At the beginning of this year 2011, Poesh Wonder and I began reminiscing of ways we use to expand our minds.Hip Hop Culture is more than just writing rhymes and laying beats. We both agreed that Chess was a game that taught us great life skills along with being fun to play. Nether of us have played chess in the last 3 years, and could easily see the difference in our lifestyle with out it. We needed to get back to playing regularly. So why not start our own club? We call it the NXPW Wi-Fi Chess Club. We play 24/7 at our own pace by having a open game going all the time. The Wi-Fi or 4G conveniently allows us to make a move when we have the time to, unlike sitting at a table playing. A push notification let’s us know when it’s the other persons turn. We talk smack through the online chat messaging. And invite our friends and fans to the club through Facebook and Twitter. All you need to be a member is a iPhone and the App. “Chess With Friends”. (Blackberry and Droid Apps. are coming soon) Enter our usenames “nex_millen” and “juani sucio” and let’s get a game going. It’s free, fun and mentally stimulating.
It can be intimidating for a new chess player to take on such an extensive and storied game. Chess has been the standard for all strategic games for over 1000 years, with millions of people playing the game across the entire world. For those who do not know how to play chess, the many strategies and tactics involved with the game of chess can be overwhelming. To them, it is too difficult and disconcerting to learn a game that has been around for so long that websites are dedicated to the strategies and tactics of the game.
That being said, it is not that difficult to learn chess. The basic rules of the game are simple enough for children to learn. As such, any person, regardless of previous experience, can learn chess. Most players learn how to play chess through experience and practice. When looked at as a game played at many different skill levels, learning the game of chess is not as difficult as it may initially seem. It does take a lot of time to become an advanced player, however, but this is the nature of the game. Any person who has the desire to learn chess likely understands the impact that chess can have on the brain. The infinite amount of positions and situations that can be experienced in the game is what confuses and intimidates most players. Just as with anything in the world requiring skill and experience, learning how to play chess starts with the basics. Chess skills are built through repetition and practice, so don’t get frustrated!
Keep these tips in mind when you learn chess:
Patience is the most important thing when learning to play a new game. Although chess can become very complicated, it is important to remember that it is, in essence, a simple game. Start from the beginning by learning the capabilities of each piece and playing as many games as you can. Do not become frustrated if you are not winning. After all, everybody has to start somewhere!
By continually playing games, you will slowly build up your mental library of situations. Play as many games as possible, as each game allows you to better understand chess positions. It will also get you more confident as you begin to win games.
Similar to the tip above, practice allows you to learn what works and what doesn’t work in a game of chess. Practice specific strategies and tactics to find a playing style that fits you. Practice against as many different players as possible, as new styles and higher skill levels will only improve your game. Also remember to study strategies and tactics to increase your knowledge of the game.
4. Play with friends
Make learning how to play chess a fun experience by engaging your friends in the game. The best possible situation of learning how to play chess is to play with a close friend who is also learning. This way, you can grow and learn together, keeping the competition level equal and helping each other understand the game of chess.