Chess Is Life

Jul 30, 2008, 7:49 AM |
    Ever since I first learned how to play chess, I have heard one repetitive theme over and over again. "It's just a game". No matter how frustrated you get when you lose, or how pumped you get when you win, it's still just a game right? I'm standing here today to disagree with that statement. Chess is so much more then a game. It's more then a sport. It's more then a distraction. Chess is life.
    From the moment I started playing chess, I started to look at life through completely different eyes. No longer do I drift from point A to point B. Now every facet of my life has become a goal to which tactics and strategy can conquer. Chess, like life teaches you that you sometimes you have to move backward in order to advance forward. It has taught me to follow through with strategic steps in order to accomplish anything I need accomplished. Chess is order amongst disorder. At the end of the day isn't that what life is? You try to bring some semblance of order in a World preoccupied with disorder.
    For me personally, Chess is very emotional. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. Who among us can deny the feeling of being completely mentally drained after playing a few challenging games? After a few intense sessions I find my self needing to visit eyelid theatre. Why do I put so much stress and importance on the game? Because as stated previously, chess is life. Chess parallels life. If you are not putting everything you have into your games, then your probably not putting everything you have into life. Why do anything half-assed? If your going to do something, do it right.
    Well there you have it. This is my formal introduction into the world of You now know why I play chess and why chess is important. I think I'll leave it there for now kids. Keeping checking back as more informative and entertaining snippets will appear here in the weeks and months to follow.
Bye for now........