Can Anyone Learn How to Play Chess?

By Frank Coutinho | May 07, 2018
Photo by: Pexels Is the game of chess still relevant today?

Chess is definitely one of the oldest and most well-known games in the world. Chess can be played by anyone, regardless of their intellectual abilities, age, or the language they speak, and can, therefore, be played by people from all over the world. Despite being In an age where old traditions are quickly being replaced with new technologically involved activities such as videos and virtual reality, it is surprising that tens of thousands of people from across the globe learn chess every year.

Unfortunately for the game of chess and chess enthusiasts alike, many TV shows and movies have portrayed chess as a difficult game. However, if people actually take the time to understand the game, they will often find that learning the rules of chess is actually a simple task, and can be learned at any age. There are only six different pieces, each with their own special moves and abilities. The game of chess simply requires you to force your opponent's King (one of the six pieces) into a position where he can be captured. All in all, there are only a few rules, and these rules can be learned in a matter of hours. Despite the simplistic rules, many people still consider chess to be a boring and intimidating game that is only played by very smart people with high IQs and nerds. However, this is very far from the truth.  Chess is very easy to learn, and the best part is that it can be played on several different levels depending on your level of experience playing the game. New players of the game of chess, for example, can play with other new and inexperienced players and can get the same amount of excitement as experiences pros get from this game.

 

There are also several positive quality traits that you can learn from chess including patience (the strategies and tactics you implement do take some time to execute fully), continual growth and improvement (unlike many physical sports, you do not have to be a "natural" or physically gifted to play chess well), make you a better person (Chess requires you to think about each move you make before it is made), becoming independent and to think for yourself (Chess teaches independence. Players must think on their own and must make their own decisions).

 

Today, it is easier more than ever to play chess. There are countless websites that allow you to play chess online for free. Even after you have purchased your chess set, there are no maintenance costs - unless you lose pieces! If you want to learn more chess strategies there are many websites online that can help you. If you are unsure which type of chess set you would like to purchase, there are many online resources available for you to learn from with the click of a button. Even if you want to watch the best chess masters in the world play chess for free you can do that with YouTube. There is no time like the present to enjoy playing chess, and we would encourage you to at least give it a try. Best of luck!

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