Welcome to MCD Chess Training Centre

MCD Chess training centre is an initiative by the officials of  Education Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Our ultimate aim is to train MCD school children and enable them to compete at National/international level chess events. The positive energy of education director Shri Vikas Tripathi and laudable efforts of MCD officials from zonal to headquarter level shaped this idea into reality. 

Why Chess Training?

Chess training for MCD students has been started for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is that it is believed to have a positive impact on academic performance. Studies have shown that chess can improve children's problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and creativity. It can also help with memory, concentration, patience and planning abilities important skills that are valued in the classroom.

In addition to its academic benefits, chess is also believed to have a positive impact on children's social and emotional development. It can help children to develop self-esteem, self-confidence, and resilience, as well as encouraging them to be more patient and persistent in the face of challenges. It teaches children about following rules and etiquette, being respectful to opponents and learning to accept defeat gracefully. These values are important not only in chess but in life as well!

About chess, its history and growth in India


Chess is a two-player strategy game that originated in India around the 6th century. The game was then transmitted to the Islamic world and eventually to the West. The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India during the Gupta Empire, where its early form in the 6th century was known as ‘chaturanga’, which translates as "four divisions" of the military: infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively.

The game was then transmitted and further developed in the Islamic world, where it was known as ‘Shatranj’ and the pieces were given different move patterns. The game eventually made its way to Europe, where it was further modified and the modern version of the game began to take shape.

Chess quickly became popular in Europe and has been played for centuries, with many famous players and important tournaments throughout history. Today, chess is played all over the world and is considered the most popular and enduring games of all time.

With the rise of 'Vishwanathan Anand', Former World chess champion, chess grew a lot in India. There are some states in India, where chess is being taught in school as well. Now we have many upcoming talented players from India and they have started dominating chess world. 

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Benefits of chess for children

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Satyawati Nagar Sports Complex, Satyawati Colony, Ashok Vihar, Delhi