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WE INVITE YOU TO PLAY CHESS!

Kaunas chess federation will start providing chess lessons from September. We invite you to register by clicking the below link.

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Chess is a game for people of all ages. You can learn to play at any age and in chess, unlike in many other sports, you don't ever have to retire.

Chess improves schoolwork and grades. Numerous studies have proven that kids obtain a higher reading level, math level and a greater learning ability overall as a result of playing chess. For all those reasons mentioned above and more, chess playing kids do better at school and therefore have a better chance to succeed in life.

Chess develops memory. The chess theory is complicated and many players memorize different opening variations. You will also learn to recognize various patterns and remember lengthy variations.

Chess improves concentration. During the game you are focused on only one main goal - to checkmate and become the victor.

Chess develops logical thinking. Chess requires some understanding of logical strategy - how to bring your pieces out into the game at the beginning, how to keep your king safe at all times, how not to make big weaknesses in your position. Mistakes are inevitable and chess, like life, is a never-ending learning process.

Chess promotes imagination and creativity. It encourages you to be inventive. There are an indefinite amount of beautiful combinations yet to be constructed.

Chess teaches independence. You are forced to make important decisions influenced only by your own judgment.

Chess develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of your actions. It teaches you to look both ways before crossing the street.

Chess inspires self-motivation. It encourages the search of the best move, the best plan, and the most beautiful continuation out of the endless possibilities. It encourages the everlasting aim towards progress, always steering to ignite the flame of victory.

Chess shows that success rewards hard work. The more you practice, the better you'll become. You should be ready to lose and learn from your mistakes. As Capablanca said, "You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player."

Chess and Science. Chess develops the scientific way of thinking. While playing, you generate numerous variations in your mind. You explore new ideas, try to predict their outcomes and interpret surprising revelations. You decide on a hypothesis, and then you make your move and test it.

Chess and Technology. What do chess players do during the game? Just like computers they engage in a search for the better move in a limited amount of time.

Chess and Mathematics. Chess involves an infinite number of calculations, anything from counting the number of attackers and defenders in the event of a simple exchange to calculating lengthy continuations. And you use your head to calculate, not some little machine.

Chess and Research. There are millions of chess resources out there for every aspect of the game. You can even collect your own chess library. In life, is it important to know how to find, organize and use boundless amounts of information. Chess gives you a perfect example and opportunity to do just that.

Chess and Art. If you thought you could never be an artist, chess proves you are wrong. Chess enables the artist hiding within you to come out. Your imagination will run wild with endless possibilities on the 64 squares. You will paint pictures in your mind of ideal positions and perfect outposts for your soldiers. As a chess artist you will have an original style and personality.

Chess and Psychology. Chess is a test of patience, nerves, will power and concentration. It enhances your ability to interact with other people. It tests your sportsmanship in a competitive environment.

Chess opens up the world for you. You don't need to be a high ranked player to enter big important competitions. Chess provides you with plenty of opportunities to travel not only all around the country but also around the world. Chess is a universal language and you can communicate with anyone over the checkered plain.

Chess enables you to meet many interesting people. You will make life-long friendships with people you meet through chess.

Chess is cheap. You don't need big fancy equipment to play chess. In fact, all you may need is a chess set to practice with family members, to take to a friend's house or even to your local neighborhood park to get everyone interested in the game. You can also use a computer to play with people all around the world!

CHESS IS FUN! This isn't just another one of those board games. No chess game ever repeats itself, which means you create more and more new ideas each game. It never gets boring. You always have so much to look forward to. Every game you are the general of an army and you alone decide the destiny of your soldiers.

To summarize everything in three little words: CHESS IS EVERYTHING!

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Results of the Final of 2014 Amateur Chess League of Kaunas City Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 11 May 2014 01:05

This Saturday, on the 10th of May, the final chess games of 2014 Amateur chess league of Kaunas city schools were played in Jonuciu Secondary School.

22 schools of Kaunas city were represented by their chess teams consisting of four players who competed in League A (higher league) and League B (lower league). The young chess players fought for the right to hold the title of champion for their school. The competition was organized according to the 5-round Swiss system where each player had 15 minutes to complete the game.

The strongest young chess players faced each other by the board in this competition. Every game was important and players did their best to win against their opponents and get so relevant match points for the team.

After intensive games the winners of League A became Paparcio Primary School and they collected 9 match points out of 10 possible (four victories, and one draw). The second and the third place correspondingly went to Jonuciu Secondary School with 8 match points and to Zaliakalnio Progymnasium with 7 match points.

In League B the gold medal went to J.Naujalis musical school and its team also collected 9 match points out of 10 possible. The silver and bronze medals correspondingly went to chess players from Lapiu lower secondary school with 8 match points and to chess players from Pilenu lower secondary school with 7 match points.

The final standings are available here:

We would like to congratulate winners of the leagues and to express our sincere gratitude towards director of Garliavos Jaunuciu secondary school who let us organize this final stage of the championship!

  

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