Chess was recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee in 1999 and in spite of having never been officially included as an Olympic competition discipline, it has been present as an exhibition modality on several occasions and counts on its own chess Olympics, an international tournament by teams from different countries that is held every two years and is organized by FIDE, World Chess Federation.
The recognition of sports discipline for chess is not by chance. Despite its game appearance, it is subject to regulation, has a similar structure to that of other sports and can be performed as a team. But, most importantly, it demands great physical and mental strength and a very important level of strategy, bearing a tactical degree resembling other sports like rugby or hockey.
Our school sees chess as a sports discipline that helps the child develop his reflection and concentration capacity, in addition to favouring socialization with other children through different tournaments where they participate. Getting in touch with individual and team competition, it is also a great opportunity to accept the need for working even harder on achieving the goals, know their own limits, channel emotions and learn to win and lose humbly, everything by gaming.