Chess is a very popular board game that is played by two players. It is basically a strategy game that is played on a chessboard, a checkered game board made up of 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. This game is practically played by millions of people all over the world.
In recent times, game developers have produced an online version of this classic board game. It is practically the same with the traditional board game; the main difference is that this is available online and you can play it against a computer or perhaps another person who is also online.
Chess is indeed a very mind-blowing game. It needs an effective strategy in order to be able to outsmart your opponent. Each player has 16 chess pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 bishops, 2 knights, 2 rooks and 8 pawns. These pieces have their own way of moving. It is very important for a player to know all the possible moves of each of the pieces in order to effectively play the game. When playing the game, each of the players will alternately move a single piece until one eventually loses. Losing the game means the king of the opponent has been trapped or “checkmate” wherein there are no more moves available that can prevent it from being eaten.
By playing chess, one can definitely develop their mental ability to its fullest efficiency because this game requires the player to think of ways in order to effectively win the game with the least moves possible.