Chess Tournament in Valikamam Education Zone – 09 February 2014



The Governor’s Trophy Chess Tournament for Valikmamam North Education Zone was commenced on 09th February 2014 at Ramanathan College, Maruthanarmadam.  Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as Chief Guest and commenced the competitions.

Governor addressed the gathering. He also explained the mechanism of the chess and discussed relevant things with the arbiters, teachers and students.

Chess Tournament for the Governor’s Trophy has been commenced since 16th January 2014 has been and conducted in all five districts. Presently zonal level competitions reached final stage. Next, the district and provincial level competitions are to be commenced soon.

This competitions are conducted under the guidance and direction of the Governor to develop the skills of the north students.

12420753753_8dca44b235Secretary to the Governor S.Ilaangovan, Assistant Secretary JX Selvanayagam, Assistant Secretary of Jaffna Regional Commissioner Office S.Annadurai also took part in the event.

“Chess makes your life easy” 

Chess  can raise your IQ

Chess has always had an image problem, being seen as a game for brainiacs and people with already high IQs. So there has been a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation: do smart people gravitate towards chess, or does playing chess make them smart? At least one study has shown that moving those knights and rooks around can in fact raise a person’s intelligence quotient. A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students produced significant rises in the IQ scores of both boys and girls after 4 months of chess instruction.

It helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Because the brain works like a muscle, it needs exercise like any bicep or quad to be healthy and ward off injury. A recent study featured in The New England Journal of Medicine found that people over 75 who engage in brain-stretching activities like chess are less likely to develop dementia than their non-board-game-playing peers.

It exercises both sides of the brain

In a German study, researchers showed chess experts and novices simple geometric shapes and chess positions and measured the subjects’ reactions in identifying them. They expected to find the experts’ left brains being much more active, but they did not expect the right hemisphere of the brain to do so as well.

It increases your creativity

Since the right hemisphere of the brain is responsible for creativity, it should come as no surprise that activating the right side of your brain helps develop your creative side. Specifically, chess greatly increases originality.

It improves your memory

Chess players know that playing chess improves your memory. Being a good player means remembering how your opponent has operated in the past and recalling moves that have helped you win before. But there’s hard evidence also. In a two-year study in 1985, young students who were given regular opportunities to play chess improved their grades in all subjects, and their teachers noticed better memory and better organizational skills in the kids “

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