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The Social and Psychological Benefits of Chess

Monday Talks > 2014 Winter (Season 5)

Monday 10 February 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm - Open to all)
Language: Arabic

Chess is not just a tough game. It has major social and psychological benefits. Charles will expose these issues in his talk:

1. Origin of Chess
2. Business Strategy and Chess Strategy
3. Chess vs Alzheimer
4. The Benefits of playing Chess
5. Chess Boxing


The talk will include video clips demonstrating some of the above issues.

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Charles Kayle: by profession, Charles is an IT specialist. His background covers the development of software applications in a variety of fields. Much like most IT specialists, his love for games and puzzles naturally led him to Chess. He has held many diverse positions in the world of chess:

  • FIDE International  Arbiter / School Instructor

  • Manager of Sporting Chess Club since 2001 (Champion of the Lebanese Inter clubs – first league – since then) till 2010

  • Chess Organizer of several international tournaments.

  • Chief arbiter of many local and national tournaments.

  • Nominated by FIDE, in collaboration with the Lebanese Chess Federation, as Chief Arbiter for 2013 Mediterranean Chess Championship.

  • Worked during 2010 as Technical Advisor of UAE Chess Federation

  • Nominated as arbiter by the Asian Chess Federation for the World Teams Championship – Khanty Mansyisk – Cyberia Russia Olympiad 2010

  • Technical advisor and arbiter of Arab Inter clubs Championship for Women – Beirut 2009.

  • Deputy Chief arbiter and technical advisor of 3rd Beirut Chess festival – Beirut 2009.

  • Chief Arbiter for Beirut Championship 2009.

  • Chief Arbiter and organizer of Lebanese Ages Categories Championship – Notre Dame de Jamhour 2009 (Under 8 years old players till Under 20 years players).

  • Organizer of  Lebanese Ages Categories Championship – Notre Dame de Jamhour 2010 and 2011 (Under 8 years old payers till Until 20 years old players).

  • Nominated  as arbiter by the Asian Chess Federation for the World Teams Championship – Dresden Olympiad 2008.

  • Deputy Chief Arbiter of the Arab Individual Championship – Sharjah 2008.

  • Arbiter of the Asian Interclubs Championship – AlEin – 2008.

  • Chief of delegates of AlRiyadi - Beirut team in the Arab InterClubs Championship for Men – Amman 2008.

  • Arbiter, technical advisor and assistant organizer of the Asian Zonal tournament for Women – Beirut 2004.

  • Arbiter, technical advisor and assistant organizer of the Asian Individual Championship for Men – Beirut 2004.

  • Deputy Chief Arbiter of the Aksa Open Tournament – Bekaa 2002.

  • Assistant chief arbiter of the World Youth Championship – Crete 2002.

  • Chess Coach of several young pupils (most of them are Champions of Lebanon) since 1993.

  • Chess Trainer of the official winners of the    youth chess championships at the Lebanese Chess Federation since 2000.

  • Chess instructor at International College (IC – affiliated to the American University of Beirut) since 1995 and still.

  • Chess instructor at Notre Dame De Jamhour since 2005 and still.

  • Chess Instructor at the NDJ Club since its foundation date in 2008.

  • Chess Instructor at Eureka Brain Booster since 2009.

  • Representing Palestine in team and individual international  competitions since 1988, including Asian Cities – Dubai 1988, Arab Chess Festival – Bekaa 1990, World Team Championship –Moscow Olympiad 1994, World Team Championship – Elista Olympiad 1998, World Team Championship – Istambul Olympiad 2000, World Team Championship – Bled Olympiad 2002, World Team Championship – Calvia Olympiad 2004.

  • Representing Lebanon as Chief of Delegates in several international events.

  • Representing Palestine as Chief of Delegates and team captain in several international events.

  • Holding the Kasparian Board (Best Chess Personality in Lebanon 2005) – presented only once per life.


Many positions as arbiter were held and are not listed above.

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