How I Learned to Play Chess

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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Make One Great Move

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. 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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