Chess saves lives: A story of hope and resilience

In a world where conflict and division seem to be ever-present, it is inspiring to hear stories of hope and resilience. The story of Kamila Hryshchenko, a rising chess star from Ukraine who was forced to flee her home when the bombs started to fall, is just such a story.

Thanks to the help of an international network of chess friends, Kamila was able to find safety in England, where she now plays chess for the English national team. She is living proof of the power of chess to unite people and bring hope in even the darkest of times.

At Summit School of Chess in Colorado, we are passionate about using chess to help people of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential. We believe that chess is more than just a game; it is a tool for learning, problem-solving, and personal growth.

Kamila’s story is a reminder that chess can also be a powerful force for good in the world. It can help to bridge divides, build bridges, and foster understanding between people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Here are just a few of the ways that chess can help to make the world a better place:

  • Chess teaches critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Chess players must constantly be thinking ahead and planning their next moves. This helps to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are valuable in all aspects of life.
  • Chess promotes sportsmanship and respect. Chess is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. It teaches players to be respectful of their opponents and to congratulate them on their victories.
  • Chess builds bridges between cultures. Chess is a universal language that can be enjoyed by people from all over the world. This makes it a powerful tool for intercultural understanding and cooperation.

If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the world, we encourage you to consider supporting chess education programs. By helping to make chess accessible to more people, you can help to build a better future for all of us.

At Summit School of Chess, we offer a variety of chess programs for all ages and abilities. We also offer scholarships to students who need financial assistance. If you are interested in learning more about our programs, please visit our website or contact us today.