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Chess is a great game to improve your brain power. It helps to improve your critical, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. The game's format helps to develop the skill to anticipate and evaluate future scenarios to deliver calculated moves. According to a study the board game can amp up creativity and focus. Here we list down 5 benefits of playing chess.
Boosts brain power: By challenging your brain, chess stimulates the growth of dendrites through which the brain sends signals to the entire body. More dendrites thus enhance neural communication.
Exercises your brain: According to a study, identifying the shapes and positions of the board game help to activate both the left and right hemispheres of your brain. Therefore, the game participants use both the sides of their brains to quickly respond to situations in the game.
Boosts your IQ: Chess improves and enhances your brains overall functioning. This gradually improves the Intelligent Quotient of your brain. Learn a new game and simultaneously use you raised IQ, it’s a win-win for you.
Improves your recovery from a stroke or disability : Chess improves your motor skills thereby improving your recovery from a disability or a stroke. By using your mental skills to play the game it helps to build upon your cognitive abilities along with developing your motor skills. Patients suffering from anxiety tend to learn to relax after playing chess.