Chess Competition

Chess Competition


“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.”

CHESS- a game which is 1500 years old and is the best game of strategy and logic is an integral part of activities taught at PPSCIS.  According to studies done at the University of Memphis, playing chess significantly improves children’s visual memory, attention span, and spatial-reasoning ability. Perhaps that’s because, in chess, as in school, concentration and memory go hand in hand. With its focus on problem solving and moving variables, it’s not surprising that chess can improve a student’s math skills. But numerous studies show that chess improves reading skills as well! 

 

Our students at PPSCIS are very fond of this ancient game that finds its roots in India. To celebrate this Interest, a Chess Tournament was held at PPSCIS on 20th July 2022. The finalists from previous rounds sat together to challenge each other intellectually and win over their opponent strategically. The tournament started at 11:30 am and was held in the sports room of our school. A total of four knockout matches were played between 16 players belonging to houses Sancy, Kohinoor, Hope and Millenium. 

 

The tournament was very exciting and the adrenaline levels of both the players and spectators went up as each strong move was played. The matches either ended up in checkmate or were timed in the case of two equally strong players coming head to head in the game. The play between Bishops, knights, pawns, queens, kings, and castles fascinated everyone as the battle unfolded on the chess boards. Four participants made it to the finals and the last two games decided the winners of the tournament.