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scholastic chess

Grandmaster Mauricio Flores authored the book "Chess Structures, A Grandmaster Guide."
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Like many other titled chess players, I have had the opportunity to be a long-term coach for many young talents. Shaping a new generation of players is an honor and an important responsibility.

Hence, I am often searching for ways to communicate complex ideas in the simplest possible form.

My views are certainly influenced by my academic background. I recently completed my Ph.D. in applied mathematics, and I have spent the last five years teaching college mathematics, reading scientific papers and conducting my own academic research.

On Chess: What research says about scholastic chess and student outcomes

Oct 18, 2018
Researchers say chess teaches students to think more critically, improves concentration, increases executive functioning, and aids in spatial reasoning and pattern recognition.
Austin Fuller | Saint Louis Chess Club

Scholastic chess is a common and growing element of school curricula across the globe; the game is compulsory in Poland and Armenia.

In the United States, chess has been introduced into the school day in places like Success Academy’s network of charter schools in New York City, as well as the Broward County, Florida, school district.