I love how in chess, you can see your improvement and are constantly learning new things with everyone having room for improvement. I love chess due to the enjoyment of creating a complicated mess of a position that both you and your opponent need to navigate their way through and the shared sense of confusion that often connects the players.
I first learned to play as a young child playing with family, and later at school at a casual level. I began to take chess more seriously when I was in Years 7 and 8 where I was playing for my school and felt more motivation to improve and become the top board for my school.
I enjoy helping others and I find that kids have the most to learn and can adapt quickly with their excitement and passion that is unparalleled.
I believe that playing chess helps kids better maintain their focus and helps kids to practice being calm and quiet for long periods of time which can often be difficult. I feel that chess can increase the confidence of kids who would otherwise have little that they excel at and can give them a fair chance at success and recognition.