Chess Nuts Learn Strategy Through the Game

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Chess was on the table at Winthrop Avenue as members of the Chess Nuts Club tried their hand at this game of strategy. Under the direction of chess instructor Arun Shanbhag, students of all abilities met every week for a month to try to master the game, receiving 10 minutes of instruction and 20 minutes of playing time in lieu of recess.  

 “The student has to outthink his or her opponent,” Mr. Shanbhag said of the game, which he touts as a method for broadening students’ horizons and developing abstract thinking. “Every move helps the student visualize and solve a problem so he or she can devise a counteraction.”