11994 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
This question has always bothered me.
Can chess be applied to the real world in any way??
Anything can be applied to anything else if you try hard enough, but for any particular aspect of your life you wish to improve, there are probably going to be many far more efficient means of improving that than chess.
For example, chess may or may not help math skills, but it certainly does not improve math skills as much (and as efficiently) as math study and practice.
Edit: It seems you are asking two different questions. (1) Is one's life improved by chess in any way? (2) Can learning/playing chess help one do other things better off the chess board?
I interpreted the question as 2, and to 1, I would say that if one enjoys it and nobody gets harmed, that's enough to count as improving one's daily life.
probably the opposite
Only if you're making money with it.
lol Al I love your posts, they always make me smile
why? (on both counts)
Yes. Subconscious programming. Anything you do affects your unconscious. I play chess and go to combat the forced domestication that this zombie society enslaves on me. "p.y.a.", if you will, at all times because no one is to be trusted.
I've been curious on why millions on people play chess and enjoy it.
Maybe even billions
Because they enjoy it.
which country invented chess
by dhexplorer a few minutes ago
how to comment on one's own games
by LongIslandMark a few minutes ago
The Mate that wasn't
by Akatsuki64 a few minutes ago
Try my Knight Puzzle
by ldrennan819 3 minutes ago
Who is the best chess player of the whole chess history?
by Akatsuki64 4 minutes ago
Very hard puzzle from one of my games
by Akatsuki64 5 minutes ago
Which chess engine to buy?
by Akatsuki64 8 minutes ago
12/28/2014 - Opposite Squares Attack
by grandestmonster 9 minutes ago
$7 = Play a master + Game Analysis
by linlaoda 12 minutes ago
1. e4 e5 2. Qf3
by LilWeezyBlowsTrees 18 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!