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Chess Club

We have begun our 3rd year of Chess Club at Euclid School. We are very fortunate to have Bill Harrison, a former USCF expert; to coach this club alongside Ms. Smith. Research has shown that the game of chess has very beneficial effects on children development. The following points were noted by Susan Polgar, a 4 time World Champion chess player, as the most important.

  • According to research, Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities

  • Develop analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills, which they can transfer to real life.

  • Learn to engage in deep and thorough chess research which will help them build their confidence in their ability to do academic research.

  • When youngsters play chess they must call upon higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities.

This club is being offered to 3rd,  4th and 5th grade students and meets every Friday at 7:50 AM. Chess Club meets on Friday mornings from 7:50 - 8:35 in the LRC. 

Ms. Smith is the sponsor and can be reached at esmith@rtsd26.org or 224-612-7464.