Intricate Chess

The game for kings and military strategists. Adored by mathematicians with a touch of history, an elegance if art, an infinity of calculations and endless permutations, good for body mind and spirit. Criminals and justices if the highest court through the ages remain enthralled by chess.

One sure way of loosing in chess is to avoid asking strategic questions. Why am I moving this piece, what will happen if I move this piece, what weaknesses will I create? Is the move creating for me obvious weaknesses? Many a chess player while in a greedy pursuit of his opponent has found himself checkmated. In his pursuit he or she forgot a critical lesson or question of leaving the rear unattended.

Gary Kasparov did the world great service with his book, “Life is like Chess.” We can also include other important works that are like chess: business and love.