Chess at Maritzburg College

Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.” – Garry Kasparov

Chess is continuing to grow as a sport at Maritzburg College, with a number of boys playing competitively, and with others just coming along for the friendly banter and mental sparring. The benefits of the club are clear, with the boys enjoying the competitive challenge, while also sharpening their cognitive skills.

The benefits of playing chess include:

  • Exercising both sides of the brain
  • Improving memory
  • Increasing creativity
  • Increasing problem-solving skills
  • Improving concentration
  • Teaches planning and foresight