Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, one that helps develop mental abilities to be used throughout life. For children, learning how to solve a problem is far more important than learning the solution. With chess, students improve their concentration, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving, pattern recognition, strategic planning, creativity, synthesis, and evaluation.
At Gotham City Chess, we emphasize the empowerment and creativity of chess thinking and analysis and encourage our students to use and develop their intuitive logic before fine tuning it. Chess is ultimately a story, a drama on a stage of 64 squares. All children are capable of creating a story!