The direct bank Barclaycard supports chess in schools for that students can develop educational competences in a playful way. Therefore, it called into life the chess tournament ‘Yes2Chess’ with Felix Magath as the main sponsor. In the Axel-Springer-Passage, a famous German publication, the soccer coach will not only discuss soccer but also chess.
“For more than 35 years I have been a great fan of chess and want to pass on my enthusiasm to young people. Yes2Chess is an ideal way of doing that. Students, male and female, have the opportunity to participate in an international chess tournament, learn new skills, prove their abilities in competition, and have lots of fun with their friends. Personally, I have taken along many valuable elements from chess to soccer. For instance, that every action must be reasonable, that, if possible, every move should be a challenge to the competitor. Translated into soccer that means: The ability to reduce the power of chance. That it is crucial to keep a high pace and still remain in control. Chess teaches us that strategic thinking can be fun and that it supports social abilities of children and teenagers. Therefore, I wish that as many students as possible take this chance and participate in Yes2Chess.”
Sponsor ‘Yes2Chess’, Felix Magath
Picture: Dagobert Kohlmeyer
Written by Philipp, translated by Birthe