There are countless studies that conclude that the practice of chess has a direct influence in the development of many parameters of intelligence, including of course the emotional intelligence, and contributes very efficiently to multiple cognitive abilities development.
We have always known that chess contributes to improving attention, concentration, memory, calculation, spatial vision or evaluating scenarios for decision making.
It has also been proven that playing chess directly impacts creativity, inventiveness, or imagination.
Studies show that during a game of chess both brain hemispheres are engaged. The left hemisphere identifies chess pieces, while the right hemisphere recognizes patterns or possible moves. Not only does chess encourage learning modalities, but it also enhances creative development.