By Alex JanssenPosted November 06, 2018 02:09:40If you want to know how chess kids feel about themselves and how they feel about playing chess, it’s probably because they’ve just started playing.
The latest statistics from the US Chess Federation, released on Tuesday, show that chess kids in the US are playing at a rate of about 8 per cent of their total time each week.
The problem is, as the US has become more diverse over the last few decades, that rate of play has dropped.
The last time we looked, in 2006, about half of chess kids aged between eight and 12 played at least five hours each week, with around two-thirds playing at least eight hours per week.
The other half played no more than six hours.
A year later, around one in five children aged between 14 and 17 played at most six hours each day, while one in three played at less than six.
The other two-third of children played no games.
The decline has been happening for some time.
In the US, in 2008, there were about 6.7 million chess players aged between nine and 17.
By 2020, there will be fewer than 1.3 million.
While that’s a decrease in the number of chess players, it means that the numbers of children playing are up.
The number of children aged under five playing has more than doubled since 2006, from 0.4 million to 0.8 million.
And while that’s still well below the number that play chess at least 10 hours a week, the number playing at all levels is rising.
In fact, over the same time, the US played about the same number of games in 2015 as it did in 2000.
The latest US Chess statistics show that the number, as of November 1, 2018, of children in grades two through eight who are playing a full, regular, competitive chess game each week has increased by more than half from 7 per cent to 8 per per cent.
That’s despite the fact that the US is becoming more diverse.
In 2006, the proportion of children who were playing chess at any level in the United States was about 13 per cent, according to the US Department of Education.
Today, it is about 16 per cent (although the number has dropped slightly).
But that’s only half of the story.
Many chess players are still being taught a game that they think is not up to the task.
Chess isn’t just for adults; it is also a game of survival, so it’s important to know the basics of it as well.
“It’s about a strategy,” says Michael Schmitt, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Melbourne, who studies how learning occurs in children and adults.
He’s one of the world’s leading experts on how to teach chess, as well as how to get kids to play.
“Chess is a game where the rules are often hard to learn,” says Schmitt.
If you have a hard time learning how to play, the only way to get over that hurdle is to play it more.
“There’s a tendency to overplay and it’s very difficult to play a game if you can’t play well,” he says.
Schmitt says it’s especially hard to teach children to play chess if they’re learning the game at a very young age.
“You’re playing against a lot of different types of adults and you can see their strengths and weaknesses.”
And they have to learn how to work together in order to succeed.
“Schmitt recommends using a simple game to teach the basics, such as the opening, the opening variations and the board.”
In chess, there are different types and shapes of boards, but you can do that to help them understand the basic principles of the game,” he said.”
The key is to introduce the game in a way that allows them to think about it from a different angle and to be able to work with it in a different way.
“Schmidt says there are some skills that kids learn quickly, but others that require some more time.”
The key to understanding chess, he says, is to make the game understandable for all children.””
But it’s a lot easier to teach a strategy that you think is easy than a strategy which you think might be difficult.”
The key to understanding chess, he says, is to make the game understandable for all children.
“That is the way to do it.
That is the key to being able to teach kids to learn a game.”
A chess school would need to focus on teaching kids that chess is about strategy, not strategy itself.
“I think you need to teach them how to think,” Schmitt says.
But, he adds, the key is not to get rid of strategy.
You have to teach it in the right way.
“What we need to do is teach children the basics. We need