Chess should be in every school in order to think and strategize - Uganda Chess Federation
UGANDA - According to Uganda Chess Federation Patron Dr. Patrick Bitature, chess is a game that challenges you to think and strategize. This level of strategy is applicable in business and life. This is why we need a chess board in every school.
He made the remarks as his Skyz Hotel hosted the 2022 Premier Bet Uganda National Chess League Ending. Chess has been proven to increase your IQ, improve memory function, help develop higher levels of creativity, simultaneously exercise both sides of the brain, help prevent Alzheimer's and dementia, and increase a child's problem-solving skills.
Skilled chess players learn to anticipate an opponent’s next moves. To predict what another person will do next, a player must develop the ability to adopt another person’s perspective and infer what action they are likely to take.
Behavioral scientists call this this ability to see from another viewpoint the “theory of mind.” It’s an ability that is essential to exercising empathy and building healthy social relationships. A 2019 studyTrusted Source found that chess develops this perspective-taking ability in children who practice the game.