belief in the advantages of children learning to play chess, as the following excerpts from his abstract indicate:

  • Learning to play chess can:
  • Raise intelligence quotient (IQ) scores
  • Enhance reading, memory, language, and mathematical abilities
  • Foster critical, creative, and original thinking

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