Plastic Chess Set Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Discusses Scholastic Benefits of Making Chess a Hobby

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tournament chess set provider, The House of Staunton, shares the many brainy benefits associated with chess as a hobby.

Chess is a challenging and exciting sport. Similar to an actual marathon, it demands stamina, focus, and determination. However, its many advantages don't stop there. Playing chess recreationally has countless scholastic benefits, including:

A Better IQ. Studies show playing chess may raise IQ. However, it's important to realize that you don't need to be a genius to play chess. Chess benefits all players in a variety of ways. But, for those looking to raise their IQ, chess may be a fun and exciting answer.

Stronger Problem-Solving Abilities: If you're looking for a way to ace a math test, chess may be the answer. Chess requires significant amounts of strategy and visualization—two of the skills needed to solve complex problems.

A Healthier Brain. Those with a family history of Alzheimer's may be interested in chess's ability to ward off the disease. Research indicates older adults who play chess are less likely to develop memory loss. Your brain, like any other muscle, operates on a "use it or lose it" basis. Playing chess exercises both sides of the brain and keeps the muscle sharp as it ages. Even better, learning to play chess can lead to the growth of dendrites—branches that conduct informative signals throughout the body. Furthermore, playing chess may actually improve memory and organizational skills

Better Concentration: Chess is a long and intense game. It requires exceptional focus. Regular play increases your ability to concentrate on a single task, which is terrific because the ability to concentrate is useful in nearly all aspects of life.

Improved Reading Abilities: Those looking to move from romance novels and light-hearted reading to denser material may benefit from playing chess. Studies indicate that regular chess playing enhances our ability to read and answer questions about what we read. This benefit is also ideal for children who may need to boost their performance on reading exams.

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. They 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,

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