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Role of chess in pacifying anxiety or panic attacks

Role of chess in pacifying anxiety or panic attacks

For some people, chess is one such board game that leads them to anxiety and panic attacks. It would be wrong to deny the fact that, for some people chess is stressful. It is because a person can relate to real-life situations while playing chess. Though they know it is a game, it seems to be a real life representation of various strenuous scenarios they have come across.

Actually, it is the other way around, chess has numerous benefits, it helps you make better decisions, strategise, increase IQ, improve memory, enhance problem solving skills and it also comes with being patient.

Benjamin Franklin: The Morals of Chess (explained) Part -1

Benjamin Franklin: The Morals of Chess (explained) Part -1

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" The American Superhero, Benjamin Franklin was a prominent figure of the early American history. What's incredible about his personality, he wasn't restricted to any particular profession. He played contrasting roles in different phases of his life, he was a leading author, civic activist, political theorist, diplomat and even a postmaster. He believed in an uninterrupted flow of life, just like a river.

Reasons Afterschool Programs Are Beyond Just Leisure Activities and Engagement

Reasons Afterschool Programs Are Beyond Just Leisure Activities and Engagement

With the world becoming more competitive every passing day, school education alone is not enough to prepare the children for tomorrow. Schools do impart knowledge, but they don’t run programs to take care of students who face learning and focus issues. Moreover, school programs are not designed to enhance the children’s soft skills and development of survival skills. The need to thoroughly prepare children for the life’s survival race has given rise to many afterschool programs. Though a lot of parents enroll their kids in multiple afterschool programs to restrict them from wasting their after-school time in unproductive activities, they are not aware of the many benefits that an afterschool program delivers.

BOBBY FISCHER - GENIUS PERSONIFIED

BOBBY FISCHER - GENIUS PERSONIFIED

March 9, 1943 marked the birth of an incredible young talent. Bobby Fischer became the first American-born world chess champion after defeating his arch rival Boris Spassky. He was also the world’s youngest international grandmaster at the age of fifteen. Bobby was only a six-year-old, when he learnt how to play chess along with his sister by reading the instructions found in a chess set. His sister Joan had picked up the chess board from a candy store below their apartment.

What Goes on Inside the Mind of a Chess Player?

What Goes on Inside the Mind of a Chess Player?

For a viewer, it’s all about moving one piece of chess coin from one position to another. But only the chess player who has made the move knows what has happened inside his or her mind. Within the few seconds of looking at the board, the chess player would have played a hundred moves, cracked 50 strategies, made 10 sacrifices, read the opponent’s mind, come up with counter strikes and zeroed in that one move he went on to play. Sometimes, all we can do is look at a chess player and get inspired by their thought processes and approach to life and chess in general.

Beginner’s Chess & the Challenges

Beginner’s Chess & the Challenges

‘Beginner’s Chess & the Challenges’, is an article that focuses on the kids who begin their play of chess and intended to enlighten their parents who may or may not have knowledge & experience in the game. Unlike, other board games, chess has its uniqueness not only in its play but also in the benefits that are ensuing from it. The day when a kid learns to play chess, is a beginning of a long journey of development into a professional chess player. Many Grand Masters that I have interacted and observed had started to learn chess at the age of 5 or 6. But, they have become grand masters in their early teen age or towards the fag end of their teen age. Hence, it is a long journey for your kid to conquer the title, “Grand Master”

A Timeline of Vishwanathan Anand’s Achievements

A Timeline of Vishwanathan Anand’s Achievements

There are prodigies and there are some people who are beyond such concepts. Such veterans cannot be confined within the limits of anything and when you see them, you look up to them with amazement than appreciating them. In a land of over a billion people, there are only a handful who would fall into this category and one such legend is our very own Grandmaster from Chennai Mr. Vishwanathan Anand.

Lakshanya secures 1st Prize in the U10 Girls Category of the Rainbow Chess Tournament

Lakshanya secures 1st Prize in the U10 Girls Category of the Rainbow Chess Tournament

The team at Mind Mentorz is very proud of our student - Lakshanya for securing the 1st prize in her recent Chess Tournament. Lakshanya played in the Under 10 Category of the Rainbow Club Chess Tournament, held in Bangalore on Jan 21st, 2018 and secured 1st Prize in Girls category. She concluded the tournament with a score of 4/6 pts.

5 Chess Blogs and Resources Every Beginner Should Follow

5 Chess Blogs and Resources Every Beginner Should Follow

They say practice and perseverance make a person perfect. True that is and if you are venturing out to develop a new skill, you need more than these two attributes to consistently get better at what you intend to do. Precisely, you need the right exposure, mentorship and information about your interest to stay updated about it, learn trivia, interesting things only people within the circle of your interest would know, tips and tricks and what not! This specifically holds true for a game like chess, which cannot be confined to a book.

Manasvi Secures 1st Place in the Girls Category of the 15th BNCF Monthly Chess Tournament - U10 Category

Manasvi Secures 1st Place in the Girls Category of the 15th BNCF Monthly Chess Tournament - U10 Category

There were a total of 62 Participants in the 15th BNCF Chess Tournament that took place in BEL Officers Club, Bangalore. After a total of 7 Rounds, Manasvi managed to secure the 1st place in her category (U10)  after she successfully managed to secure a 5.5/7 Rounds. The team at Mind Mentorz would like to congratulate Manasvi on a remarkable performance and wish her the best for her future chess tournaments.

Basic Chess Terms & Definitions Every Beginner Should Know

Basic Chess Terms & Definitions Every Beginner Should Know

If you are a beginner and chess aspirant, chances are high that you are doing all that takes to get better at your games. From reading about chess basics and strategies to watching videos and going through expert tutorials online, you are indulging in all aspects of training in chess.

Types of Checkmates Every Chess Player Should Know

Types of Checkmates Every Chess Player Should Know

As chess players, we all yearn for that perfect moment we can trap our opponents, strangle them with pieces and watch them slowly give up to their helplessness. Ah, what a sight! However, reaching up to that  point is not easy and sometimes, we tend to make a few minor miscalculations or give into carelessness that backfires our strategies for a perfect checkmate.

The Greatest Chess Games of All Times

The Greatest Chess Games of All Times

Over the last few decades, mankind has been fortunate to witness some really intense moments that have earned a permanent name for themselves in history. There have been some great moments in the history of chess, where one masterstroke have turned players into legends and tournaments into historic milestones. Be it the games involving Anderssen and Dufresene, Kasparov, Vishwanathan Anand or Deep Blue, there are some greatest games in chess that looked back in awe in the decades to come.

6 Tips to get Better at Chess

6 Tips to get Better at Chess

Like any other game, you can become better at chess by constant practicing. This is an evolutionary game, where you not just learn newer ways of winning a game but evolve after every match as well. If winning in chess teaches you about your opponent’s mistake, losing can teach you yours. With literally several thousands of probabilities to the game, you cannot just come up with a pattern and device algorithms to tackle chess and win using a textbook approach. It takes constant development of skills including strategizing, consequential analysis, manipulation, grabbing the right opportunity at the right time and foreseeing actions to get better at chess.

5 Best Endgame Tactics Every Beginner Should Know

5 Best Endgame Tactics Every Beginner Should Know

So, you’ve played or opening game really well. You had strategies in place and worked on implementing them. You had even managed manipulate your opponent into tricking a few moves to your advantage and took a significant leave. But then, things seemed like getting rattled. With just a few pieces left for both of you, somewhere you feel you can’t win because you are not sure how to tactically move your remaining pieces towards victory and the opponent is starting to gain an upper hand.

Manasvi secures 1st place in U7 Category of the 9th BRDCA FIDE Rated Chess Tournament

Manasvi secures 1st place in U7 Category of the 9th BRDCA FIDE Rated Chess Tournament

here were a total of 234 Participants in the 9th BRDCA FIDE Rated chess tournament that took place in Virginia Mall, Whitefield, Bangalore. After a total of 8 Rounds over 5 days, Manasvi managed to secure the 1st place in her category (U7) and possibly achieving her brand new FIDE Rating after she successfully managed to secure a win and draw against two FIDE Rated opponents. Meanwhile, our coaches from Mind Mentorz - Praveen & Pradeep also participated in this event and finished with scores of 5.5 pts and 5 pts.

Why your kids should start playing chess and you should too!

Why your kids should start playing chess and you should too!

Over the last couple of posts, we’ve been emphasizing the importance of training your mind with chess. We brought up personal experiences, discussed how it could help you understand and approach the stock market and more. However, today, we would love to shed light on how chess could have a positive influence in our daily lives especially for kids. Today’s kids are far more matured and advance than how we were. The amount of exposure they have to information and content is incredible and by the time they’re seven, they know what they’re talking about.

Chess: Why it isn't just a game!

Chess: Why it isn't just a game!

There are two approaches to life – either life teaches you lessons or we act proactively, sense things, think a couple of steps in advance and learn from things that could happen. This is called interpretation and it plays a crucial role in shaping our intellect and traits. While an egoistic mind shuns every possible opportunity to learn, a wise mind creates opportunities to evolve from within.

Children's Chess Tournament @ Mind Mentorz (Nov 26th)

Children's Chess Tournament @ Mind Mentorz (Nov 26th)

We are hosting our 2nd Chess Tournament at Mind Mentorz for our students this month on November 26th (Sunday). As the capacity of the academy is limited, registrations are available on a first-come first serve basis. We encourage you to enroll your child for the tournament which will be a very good format for him/her to practice tournament etiquette and follow FIDE chess rules correctly. We look forward to a healthy competition at Mind Mentorz