The Philosophy of Chess Games In Life

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Chess Game History:

No one knows for sure where the chess game came from but from some that I read, the game of chess was first found in Persian and Arab societies but there is some evidence to suggest that chess originated in Egypt. The word "chess" comes from the Sanskrit word "chaturangga" which means four. It is said that in India this game is played by 4 people, unlike the chess game now which is only played by 2 people. This game became popular in Europe. And, by the end of the 15th century, this game escaped the list of games that were banned by the Church. In the modern age comes a chess reference book, then the use of chess hours, as well as a number of rules of the game and great players.

Chess has many philosophies that can be found from chess game elements such as boards + pawns, rules, and players.

The chess game consists of boards with 64 black and white squares. Each part (black or white) has a game arena that is limited and equally large. Every part is strictly forbidden to get out of the game arena before death (death eaten by the opponent). Unless you're emotionless, at least you put it in your opponent's mouth until he dies to choke (really a scary game). So, let's fight to death.
In the game of chess there are two kinds of pawns, black and white. The pieces consist of: king, patih / queen, castle, horse, skater / minister, and pawn. King and queen there is only 1, pawn is 8 (identical to aka kroco aka squad), and the rest 2. Of course every player has the same number of pieces.
From the description above, we can take one of the chess philosophy: fair. The analogy of every leader must have a high sense of justice. Stay sportsmanship with all the limitations you have. Justice is what will determine competing competence. Justice will make the competition run fair play and attractive.


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There are some philosophies that chess has that is very useful for our daily lives, let's follow his review:

• "Never underestimate the person even if the person does not seem to be meaningful" ....this philosophy can be drawn from a pawn, seemingly ordinary and meaningless, often underestimated, and often underestimated its role in the game. But if you can get through all the obstacles and get to the point (the starting point in the field of opposing game) will be able to transform into a much stronger piece like a fortress even queen Similar to our life, even though we are "small" but if we are trying and strong to face trials that are there until the end, then we can become something "big"

• In a chess game the position of skack is a position where we are squeezed for stepping, it takes strategy and decisions that are sure to still be able to continue the game and even reverse the situation.

In life this can be interpreted as circumstances make us squashed and faced with a difficult choice so we have to make a really mature decision. It takes foresight to get through these difficult times and determine the next step in life. Determining the right solution to get out of this difficult time in life is like a game of chess in a skak position.

• In chess games sometimes we have to sacrifice the pieces we have. Of course sacrificing to get something bigger not to sacrifice something, but get a smaller result than what we sacrifice. Of course with a mature calculation, no sacrifice origin

Similarly in life, we sometimes have to sacrifice something to get bigger things. Do not sacrifice anything but get something smaller than we sacrifice. The thing we receive from the sacrifice must be comparable or even beyond what we sacrifice.

• In a game of chess, our goal is to win the game by defeating the king. But to defeat the king takes a long step, and every step should be carefully thought through.

In any life we must have a purpose in life and to achieve it required a long and considerate strategy and step, it should not just think for today only. Must think for the future that may still be far away, because what we do today will greatly determine the results we get later.

• In chess there is a position called skakmat. When faced with the scheme we eventually lost, but we should not give up and try to win the next game. In the real world there is also a name skakmat, like a bankrupt business and so forth. If it goes bankrupt then we must learn from the past experience, without despair to get up again.

• Chess is a unity where between one position and another has a strong bond. So that in daily life we need other people in carrying out our life. Without others we can not live alone.

• In the game of chess, reflected the personality of the player. How the steps we take during the game determine our personality. Do tend to attack but risk being easily defeated, or survive waiting for the right situation, or dynamic by attacking and defending if necessary.

If the game only survive and passive, indicating the character of the player is a quiet person, tend to follow the flow, thank, whatever is there is accepted. There are types of players who attack. It shows a dynamic personality, creative and full of struggle. There is only a small difference in the type of player like this, there is a reckless, fast acting but less calculation, so the risk is very great to fail. While the other part, although dynamic and creative, but remain vigilant and calculate the steps carefully, this is better. Dare to be creative and active in making breakthroughs, but also be careful in testing the initiative.

There is a section in the game of chess which I think has more privileges, it is a "Knight" Horse. Why? Unlike the Queen (some call the Prime Minister) who has unlimited range because it can move diagonally, vertically or horizontally, Horses can only run in the form of the letter "L". But this is what makes it unique and different among others. Horses have the advantage that other pawns are not even queens, that is the ability to jump over other parts. Horse Chess Movement is very flexible and different from other chess pieces that have to "eat" other chess pieces that block their path to keep moving. Horse chess can penetrate barricades that may not be passed by other members of the palace.


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The chess horse lacks a strong ability like the Empress and the Castle in a game of chess, but its limited strength seems to be offset by the equivalent advantages of other pawns. Like a chess horse, there are many different and unique things in the life story. The main point we can take from chess is "we do not have to be the greatest person to succeed, but the most important is how we become special people." Individuals learn to be special, just as special as a chess horse. "The real power does not hit hard, but straight to the point".

By: @alexanderishak


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