Series: How Chess Resembles Life: The Enigma of Chess

Sir_Gawain
Sep 19, 2008, 12:00 AM |
3 | Tactics

The Enigma of Chess 

Chess, as with human design, presents the mystery of allowing sufficient time and space, or more accurately, comprehending one's limitations.  Much like driving a car, one learns the benefits or consequences of allowing sufficient distance between vehicles as to provide sufficient time for reaction.   

Human design, as does chess, provides symmetry in the form of blessed duality -- two hands, two arms, two eyes, two ears, two feet.  In likeness, chess provides pairs of knights, rooks and bishops. The key to survival on the chessboard is relative to a player's ability to synchronize this cushion of duality into spacial probability and operational harmony, versus its more focalized (and more critical) destiny, singular finality.  Each player must constantly weigh the proximity of material, time, and space in proportion to one's degree of aggressiveness as to elasticize the difference between 'concept' and 'reality', moreover, freedom versus terminal entrapment.   -- Stan Kern
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