DPSCD Chess teams have consistently brought home trophies from multiple tournament classifications. Chess is a game of imagination and strategy, one that provides rules, order, and opportunities for intellectual growth. Chess teaches a skill that can be applied to other aspects of life. For example, it teaches one to plan carefully in advance, to visualize various situations before making a move, and the importance of patience. How many of us have acted without thinking and then wished we could take back our actions? Well, the game of chess will quickly teach a child to analyze before acting. Studies support the assertion that chess improves a person’s organizational and analytical skills. Chess involves an infinite number of calculations, anything from counting the number of attackers and defenders in the event of a simple exchange to calculating lengthy continuations.