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INTRODUCTION

 

In the board game of life, we are each chess players. Every one of us has all the pieces we need in life but what matters is how the pieces are played. Life is a competitive game where all our pieces are at risk of being taken from us, all the things we hold dear. To not fall into this risk, you have to develop strategies to keep you winning.

There is a chance of losing. The difference for those who have continued to show prowess in life is how they have managed to come through some losses and still protect the most important things in their lives, the king.

For those who enjoy the chess game, you might have noticed the very strong similarities between the game you play and the issues of life. You might have played and achieved master status; there is a lesson in this game you so much love.

For those who have no idea of how the game of chess is played, you’d learn to love it and maybe you would desire to play it and carry its attributes to issues relating to life. Like most sports game, the game of chess gives you a description of the technicalities that life presents. It provides a problem and the players compete against themselves to ensure they tackle the problems in good fate.

The chess board consists of a sequence of squares in sixty four squares with players, two at a time and thirty two pieces each of them having their relative style of play and function. The end goal though, which each player seeks to reach is the protection of the king piece by using virtually all the skills of the remaining fifteen pawns on each side.

Each player begins with sixteen pieces apiece; one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops and eight pawns, each piece type moving differently with the objective being to ‘checkmate’ the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. The game can be won by voluntary resignation which occurs when one player loses too much pieces or a checkmate or still a draw may result.

Chess strategy consists of setting and achieving long-term positioning advantages during the game while tactics concentrate on immediate maneuver. These two work hand in hand as the strategic goals are mostly achieved through tactics.

As you read this book, you will appreciate the lesson this novel game of life presents. You can be sure to learn one or more principles that will pedestal you to an even greater height. Read and be inspired into another realm in the game of life.

Benjamin franklin, former president of the United States wrote of the chess game. The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of mind, useful in the course of human life are to be acquired and strengthened by it so as to become habits ready in all occasions. For life is a kind of chess in which we often have points to gain and competitors or adversaries to contend with and which there a variety of good and ill events is.