Anyone who is interested in learning how to play chess, who’s just getting started, or who already loves to play: Watch The Magic of Chess. This charming short film by Jenny Schweitzer Bell, presented by The US Chess Federation, was filmed at the 2019 Elementary Chess Championships at the Nashville Opryland resort.
The short film is filled with excellent advice, “uninhibited, philosophical insights” by kids who seem to love playing chess:
“It teaches you how to make a plan, and making mistakes or blunders. All you have to do is try again as fast as you can.”
“It’s just a game of concentration, and that concentration will help me [with] everything I do.”
“It’s not always about trophies. It’s about having fun. If you have fun, you’ll learn more.”
Watch this next: A brief history of chess.
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• Human tower-building competition: 2012 Concurs de Castells
• A Guide To Spelling by this year’s youngest Spelling Bee competitor