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Chess: The Battle of Minds



Chess is the Gymnasium of the mind! -Blaise Pascal
Chess is everything: art, science, and sport. It's the game of minds, game of planning, the game of threats and riddles.


In the amidst lockdown, Netflix's series "The Queen's Gambit" has brought back the lost charm of chess and has spurred the popularity of chess. Online chess has attracted innumerable people this lockdown.


Chess.com -a chess server website has added around 1 million new members each month since the lockdowns began in March. And nearly 2.8 million in November alone. In the same month, over 78 million standard chess games took place on lichens- a gratuitous online chess server, compared to half as many in November 2019.


It has so many perks. So Why not Chess??


It ascends the ability to develop absolute strategies and plans. one wrong move could nullify forty good ones. A strategic mind makes one more productive and is a life savior in academics and workspaces.


Playing chess is a rigorous brain workout. It is one of the few games that use both the left and right sides of the brain, thereby enhancing the overall functioning.


The game of chess requires players to learn various combinations of moves and strategies, which helps in enhancing one's memory. Experienced players get their hand over the right time to use their tactics.


It improves cognitive abilities. The game trains one to pick out patterns, identify the opponent's move and approach the problem differently.


It increases focus and reduces Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, which is the need of the hour for a minimalist.


It teaches one to stay calm and take critical decisions under pressure.


Say: Yes to the Chess