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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:02 AM

On Chess: Chess And Mathematics

As a professional chess player and Ph.D. in applied mathematics, I have always been fascinated by the relationship between the two disciplines.

What does chess require? Concentration, planning, patience, self-control (playing fast does not pay off), conduct rules, mistake learning, etc. Therefore, learning chess might affect the ability to concentrate, memory, other types of executive functions, as well as increasing intelligence and problem-solving skills.

The relationship between chess and mathematics in seen in a number of ways:

Chess promotes thinking skills of higher order
Analysis of positions has a lot in common with mathematical problems
Correlation: to decide what piece is best to sacrifice at a certain point
Introduces a coordinates system
Introduces geometric concepts (files, rows, diagonals)
Requires constant calculation
Develops visual memory
Spatial reasoning skills
Capacity to predict and anticipate consequences

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:34 AM

1. So what does it mean that computers now win over humans

and which games are best training for solving raggedy and complex social problems?

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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:58 AM

2. My father taught me to play chess when I was about 3

and when I was 11 he gave me a book called Chess For Fun and Blood. I play to check in on my thinking and strategy skills and I've played with the same pieces I learned to play with all my life. My father and uncle used to have raging chess matches and both the kings and queens have a few dents as they played for blood.

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