The game of chess has more fans and more people wishing to learn than ever before, thanks to the TV series which featured on Netflix recently called the Queen’s Gambit. This has proved to be a fantastic marketing tool for the game and it is something which a great many people are looking to do during lockdown. There are so many reasons why we should learn to play this fantastic game, which we are going to look into today.
Guides and Lessons
There is more help and support out there than ever before and this means that beginners can get access to so much support. Chess gurus like Roger Wolfson often post videos with lessons and tips which you can follow, and there is also a huge amount of automated support as well, which helps you to get into the nitty gritty of the game.
Of course because of the fact that we live in the digital age, it is no longer necessary for us to even have a board or pieces in order to play chess. The online world will provide you with both a board and people to play against. If you wish then you can play against the computer or alternatively you could play against others from all over the world, playing people at a similar rank to you.
We are all sick and tired of this lockdown and the pandemic, and any hobby which you take on should certainly be one which eats up a lot of time. This is absolutely what you will find with this game. It is relatively simple to recognize how each piece moves, but mastering the game and tactics is essentially a life’s work, and this is why you can be sure that it will take up a huge amount of your time.
Physical exercise is one thing, but it is completely another thing entirely to work out your mind. Again this is something which isn’t always easy at home, and there is often far simpler ways for us to spend our time which doesn’t involve too much mental dexterity. This however is a game which is seriously going to test your grey matter. Not only will you be mentally sharp, but chess also helps with to burn some calories too, such is the work that your brain will be doing.
Ultimately chess is just a great game which tests your intellect and your speed of thought. No two games are the same and that is what ensures that this is a game which is fully entertaining and which will very much keep you on your toes as you are playing. This is a far better game to learn than most, and that is because of the extra level of thought and planning which you have to have when playing too win.
Why not give it a go whilst you are in lockdown?
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