HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tournament chess equipment provider, The House of Staunton, debunks three myths associated with chess and its players.
Myth #1: Chess players aren't athletes
The truth is chess requires tremendous physical endurance and players need to be in top physical condition to sit through several rounds and maintain their concentration. Plus, exercise boosts brain activity and playing sports teaches resilience. These benefits are crucial in chess and top players include exercise in the training regimen. Not to mention, a few grandmasters are top athletes and several pro athletes enjoy playing chess.
Myth #2: Chess players are socially awkward
Not true! Top chess players include models and media personalities. Over 600 million people play chess and a large number of people are extremely social and charismatic. The reality is most chess players are normal relatively outgoing or interesting people who simply like to play the game. The next time you see chess players portrayed as awkward or nerdy, remember, there are more chess players than people living in the United States?so, the reality is, there are more fascinating and magnetic players than awkward ones.
Myth #3: You have to be a genius to play chess
Yes, chess requires critical thinking. And, yes, studies show that playing chess can raise test scores and possibly even IQ. But, anyone can play chess. In fact, most top players aren't geniuses. Instead, they're individuals who like chess and study to become better at the game. Competitive chess requires practice and study?a great deal of it. Those who become excellent players, put in the work. However, the good news is, for those who don't want to spend hours studying chess moves, it only takes a bit of understanding about how each chess piece moves to play. So, start playing today if you have an interest!
About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. The House of Staunton supplies chess equipment to leading tournaments. They also sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads!
Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070, firstname.lastname@example.org
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