BENEFITS OF CHESS
This page is essentially a list of articles, papers and research on the subject of how chess can benefit people. Indeed communities and societies of all demographics can be positively augmented by chess and chess culture. The effects of chess on children and young adults last a lifetime. Also, as has been shown, chess can be a tool to help stave off the negative effects aging with regard to congition and memory. And it's just good fun!
Check out the list of links! Reasons to say "YES!" to chess: