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Sunday, July 20, 2008


Study III. The USA Junior Chess Olympics Research: Development of Reasoning and Memory Through Chess

During the 1987-88 investigation, all students in a sixth grade self-contained classroom at M.J. Ryan School (a rural school about 18 miles from Bradford, PA, with a student enrollment of 116 in grades K-6) were required to participate in chess lessons and play games. None of the pupils had previously played chess. This experiment was more intensified than Ferguson's other studies because students played chess daily over the course of the project. The project ran from September 21, 1987 to May 31, 1988.

The dependent variables were the gains on the Test of Cognitive Skills (TCS) Memory subtest and the Verbal Reasoning subtest from the California Achievement Tests battery. The differences from the pre and posttests were measured statistically using the t test of significance. Gains on the tests were compared to national norms as well as within the treatment group. The differences between males and females on the tests were also examined.
The mean IQ of the class participants was 104.6. All students were required to take basically the same chess course (the USA Junior Chess Olympics Training Program) used in Ferguson's first two studies. A total of 14 pupils (9 boys and 5 girls) completed both the pre and posttests (TCS Memory test and Verbal Reasoning test).
Generally, students received chess lessons two or three times each week and played chess daily. Many students competed in rated chess tournaments outside of school. Seven competed in the PA Scholastic Chess Championship, and two went on to Nationals.

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FIGURE 1. Comparison of pretest and posttest scores on the TCS Memory test

See what parents and teachers have to say:

"I set the board in circular fashion so that all the members of the chess club would see it at some point during the day. After school, there was a flurry of activity as club members drew straws to form teams and dive in! I wish I would have videotaped their discussion of the parameters of play. After a number of hours of playing PI: Team Chess, I asked if it might be OK for us to continue tomorrow. After viewing the mailed advertisement, the website solidified my desire to purchase the game. My team members have already insisted that we buy expansion segments."
Mr. D, New York Teacher

"Our students were delighted to play PI: Team Chess and even rushed backfrom a school party to continue their game. While they were playing, thestaff wanted to know how they, too, can get this game!"
Massachusetts Middle School

"I was very impressed with our student reaction to the multiple player chessgame of PI: Team Chess. My biggest surprise was the excitement that itcreated among female students. Traditionally girls become turned off bymath when they reach middle school. Our female students eagerly engagedthemselves in PI and successfully competed (often surpassing) their maleclassmates. The social component of PI is what I believe turned the girlson to this chess game with multiple players."
Massachusetts, grade 8

"This game provides for those who know little or nothing about chess anopportunity to play and learn more without being intimidated byaccomplished players."
Connecticut -High School

"Chess is one of the best activities to develop the kind of thinking neededfor the 21st century. Chess has been shown to be of great benefit indeveloping creative thinking, deductive reasoning, decision making, problemsolving, and long-term strategy making. PI has the additional advantage ofteam strategy, cooperative learning, and motivation. Students love it."
Massachusetts Math Dept. chairman

"I played this chess game with a friend for 5 hours last Friday, and theresults were both intriguing and stimulating. My friend and I have playedchess for over 30 years, and although there were just the two of us, weenjoyed the Team Chess game of PI immensely."

"My class has always had a number of chess sets available, and our boys andgirls play regularly. When PI: Team Chess arrived, it was a huge successand has been a center of interest for so many children. It certainlyteaches skills, and at the same time it's colorful, different and fun."
Canadian Middle School

"Project Chess has been funded as a substance abuse prevention program forfour years in Carson City, Nevada. Several thousand children from secondthrough sixth grades have been able to participate. From our experience inNevada, Chess is a powerful prevention tool for alcohol and drug use byhigh risk youth--a benefit for children and society which most chessenthusiasts may not realize. One of the major issues children faceregarding drug use is the decision-making process. It is critical thatchildren learn to make healthy and positive decisions. Chess teaches thatall actions have consequences, and that we must consider the possibleconsequences before we act. Thank you for your PI game of Team Chess."

"Your game of PI develops thinking skills and makes students feelintellectually fit. How refreshing it is to have children exercising theirminds! PI-the Team Game of Chess places importance on cooperation,critical thinking and observing the consequences of decisions."
New Jersey

"My children just wanted to start playing PI: Team Chess in the Roundimmediately. It's even fun to set up the board."
New Jersey

"We're thrilled that we've found you at the conference. I waited 30 minutesto purchase PI: Team Game of Chess on the last day of the Dallas Giftedand Talented Conference. It was worth it when I walked into my classroomwith PI on Monday morning. When can we set up a tournament for ourstudents?"
Dallas Middle School

Why learn chess? Here are the answers.

Benefits of learning chess.

Most of us thought that chess is just a game for fun, but did you know that……

Ø Chess is a sport- it is included in the MSSPP, MSSM Sea Games, Olympiad and there are lots of chess tournaments in Penang, Selangor and more.

Ø Chess is found as required curricula in nearly 30 countries-to name a few advanced countries US, UK, Canada and more.

Ø Chess is a science-it increases students’ ability to apply principle like science and they are able to solve problem better.

Ø Vancouver B.C. the Math and Chess Learning Center has developed a series of workbooks to assist (Canadian) in Maths-they recognize that there is a correlation between chess playing and math skills development.

Ø Better academic performance in academic- there are researches and studies which prove this statement.

Facts and studies

The information given isn't said by us, but it is said by expert, author and government. For further information, please visit the website as shown below:


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Home Coaching

  • Experienced coaches-Mr.Loo and Mr.Tan  have years of experience in coaching chess, in home coaching, chess class and school coaching. Both of them are state players.
  • Comprehensive notes are provided-all prepared by coaches specially tailored to students learning needs.
  • Detailed teaching-more in-depth explanation can be given according to students’ strength.
  • Flexible time and venue-arrangement can be made for which ease student daily timetable.
  • Pay less if more students-Monthly fees per person decrease if there are more students.
*1 session per week, 11 sessions in 3 months, maximum number of students=6. For special circumstances, please arrange with your coach.

For further enquiry, kindly contact:
Mr.Loo 017-4722472
Mr.Tan 011-23632622

Friday, July 11, 2008

Some photo from the chess classes

Giant chess board are used to teach when it comes to chess lessons.

Notes and exercises are dstributed after the chess lecture. Guidance are given on tackling chess problems.

Finally, sparring time!!

Chess Classes

Mind Chess have succeeded to produce numerous eminent chess players through the chess classes. The advantages are:
  • Reasonable fees-learn chess for only *RM40 per month!
  • Air conditioned room- a comfortable environment.
  • Giant chess demo board-clear illustration.
  • Make friends-students learn, discuss and practice with their chess friends. Chess links them together and they share a healthy activity.
The chess classes are set up at:
1.Mind Chess Academy (Pulau Tikus)1L, Jalan Gottileb,10350,Penang. (Opposite of PCGHS,above Pelita Maid Centre)
Saturday, 1:30pm to 3pm, 3pm to 4:30pm and 4:30pm to 6pm.
2.Ocean Tuition Centre( Air Itam) 27B-2-1, Jalan Ayer Itam, 11400 Air Itam, Penang. (Above Public Bank)
Friday, 8:30pm to 10pm.

3.Mind Chess Academy(Sungai Dua)
32,Tingkat 1, Jalan Pekaka 1,
11700 Gelugor, Penang. (Above Happy Mart)
Saturday, 7pm to 8:30pm and 8:30pm to 10pm

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mind Chess Enterprise (MCE) is a registered chess company base in Penang, Malaysia. We are keen to promote chess to the public, inviting them to enjoy this exciting game.

a. consists of professional and experienced chess coaches. They have represented their respective state in national events and won prizes.
b. conducts chess lessons through chess classes for only *RM40 per month. It has attracted over 120 students to join these chess classes in Pulau Tikus, Air Itam and Sungai Dua
c. conducts chess lessons through home coaching with only 2-6 students in a group. Chess coaches visit student in their respective homes.
d. provides chess equipments such as chess set, chess mat, chess book, chess clock and chess score book.
e. organize chess tournament,workshop and seminar.

For further enquiry, kindly contact Mr.Loo at 017-4722472 or