Chess and Old People

Saturday 5 December 14.00-15.00

There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that chess delays dementia. Why does chess seem to work? How can its potential in prevention be optimized? Events for senior players are thriving. But can chess also reach old people who haven´t been competitive players for most of their lives? How does an International Master and experienced coach experience ageing?

Leontxo Garcìa is a succesful lobbyist for chess in Spain

Leontxo Garcia, Spain

Craig PritchettCraig Pritchett, Scotland

Scottish Chess Federation

Growing old (in chess) gracefully!





Karel van Delft


Karel van Delft, Netherlands

Schaakacademie Apeldoorn