Having played this wonderfully frustrating "game" since preteen years..'tis NO mere "game" at all. IF you call it so, you must not play all that much.. read about epic matches of grandmasters
aka...Bobby Fischer !
But just a game, it's HARDLY SO Considering the almost endless strategies and infinite moves, even "BIG BLUE" a super computer & chess programs will struggle to compete against Grand Masters..As a true professional, is that "human element" !
NO other "game" is as beguiling, their careers are destined for greatness...their "craft": by using 16 of the 32 pcs. on a checkerboard of 64 squares & a cool looking dual face time clock that tracks each players time moving.. wow!
Maybe whole countries- Should play ea. other; the winning stakes could be financial reparations, arms concessions, lower tariffs on imports..
(my wish) STOP needless & pointless violence, be it: Abortions , racial, religious or tribal persecution! agree?
...& there's also something called "Chess Boxing" it snuck into being recently w/o anyone realizing it's a thing? (look it up )You actually box your chess opponent, then play a few moves of chess ! REALLY ... sorta wierd & fascinating @ the same time! say a player gets sucker punched, aka his/her "bell" is rung, how the heck do you expect a good strategic move if your cranium is so jarred like a marshmallow?
I guess you lose in the boxing ring & git checkmated too.
Challenge Me...when I don't have a full 12 gms stacked up. No, not to boxing? I don't punch, but my skills, however; might "sting like a 'BEE" ...
.. I'm also willing to chat about the game, help beginners? If from America, maybe discuss the 2020 election coming this November.. please GO VOTE! Also anything current happening in your neck of the woods or ask me of mine. Peace out