Chess provides essential board skills to players to be able to strategically apply themselves to the game. It is played on a chequered board on which each playing piece is moved according to precise rules. The objective is to put the opponent's king under a direct attack from which escape is impossible.
The NWU Chess Club allows participants to play the game of chess on a regular basis right from the first contact session to improve their learning, thinking, analytical power and decision-making ability. The game teaches the players to be self-disciplined. It also:
- Improves verbal skills
- Builds problem-solving abilities
- Improves critical thinking skills
- Improves mathematical skills
- Teaches the importance of planning