Hey guys, today i wanna share my opinion about one of my favorite game, it is chess game. Since i was a kid, i’ve been interested in this game. He was my father who taught me how to play this game. I learnt it at 8 years old and since then i love this game so much. I love this game because for me this game is not only about the way of your thinking, it also show your maturity.
First of all, let me give you some information about this game. Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard. The chessboard consist of 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces, it is one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. The objective is to ‘checkmate’ the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture.
As i told you before, this game is not only about the way of thinking, of course it’s a strategic game but to win this game you need to consider a lot of things. In this game we will learn about how to make strategy, thinking ahead, patience, flexibility and adaptability, establishing a secure position before making aggressive, and potentially risky, moves, being alert to recognizing and seizing upon unexpected opportunities, considering all possibilities before settling on a single one, even when the “right choice” might appear obvious, deceptively obvious; reining in impulsive decision-making, recognizing when it’s advantageous to keep fighting and when it’s sensible to admit defeat and move on, developing a considered plan of action based on previous experience and theoretical knowledge, studying the opposition and looking for habitual weaknesses, and continuing to learn and improve, even when one has achieved prolonged success.
A smart brain is needed to win this game, but above of all, all you need is experience. It doesn’t matter you have IQ more than 200 if your opponent has a lot of experience in this game, you will definitely lose. By the way, chess has its own method to determined the rating of each player, it is called ELO rating, for me ELO rating is like an IQ score of each player. The higher ELO rating he has, the smarter he play this game.
Do you know???
Do you know who is the legend of chess player?, he is Gerry Kasparov. He is a rusian chess grandmaster. He break his record in 1999 with 2851 of ELO score.
Do you know the best chess playing computer? it is deep blue from IBM which created on may 11, 1997. This computer was capable of evaluating 200 million positions per second. Can you imagine how smart this computer is.
Do you know who is the one who can defeat deep blue? he was Gerry Kasparov in 1997. I can’t imagine how can a human being defeat this super computer.
If chess is a country?
I always thinking, if chess is a country then what piece is our president, our people, our minister and in the end what piece is i am on the chess game, Some people would say president will become the king of chess game, logically it is right considering that this two position is the highest position of each game. But i keep asking who is the queen then?, is she the wife of our president?. how about the rocks, knights, bishops and the pawn, who are they?
I have my own opinion about this thing, ok lets start from the rocks, bishops and knights. They are our minister, our military and the worker. I don’t really care if rocks is like the military, minister is like bishops and vice-versa. All i care about is they have their own contribution of this country. Without them, our country stabilization will be broken.
The second is the queen, who is the queen?, i think our president is the only person who can fulfill this position. In chess, queen has the biggest contribution, it will control while we are attacking and also when we are defending. Playing chess without queen is very hard, and it’s gonna be very hard if your opponent still has his queen and you are not. In a country, it is very hard to control our country without our president. He is the main commander of each country, without him the country will be in a big trouble.
The third is pawn. In my opinion, pawn is like a people in a country. They are so many and its piece of people not contribute a lot to the game. But even the they are not contribute a lot to the game, the other piece keep covering them from our enemy. Even each people not contribute a lot to the country, our ministry, military, worker and our president need to think to protect them. They are hard to use as attacker but they are good as our defender.
The last is the king, who is the one who can completely fill this position?, for me they are the students and our young generation who can fill this position. It doesn’t matter if the worker, military, ministry, president or even the people death. As long our young generation still alive and they have the spirit to defend this country, this country will still exist. Student as a agent of change. They are our future, and a country is nothing without the future.
That is all my opinion about chess. Please telling me if you think i have a wrong opinion.