Basic Chess Openings For Kids: Play Like A Winner From Move One Book Pdf zepgord
Drawing on his own experiences as a pawn counselor, Charles invites us to look at our games of chess with three new insights: 1. To win at chess you must think far ahead of the game. 2. Unless you do, you will lose. 3. In order to win you must anticipate your opponent’s moves before they occur. Charles also shares what I would call, the most important of all three. Each of us is pawns — players in a vast game of chess. As pawns we don’t have power or authority or ability. We can move only one square at a time, but by thinking far ahead of our position, we will be able to change the entire game, position by position. I do know this much. I used to play chess. My father, a diplomat in the American embassy in Prague, taught me chess. It was an important tool for a spy. I would play him in our apartment every week. We would play until midnight. I was in awe of my father. I would learn more from him every time. Because I was taught chess, and my father was a strong player, the game of chess became a game of domination, a game of power and authority. It was a game I played, not a game I watched. I am a true believer in the power of the mind. I’ve learned to think in chess, just as I’ve learned to think in math. You can take the same problem, the same set of facts, and solve it differently each time. I used to play chess, but I didn’t understand the game until much later in life. I didn’t understand that it was a game of manipulation. I believed that I was playing to win. As a pawn, I was playing my role. I was moving forward, but my role was limited. I was using the gift of chess to learn how to manipulate. Later in life, I learned about the book Pawns on a Chessboard by Marshall McLuhan. The author states that the game of chess is “an extended metaphor” for thinking. It’s a classic example of why we play. I love chess because it is about thinking. We can move only one square at a time, but by thinking far ahead of our position, we will be able to change the entire game, position by position.