Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals.
Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. The most powerful piece is the queen and the least powerful piece is the pawn. The objective is to ‘checkmate’ the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture.
To this end, a player’s pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent’s pieces, while supporting their own. In addition to checkmate, the game can be won by voluntary resignation by the opponent, which typically occurs when too much material is lost, or if checkmate appears unavoidable. A game may also result in a draw in several ways.
Chess is on the category of personal development.
Personal development: This is a life long process. It involves activities that develop talent, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams.
Benefits of playing chess
1. Chess makes you improve your mathematics abilities. The game of chess includes:
And many other mathematics topics.
How to use the GAME OF CHESS to solve a physical problem
This illustration shows how chess is life and how to use the game to solve a problem.
The chess board is representing your life. While your problems or situations or challenges are the opposite sides which could either be the black or white kingdom. For instance, the white kingdom represents your problem or situation or challenges then the black kingdom will represent your reaction or strategy or move against the problem (black kingdom).
The opposite side may not necessarily be a problem or challenge, it could be the acts of another person towards you.