Part 3 Mighty bishop pair against the king Hello dear...
Hello Dear Readers,
Open up your web browser and search for the benefits of chess. There will be a plethora of links, articles and stories that pop up.
Yes. But what you’re going to realize at the end of this article is-
As famously quoted by the great Robert Fischer,
“Chess is war over the board, and the only object is to crush the opponent’s mind.”
Well, chess is a reflection of the above description. It showcases how life imitates chess.
More than just knocking over a few pieces and sitting across the 64 squares, you live a virtual battle, see it through your own eyes and experience the relentless pressure from your opposition.
Patiently looking for the corridor of opportunity, you wait for the moment to unleash your threats. It’s psychological warfare, immaculate anticipation and above all, a quest for triumph.
It’s an opportunity that we, as chess players, present to ourselves in getting better at conceptualising plans, executing them and outplaying the person sitting across us. The more ‘wars’ we fight, the better we get, the only difference being, we combat a new war every time we make our first move.
There is a reward for a contest that is fiercely contested and fought equally hard by both sides; the game ends in a draw.
This again, may come about in a case where you save half a point from a relatively weaker position, or also lose half a point from a superior position implying that it’s never over until it’s actually over.
As it is quite popularly said –
it doesn’t matter if you go wrong at some point, the one who makes the last mistake, is the one who pays the price.
The experiences teach us to live in the present because no matter what,
there will always be new tides flowing towards us and,
all we should do is try and sail through!
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