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Chess for the Peoples with Brains

Now-a-days many indoor games are evolved with time but traditional game “Chess” originated in India was evolved about two thousand years ago. There are few simple rules to play this game but just following these mandatory rules won’t make you play the game efficiently. Like just reading the driving manual won’t get you to know about do’s and don’ts about driving, same way reading about chess won’t make you a good player. So along with knowing and applying the rules you also need to make strategies while using your brain and pay maximum concentration. That’s why it’s the game for the people with brains.
Chess can be played between 2 players or two opponents.Chess board contains 64 square blocks of alternate black and white color. Each player on either side has sixteen pieces which includes a King ,a Queen,2 Rooks,2 Bishops,2 Knights and 8 Pawns . The arrangement of pieces made such that both Rooks are placed at the corners on the first row for each player, followed by a Knights to each rook of same color. Then comes the bishop followed by Queen who always resides on her own matching color with the king next to it. The second row consists of all pawns and the arrangement is same on either side.
All six different pieces move differently and they cut off the pieces of their opponent by capturing the opponent’s piece. The most important King is one of the weakest piece as it can just move one step in either direction. Then comes the Queen, the most powerful among all pieces, as she can move straight to any direction as far as possible. The Rook may move as far as it wants to in any direction but not diagonally where Bishop can move as many blocks but diagonally only. Then comes the Knight which is different from all other as it moves in “L” direction. Two moves straight and a right angled move to either side and it is only one piece which can move over the other pieces. Last but not the least comes the Pawns, the unusual, as it moves in different path and captures in different path. It moves forward one block but at the start of the game it can move two blocks. It captures diagonally only and it has the special ability to interchange with any piece once it reach the other side of the board.
Along with entertainment and time pass chess has other benefits too, as it helps in developing the logical thinking and it also promotes imagination and creativity. Chess teaches independence when you are forced to take critical decisions at tensed situation which also make us able to take tough decisions in our real life also. Chess is great game to play for children as it can help in development of brain at an early age. Parents should encourage their children to play chess along with outdoor games.
So keep playing chess and keep your mind healthy throughout the life.