Fathom the Unfathomable

Fathom the Unfathomable

Knightly
Apr 30, 2008, 12:00 AM |
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 Chess is a game of endless proportion. We love this ancient game, because it goes on, and on, and it never bores us. The possibilities on the chess board are positively endless. Why, after just four moves into the game, the combination of possible moves are as numerous as 71,852! Clearly it is a deep and marvelous game, to compel curiosity within all of us. It has been said, “life is too short for chess”, perhaps this is what draws us to the board over and over. Something that can only be fathomed, in a lifetime, we can only scratch the surface. We can only gaze for a short way into the deep waters that make up the mathematical, mysterious, incomprehensible end to the chess spectrum. If we could live on, mastering our chess skills, one wonders how artful we could become at the board. Possibly if not probably, ranging our ratings into the many thousands. Chess seems to me, as limitless, and never ending as the entire universe itself. Spanning as far as the human being can imagine, and then further deepening with every step. Can we fathom our own thoughts? What about the art of chess? Maybe not. . . But while we are here, we can try. . .


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