The Health Benefits of Playing Chess

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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  1. I have read it and perhaps it is to be believed. I just gave it a second thought. Here are three things that I can think of that improve mental cognition.

    1: diet and exercise are possibly the most important. People tend to forget the importance of both. One of them may be sufficient such as physical exercise to conform poor nutrients into better assimilable nutrients but lets not argue that one.

    2: herbal supplements / remedies such as the fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 from fish, especially have been acclaimed to assist with cognitive health issues including Schizophrenia. I cant recall but perhaps some plant oil extracts do alleviate some cognitive issues.

    3: abstract but something to consider…Clostridium botulinum toxins efface clefts and knobs involved with neurological transmission…but…the neurological system has a powerful capacity to rewire itself and perhaps even by passing any neurological damage in an attempt to work as usual.

    Lastly but not numbered in this, I agree that games such as chess can improve cognitive health and successive performance. After all, it is a training technique whereby the individual identifies their mental composure with a probable outcome in the game.

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