Chess: More Than Just a Game for Denver’s Kids

Denver chess parents; you want to give your child the best possible tools to succeed in life. We all hear about the importance of academics, but what about the value of extracurricular pursuits? A recent article about successful Indian entrepreneur Nithin Kamath and his mother’s emphasis on chess highlights some of the compelling reasons to introduce even young children to this fascinating game.

Recently, Kamath's mother Revathi recounted how she would encourage her children to play chess. (Source: Nithin Kamath/ Instagram)

Kamath’s mother shared how her father always said, “Playing chess makes your mind sharp.” From a young age, she nurtured her sons’ chess talents, recognizing its unique benefits that go far beyond simple game strategy.

Unlocking a World of Benefits: What Can Chess Do for My Child?

Here at Summit School of Chess, we’re passionate about sharing the extraordinary benefits of chess with Denver-area children. Chess acts as a powerful tool for:

  • Brainpower and Beyond: Sharpening Essential Skills

Like taking your mind to the gym, chess builds essential skills— memory, focus, planning, strategic thinking, and problem-solving. These abilities translate directly to success in school and throughout life.

  • Finding Calm in the Chaos: Chess as a Stress Buster

Chess requires intense focus, which in turn fosters a sense of calm. For children who struggle with managing their emotions or need an outlet, chess can be incredibly valuable.

Building Well-Rounded Individuals: The Social and Emotional Advantages of Chess

Chess goes beyond just mental benefits. Here’s how it helps children develop social and emotional intelligence:

While the physical benefits of chess might not be as direct, Dr Kumar highlighted indirect contributions to physical health. (Express photo. by Partha Paul.)
  • Confidence Through Achievement

Chess gives kids a sense of agency and encourages healthy competition. Each victory, even at the beginner level, provides validation and builds confidence to try new things.

  • Developing Social Skills Through Sportsmanship

Whether in our tournaments or classes, chess fosters positive social interactions and teaches kids good sportsmanship.

  • The Joy of Learning: Making Education Fun

Chess is FUN! Kids who may be intimidated by academics can embrace the challenge and see how satisfying it is to master new concepts.

Summit School of Chess: Your Denver Chess Partner

We make it easy for kids to get started and excel in chess. We offer programs to suit every level, age, and need, all with expert coaches committed to your child’s success:

Convenient Options for Busy Families:

  • Before/After School Programs: We come right to your child’s elementary school!
  • Engaging Online Lessons: Learn from home or on the go.

Exciting Opportunities for Growth:

  • Tournaments & Camps: Level up and meet new friends.
  • Private Lessons: Tailored instruction to fast-track your child’s growth.

Not Just for Kids! Adults Welcome Too

Adults can reap many of the same benefits from chess. We offer programs specifically designed for those who want to learn the game or improve their skills in a welcoming, supportive environment.

Is Chess Right for Your Child? Let’s Find Out Together!

If you’re intrigued by how chess can enrich your child’s life (or your own!), contact us at Summit School of Chess. Let’s discuss your goals and find the perfect program to spark a love for this incredible game.

The Indian Express original article

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