The history of chess can be traced back around 1500 years which started in the North of India and then spread throughout the Asian continent and the rest of the world. The rules of the game and its name changed within each region. The first official World Chess Championship was hosted in 1886 and now, chess has been revolutionized with the invention of databases and chess engines.
The session began with children identifying the pieces and their movements. Then they were taught how to strategize simple moves. Following the demonstration, the kids played a game against each other under the watchful eyes of Alexandra, who was seen correcting moves and helping the students think creatively.
In a world where everyone strives to collect achievements, chess can help the progression. The children left the class with a little more strategic thinking.