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Most Common Questions About Chess

January 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 217

Although you certainly do have your choice of games, one that should never be overlooked is the game of chess. In some form or another, chess has been around for thousands of years, and it is still played today by those who enjoy it as a pastime as well as those who are very passionate about the game. If you're just getting started with the game, it is likely that you're going to have some questions about how it is played as well as about some of the additional items that may be included with the game. Understanding the basics can certainly go a long way in helping you to make the most of this pastime. Here are a few of the more common questions that are asked.

One of the most common questions has to do with the skill that is necessary in order to play the game. Although you certainly are going to have the grandmasters that seem to know absolutely everything about the game, it is not necessary for you to know everything in order to get started. All that is really necessary is for you to understand the basics of the game, which include the movements of the pieces and the general rules. The most important thing for you to do when you're starting out is to play with someone that is fairly matched with you. This can help you to get a feel for the game and to get more of an understanding through playing. It also helps to keep the discouragement to a minimum because there is nothing quite as bad as losing each and every time you play a game of chess.

Another question that often comes up has to do with buying chess sets and boards. Sooner or later, you're going to want to own your own chess board, and when that day comes, you may have difficulty choosing. If I can give you one piece of advice, it would be to avoid getting too fancy with the board. There are going to be some variations that are available that may be to your benefit, but choosing something that is outside of the standard may not be the best choice. This is especially true when it comes to the pieces, so when you buy a chess set, you will want to make sure that you get one with the standard pieces and not one that has specialty items. As far as the board is concerned, this allows for a little bit of play provided you choose one that is sized properly for the pieces that you purchase.

Finally, many people ask where they can begin playing if they don't have somebody that is evenly matched. There are typically going to be tournaments that go on in your area and also some casual play that may take place at a bookstore or other location. Try asking a local chess club to see where these take place. They will not only be able to help you to find a place where you can play chess, they will help you to match up with somebody who has skills that are similar to yours.

Keng Fung is the author of this article about chess sets and boards games. He has a online business offering unique chess and board games. He loves to travel around the world to buy chess set and offers it on his website.

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