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UP Your Game,
Welcome to TuksChess
At academic institutions, both students and learners develop academic skills as well as their social lives. Once the balance between the two has been struck students tend to function more proficiently. Extramural activities connect youth to a network of people and help them to interact with individuals who will have a positive effect on their development. One of the extramural activities offered at the University of Pretoria is chess.
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.
What’s on Offer at the Club?
Two Blitz Tournaments; One Open Rated Tournament; One Rapid Chess Tournament; One Social Tournament; Inter-Varsity Games; USSA Tournament, Monthly Chess Clinics; TuksRes League;
Two Outreaches & Chess Set/ Chess t-Shirt
2017 Club Achievements
TuksMindSport is the premier eSports platform for Gamers of both Pretoria and Gauteng. It regulates the eSports platform in the province by hosting regular events for Competitive Console, PC, and Board Gaming. A professional platform is provided for Gamers to develop skills and aids the development of eSports in the province and country. This is done through both social and competitive events as well as participation at a provincial and national level.
Games that we compete in (Subject to change):
-League of Legends (PC)
-Dota 2 (PC)
-Call of Duty: Ghost (PC)
-Starcraft 2 (PC)
-Counterstrike: Global Offensive (PC)