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A game of chess

June 2, 2011 4 comments

Today, enjoyed a game of chess with my daughter.   She has improved and is now understanding the moves better.  Chess is a great way of unwinding and relaxing.   The object of the game is to capture the other player’s king.  When the king is checkmated,  the game is over.  The opening game, the line of defence, the middle game and the end game are important in a game of chess. Chess also has important life lessons:

  1. It is important to have a goal in mind:  The objective of the game is to capture the other players king.  It is important to focus on this goal while planning your moves
  2.  Analyse before making a decision: It is important to analyse your moves with respect to the position of the opponents pieces before executing a move.  Every possibility has to be weighed and the outcome has to be analysed. This teaches us to be patient and not to be too hasty when making important choices.
  3. Live according to your core values:  In chess it helps to develop and centralize your pieces to give you an advantage.  This is akin to our core values in life by which we live.
  4. Independence: Chess teaches children to become independent in making decisions.  They have to plan and think on every move.
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