PRLog - Nov. 12, 2012 - RESEDA, Calif. -- Chess has always been a game played by intelligent people but it has also been proven by studies in Texas, Venezuela and Canada that chess also raises one's IQ. While it is most beneficial to start playing chess at a young age, chess playing is a tremendous boon to seniors. Just as muscles need exercise to be healthy and strong, the brain needs exercise as well. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine discovered that people over 75 years old who play chess have a lesser potential of developing Alzheimer's.
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Studies worldwide have proven that students who play chess have better concentration, improved reading skills and can make more intelligent decisions Chess playing helps youngsters learn sportsmanship and inter-personal skills. Some 30 countries across the globe consider the game of chess to be so essential to education that it is incorporated in the scholastic curriculum. European countries consider chess in schools the way Americans regard athletics. Students who regularly play chess improved their test scores by 17.3% according to research while children who partook of other activities improved their test scores by 4.6 %.
A game of chess can be made even more enjoyable by playing with a special set. Chess sets can be a thing of beauty as well as a delightful game. Children can play with beginner sets that have the numbers and letters of the ranks and columns on the board making it a little bit less frustrating for one who is just learning the game for the first time. Visit http://www.ChessSetsOnline.com to see some fine examples of chess sets for learners.
In order to play a game of chess one only needs a chess set -- chessmen and a chess board. They come in all sizes and made from all materials from the ordinary to the extraordinary -- from wood to precious metals. Visit http://chesssetsonline.com to see examples of beginner's chess sets.
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