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Today TuksChess can boast of having won University Sports South Africa (USSA) Chess Championship (2017) and Gauteng North Chess League (2013).

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Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checked game board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in parks, clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Chess has always had an image problem, being seen as a game for brainiacs and people with already high IQs.  

So there has been a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation: do smart people gravitate towards chess, or does playing chess make them smart?  At least one study has shown that moving those knights and rooks around can, in fact, raise a person's intelligence quotient. A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students produced significant rises in the IQ scores of both boys and girls after 4 months of chess instruction.

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