Roads to Higher Ratings

Roads to Higher Ratings

Tamap2017
Tamap2017
Nov 30, 2016, 9:13 PM |
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I like to think of the game of chess as the game of life in disguise. We all make mistakes in the game just as in our lives. No one is perfect.

It's a game with loads of tactics and skills. A roller coaster going up and down; we're winning or losing all the time.

Chess is the battle over the board between black and white; and millions of people play this game every day, for weeks, for months, for years, or for decades. I have been playing for almost four years now.

It all started with my big brother on a Saturday (Maybe you've heard of him, his chess.com name is Mikipu28). I was about 11 years old at the time. My brother loves chess like crazy, and besides for my mom who taught him to play, he had no one else to play chess with at home.

So, he tried to convince me to play, But I wasn't interested. Like seriously, who would want to play that boring game?

My brother, Mikipu28, known as one to never give up, kept on insisting until I finally gave in.

He taught me how to move the pieces one by one. The pawns, knights, rooks, bishops, queens and kings.

All the while adding in some chess openings, and tricks here and there.

I played my very first chess games with him; and when we started out playing on the clock he always gave me more time than himself.

Pretty soon it was time for me to take it to the world of chess. He set up an account for me on chesskid.com, and I would play almost every day. Yet, the kids were too good for me and I would always lose :(

But as all chess lovers know, one must never give up 'till the war is done.

Boosts of energy surged through me, as I told myself that I will not continue to lose.

And I didn't. Instead of my rating going down it started to go up. :)

Time went on and I became better and better. I even managed to beat Mikipu28 in 3 of the many chess games we played together!

He kept on telling me that I must make an acount for chess.com, but I was reluctant and too frightened. Thousands of people play on chess.com. What if they're too good for me and I'll never have a chance to win again?

It took me a long time but I finally decided to sign up, and I'm glad I did. It's such a nice website and I love chess.com!!!

So, I would like to give a big shout-out to my big brother, Mikipu28, for introducing me to this wonderful world of chess.

I just can't imagine my life without it.

                                                    

                                                       -Tamap2017