Everyone considers chess the ultimate strategy and I love strategy. I have 20+ strategy board games at home that we often play but I always felt chess has something to do with mathematics and not strategy. And boy I was wrong.
It turns out that chess is not only all about strategy and tactics, but the emotions and decisions made in a chess game are easily applied to everyday life. And especially in business! All of the sudden my eyes opened wide, the moment I always live for.
I have to thank my friend Boris for beating me severely in couple of games we played, and that sparked my interest.
I then figured out that even on the casual level of play, newbies like me (by this I mean I know only basic mechanics of the game and that's it), have no chance against an opponent who knows just a level up from basics. I was intrigued.
Luckily, today it is much easier to learn chess than 10 or 50 years ago thanks to all the technology we have. While looking around on youtube I stumbled upon a video commentary of the matches for recent world chess champion title between Anand and Topalov. The commentary is let's just say simply fantastic (cheers for the commentator who has a great chess site as well). After watching these videos I realized that I fell in love with the game.
Chess software like Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition offer plethora of tutorials for beginners so one can quickly absorb the knowledge. My game started rapidly improving (from unable to beat anyone, to able to beat someone, occasionally).
And then another friend gave me his collection of "Kings of Chess" books from D. Bjelica about the lives of world chess champions - Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Tal... It was enchanting, as their lives and destinies were as extraordinary as the games they played. That was it, I was officially hooked to the game.
I signed up for chess instructions and I play chess online on PlayChess.com (it allows you to play chess for free). I am vprelovac there in case any of you want to play a game sometime.
Why did I write all of this? In case you read the text until here and still haven't given chess a chance, do it. You won't regret it.
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