What is Chess?

In this first video of the Kids Academy Chess course, Coach Rob gives viewers a brief introduction to the game of chess.  Students learn that the game of chess is 1500 years old and originated in the country of India but soon spread to many other countries in Persia and then to the West.  The game pieces also varied depending on each country. Today, games of chess use the same six soldier pieces.

Chess is a game of art, science and sport and now people play chess for fun and as a hobby. Others play chess competitively in tournaments and now playing chess online is very popular.

Chess is a battle game that requires strategy, critical thinking and planning. Children that play chess perform better academically and score higher on standardized tests. The video course is perfect for parents and teachers to incorporate into their student’s learning and curriculum. Enjoy the next videos in the chess course!

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