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Thursday, January 17, 2019
My Overview, And Life With Chess!
Over the last 12 months, i've self-taught myself parts of chess, and whether mine or my opponents king falls, i learn something new. I review all my games, and try to eradicate any errors so i therefore don't reflect them in the future. Afterall, learning your mistakes is key, even if they're trvial.
Prior to sitting at a chess board i undergo fear, worry and anxiety, but when those delicate pieces begin to manouver and suddenly those 64 squares become active, my fear becomes my adrenaline and at that point everything else is blocked out. My hunger then kicks in to try and give my opponent a bad position, few squares to work with and an illusion of fore-seeing anyway back into the crue game as her/his king lies on the brink of extinction merciless. To reach this point of domination i fight for the centre the best i can, then i try trick and confuse my opponent into blunders.
I apprciate the aesthetics of chess, and the self belief it brings as i see my opponents king fall, although at times i undergo frustration, anger and bewilderness, my addiction and appreciation of the mysterious game rminds me why i love the torment and lies over the chessboard. I may not be engine-perfect, but it's a fascinating game i just love to play, which has taught me several things i have adopted into my personal life, such as it has increased my self-esteem and confidence, of which you may not understand, but of whch i'm grateful.
To conclude, it's a 'game' i can't see me not playing, a game i love and hate, and if i could teach the brilliant game (which i am) and in turn they induce half the appreciation i have relating to chess, then happiness is present.
I guess, thank-you to chess?
1. jimdroberts says: Saturday, September 13, 2008
I really relate to the sentiments within this article. In my social life I used to be involved in things that could be said to have been unhealthy and even immoral but now I have no time for that rubbish, I can not stay away from those 64 squares that provide me with so much excitement, adrenalin, fear, frustration and joy. Chess is truly awesome. James
2. guestfighter says: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
It is the flow of adrenaline that makes chess all the more interesting! But you don't have to worry about that because your opponent feels just the same like you and same purpose as well...to fall your king!!!
3. eternaloptimist says: Thursday, October 09, 2008
You are right about chess being addictive - lol. I've been playing it for 30 years. I appreciate the "aesthetics of chess," as you pointed out, as well. It is much more than just a game; it is an art. I think it is also a science as well because you have chess theory - chess opening books etc.. The # of possibilities in chess is astounding, & it's one of the many things that attracts me to it.
4. WarrenW says: Monday, December 15, 2008
Ah, the beauty of chess. Two of my favorite game collections are Spassky's 100 Best Games, by Bernard Cafferty, and My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937, by Alexander Alekhine. There was beauty in many of their games. There are lessons for us today from the great masters of the past.
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