Chess has grown to be one of the most popular games that people play. The reasons for this are manifold – and we’ll learn more about them in another article – but for now, we will share some ideas on some of the ways in which you can play chess.
In a strict sense, the game of chess can be played by two players on a chess board with chess figurines, and, optionally, a chess timer. This is the main way in which you can play chess, and most people agree that this offers the best chess experience. Of course, you can meddle with some of the surroundings – you can play chess home or outside, you can use various designs of chess boards and pieces – and you can set different ways to measure the time on your chess clock. But for the basic game of chess, all you need is a chess board, chess figurines, and another person that’s willing and able to play chess.
The next option for you to play chess in is on the internet. The internet has been a major factor in the explosion of popularity of the game of chess, as it makes it very easy for you to sit down and pick up the game of chess. What you will need to do in most cases is to create an account on some of the most popular chess websites, such as chess.com for an example, and then you will have to option of finding chess players from all around the world and playing with them.
The added benefit of the internet is contained in the latter part of the previous sentence – it gives you the opportunity to play with people from all around the world. All of these people have different understandings of the game of chess, and they are differently abled in their playstyles. So, you will have the luxury that no other chess-champion of the previous centuries has had – the use of the internet for finding chess players all around the world. As you may realize, you will be able to use the internet for the purpose of improving your skill, and you will be able to do this in a much more efficient way. Of course, regular, real-world chess is the staple, and it can teach you things that the internet cannot. But the internet does indeed offer many benefits that are unavailable in conventional chess playing.
Finally, another way in which you can play chess, that is often ignored by chess players – is on your own. That’s right, you can play chess on a board with pieces with no opponent at the opposite side. Don’t scoff at this idea as something that a lonely person that has nothing better to do in life would partake. It’s said that the legendary chess grandmaster, and one of the greatest chess players in history, Bobby Fischer, practiced on his own in an isolated room for his “game of the century” matches against Boris Spassky.
So, these are some of the most important ways in which you can enjoy the game of chess. Get right to it!