I think everyone in this world knows how to play chess. We all know how the pieces move and played once or twice against a friend or two, and lost!
Chess was a high IQ level game to me and I never thought I would actually learn to play well enough to beat a computer, let alone a human opponent. This is my journey of how I learned to play chess for real.
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Some time ago I went down from 800 to 700 rating in chess over the course of a week. It was devastating and dangerous!
Once you are on a slope, you could end up on a losing streak and soon you can lose hundreds of rating points. It happened with my brother. He went from 800 to 500 over a few weeks and got to the point of quitting chess altogether.
I don’t want that to happen to me.
So I stopped playing chess for 2 days.
Chess.com sent me a notification saying: “Hey you haven’t played in 2 days, come back!“
It was my first time quitting my chess-playing streak in a year.
So I went back to playing and this time I had a simple goal.
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