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Discuss here about why do you like chess?
I like chess because It's cool, entertaining and it help's you to get more smarter, I meeted chess when my grandfather comed to Puerto Rico to visit me, he showed me chess, but I didn't understand clearly, then one day, when I was in school a friend taught me chess and I love it!
Chess builds critical thinking and prediction skills; if you can predict and prepare for your opponant's moves on a chessboard, you can apply those skills to socialization and daily life.
Well that's just what the fancy shmancy psycologists say...
I personally like chess because of the satisfaction I get when a plan comes together... or I can make an advantage out of a complicated position; it's just really satisfying.
Chess is in certain ways more than just a game. You can learn about yourself and how you handle adversity, how to think in long term goals, or when to switch into immediate mode based on what is happening in a game.
There is a beauty to the game and symmetry that other games lack. For example, I might think I am pretty good at say basketball then try out for the NBA and get dunked over by the worst player in the league.
With chess, it is possible to anyone to play anyone else and still win regardless of the fact that someone might have more experience than you do or have a better understanding of the game. So long as you play good, solid moves, you always have a chance to win regardless.
Can not say that about other things in life. Every one is equal when the match starts and only by making good choices while avoiding the pitfalls can the match be decided; it is not decided simply because some one has better physical gifts than you do.
That is true!
Why i love chess ? Well simply bcoz im addicted to it and it gives me more satisfaction everytime i won every game i've played, thats why i love this game! Sometimes i lose some of my games but thats ok, atleast i've know my mistakes and learned from it and improve my game again and so forth . . . !
my cousin taught me how to play when i was 6 years old and he was... 7 or 8 :S
i used to lose when i was playin against him..now i beat him!
yeah,i know..im just cool!!!1!
I play chess mainly because of the challenge and what I feel is a sort of self discovery of how far you're really willing to challenge yourself. Not only in terms of winning a tournament or taking losses well, but to learn if you really have the focus and the drive to improve your game.
My uncle taught me chess when I was 4, because I'd mastered all sorts of memorization games and most of them were boring to me by then, so I'm told. I never really put a lot of effort into it until recently, but after half a year of serious play and study, I'm a 1700 player, and I strive to constantly improve. It's fun to get better. :D
Because when you are post-18, girls crave for smart men. Who said something about chess.com becoming an on-line dating service? =P
Seriously, because my dad tought me chess when I must have been 5, then, when I was 7, a friend invited me to his chess club and shortly after I started playing tournaments and etc.
Now, why do I love chess? Because I love using strategy and battle it out with opponents. Beating one in chess is like outsmarting him or her; guess I'm kind of proud. Also, chess is the most complete of all boards game: knowledge (oppennings), strategy (weigh various factors like time, space, power -pieces' values).
This one is indeed one of my main reasons. In chess no one can give you the "you were lucky" line, since luck has nothing to do with it. Whenever you win you'll be certain you deserve it and when you loose just the same. There aren't many other games out there as fair as this one.
The other reason is the "epic mind battle" feel I get when playing. Chess is maybe the most civilized form of human competition and still one of the most brutal. I just love that.
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