What is the best reason for playing chess?

What is the best reason for playing chess?

Sep 24, 2011, 11:17 PM |

What is the best reason for playing chess?

Every day a few chess players ask me this question. At first, I was mystified by this question. But finally, my reply is "When you play chess, you just don't move the piece. You control it, and to the pieces you like a god. Any command you do, bad or good, is your choice." (I'm a bad quoter and the quote is a little of topic. Tongue out) But many more GM's think the best reason to play chess is:

"The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the 'Laws of Nature', and the player on the other side is hidden for us." -Thomas Huxley

"On the chess board lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie;the merciless fact, culminating a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite. Our litte chess is one of the sanctuaries, where this principle of justice has occasionally had to hide to gain sustenance and a respite, after the army of mediocrities had driven it from the market-place." -Emanuel Lasker

Enough quotes for now. Another reason for playing chess is to enjoy the games you played. For example, this game here:

(You can do the puzzle here if you want to. If you don't get it, you can always press "solution" and then "Move List".)

What do you think about the puzzle? Fascinating? How about the next puzzle?

I hope you thought the 2nd puzzle was as good as the last one. And Even though Fischer played the first one, he'll definitely be proud to play the second one.

My points is that anyone (including you) can play a well- thought game like the two puzzles, you can also record, save, and enjoy the games you or anyone else played.

My final reason is because of the losses you have in chess. To be like Lasker, Fischer, or Kaprov, you can lose nearly hundreds of games before you get any better. you actually learn from your losses more than your victories. Even a loss can still be satisfying if it contributes to a greater understanding of your games.

i hope all of you liked my blog. You can comment down below what you think is the best reason.