Chess is the leading mind game worldwide. Originating in 7th century India, chess now has over 600 million regular adult players according to a recent survey. And that’s only the adults!
Chess is a game of deep strategy and mind-blowing combinations. Chess is taught in schools, given its ability to train the mind in a fun and competitive environment. Benjamin Franklin (the US Founding Father) said: “The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess“.
The Melbourne Chess Club (MCC) ran the chess tournaments during the Arnold Sports Festival Australia. MCC was established in 1866 and is Australia’s biggest chess club.
At the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival the event held several quick- and rapid-play tournaments, including:
– Allegro (13 minutes per player per game, plus 30 second increment from move 1)
– Blitz (3 minutes per player per game, plus 30 second increment from move 1)
– Simultaneous exhibitions by strong Masters
During the event, members of the MCC also offered coaching, and a blindfold chess demonstration!
For more information about club events, please visit www.melbournechessclub.org/