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Chess - The Game Of Skill

Aug 17, 2007
"Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent's mind." - Bobby Fischer.

Chess, the most popular game in the world, has a long history dating back more than a thousand years. Board games similar Chess have been discovered on ancient Egyptian sculptures. Handwritten manuscript, over a thousand years old, referring to Chess has been found.

Remnants that seem to be chess units have been excavated in Italy, and some people believe they should be dated at the second century AD. People have been playing chess with objects on some kind of chess table for centuries, and the earliest version that has definitely been linked to chess is a game called Chaturanga, played in India almost 1600 years ago.

Before anything else, the apprentice must learn the name or rather the two names of each of the squares on the chessboard and must practice recognizing the squares by their names. Just as the larger army usually has the advantage in a battle, so in Chess the player on the chess table with extra forces is more likely than his opponent to win the game.

Albeit much of the fun lies in finding the exceptions to this law, the notion of material advantage is crucial to any understanding of the logic of the chess table. The normal protocol at the chess table is that one does not announce that one is about to checkmate the opponent.

The Great War between the Northern and Southern states of the "United States" possess a peculiar interest for civil war chess set enthusiasts, not only because it was a struggle between two sections of people akin to us, but because of the epic courage with which the weaker party with ill-fed, ill-clad and ill-equipped troops, for four years sustained the contest with an opponent not only possessed of immense numerical superiority, but having the command of the sea, and being able to draw its arms and munitions of war from all manufactures of Europe.

It is truely amazing the way the civil war ragged on for four years and ended with the obvious victor!

Luck has no part in the game of chess. Now, your apponent can "niss" an important move, but that is a lack of skill rather than chance. The game takes concentration and strategy in order to be the victor of the game.

Each peice of the board can move in only certain directions and combinations, making the element of skill necessary to win to be that much greater. I have personally played chess many times and find that my skill level needs improvement. The best ways to improve your skill of the game is to practice and study books that teach different methods of playing in order to win the game.
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Keith Londrie II is a successful Webmaster and publisher of www.about-chess.info A website that specializes in providing information about chess
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