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TECHNIQUE AND TEACHING OF CHESS IN OUR ACADEMIES

    The way chess should be approached when learning it - especially at a young age - is something that the teacher should place tremendous emphasis on adapting the way the object (chess) is approached according to the subject (student-player) .

    In our academies the structure of the lessons and the way of implanting chess in the players, are constructed in such a way that the student can deepen the essence of the game by understanding the necessary and fundamental concepts of tactics, the beginning, the middle and the end of the game. as well as the very nature and role that the pieces perform alone and in combination.

     "Tactics" that can achieve such a level of depth include activities such as analyzing matches between players, emphasizing error and understanding the cause of the error, studying famous World Cup games, training the player in to be able to "see" in a depth of movements, as well as the "penetration" in the essence of the pawn structure and its different forms especially in the endgame. Through practice, the blindfold games between the players and also the specially selected bibliography, the player is inevitably led to the conquest and deeper understanding of the game, which in turn brings success in the sport.

    Nevertheless, the much greater success of understanding chess is certainly not the distinctions and / or the medals. It is the success of learning to think. Not so easy we would say... And chess is one of the best if not the most effective preparatory method of thinking and acting effectively and with the least possible losses. In other words, the benefits of life are the most important of all that chess can offer - a small sketch of life we ​​would say. Or if you will - as Fisher said: Chess is life!