How does chess affect your life?

Chess is a game for people of all ages. Unlike many other sports, you can play chess at any age; you never have to retire. Age is also not a factor when looking for an opponent.

Chess develops memory. The chess theory is complicated and many players memorize different opening variations. You will learn to recognize different patterns and remember long sequences of moves.

Chess improves concentration. During the game you have only one goal - to checkmate your opponent and win the game.

Chess develops logical thinking. Chess requires understanding the logical strategy. You will learn, for example, that it is important to bring your pieces into play at the beginning, to keep your king safe at all times, not to make any major weaknesses in your position and not to give up your pieces for free. (Though you will occasionally anyway. Mistakes are inevitable, and just like real life, chess is an endless learning process.)

Chess encourages imagination and creativity; it encourages you to be inventive. There are an infinite number of beautiful combinations to discover.

Chess teaches independence; you are forced to make important decisions only through your own judgment.

Chess develops the ability to make predictions and anticipate the consequences of actions. It teaches you to see both ways before crossing the street.

Chess creates self-motivation. It encourages the search for the best move, the best plan and the most beautiful sequence of moves from the endless possibilities.

Chess shows that hard work is rewarded with success, and the more you practice, the better you get. You should be willing to lose and learn from your mistakes. One of Capablanca's greatest players once said: “Most chess players do not like to lose and think that loss is a shame. That is a wrong view. Anyone who strives for completion has to take a close look at his lost games and learn from them what to avoid in the future. "

Chess and science. Chess develops the scientific way of thinking. As you playfully create numerous variations in your mind, you explore new ideas, try to predict their results and interpret the surprising events. You decide on a hypothesis and then make your move and test the whole thing.

Chess and technology. What do chess players do during the game? Like computers, they are occupied with finding the better move in a limited amount of time. They also use a computer as a learning tool.

Chess and math. You don't have to be a genius to figure something out. Chess involves an infinite number of calculations, for example to count the number of attackers and defenders in the case of a simple exchange. And you use your head instead of taking a calculator.

Chess and research. There are millions of chess resources for every aspect of the game. You can even put together your own chess library. In life it is important to know how to find, organize, to use boundless flood of information. Chess gives you an example and opportunity to do just that.

Chess and art. In the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, chess is defined as “an art that comes in the form of a game.” If you thought you could never be an artist, chess proves you were wrong. Chess enables the artist to be hidden within you to unfold. Your imagination will always have enough nourishment from the endless possibilities on the 64 squares. You will paint in your mind pictures of ideal positions and good outposts for your army. As a chess artist you will develop your distinctive style and Develop personality.

Chess and Psychology. Chess is a test of patience, nerves, willpower and concentration. It increases your ability to act on the other. It tests your athleticism in a competitive environment.

Chess improves learning and school grades, and numerous studies have shown that playing chess gives children higher levels of reading, math and learning overall. For all of the reasons mentioned above, chess improves school performance and gives children a better chance to be successful in life.

Chess opens the world for you; you don't have to be a high-level player to take part in various tournaments. Schach provides you with many opportunities to travel not only in Germany but around the world as well. Chess is a universal language and you can communicate with many through the "checkered" level.

Chess allows you to meet a lot of interesting people. You will make lifelong friendships with people you meet through the game of chess.

Chess is cheap. You don't need large and expensive equipment to play chess. In fact, all you need is a game of chess at home to practice with family members, to take to a friend's house, or even to your local neighborhood park to get everyone interested in the game. You can of course also use a computer to train with one of the many chess programs or play online with thousands of people around the world.

CHESS IS FUN! Hey, this isn't exactly one of those board games. No game of chess is ever repeated, which means that you are always creating new ideas in every game. It never gets boring. You always have enough to look forward to. In every game you are the general of an army and you alone decide the fate of your soldiers. You can sacrifice them, exchange them, fortify them, fork them, lose them, defend them, or order them to break any barriers and threaten the enemy king. You have the power!

To sum it all up in three little words: CHESS IS EVERYTHING!