Seeing art in chess teaches your mind a structured way of thinking

CHEYENNE - At first, chess is a game of skill and structure, full of calculated moves and rules.

But then it becomes an art.

"Chess teaches your mind a structured way of thinking. It's great for math, and other subjects where you have to take things step-by-step," said Dan Joelson, a one-time Wyoming state chess champion at age 17.

"But the better you become at chess, the less it becomes like that," he said. "The more it becomes-well, to me, it approaches art. You have to think outside the bounds of straightforward play, and you have to get creative. That's where the game really becomes intere...


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