Chess: Behind the Board

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Manuel A. Morillo

Chess is the game of kings. Once played by royals and aristocrats everywhere it has become the staple sport for intellectuals around the globe. On the outside, this timeless game with an almost infinite amount of possible moves and combinations seems complex and daunting. In reality, behind its intimidating grid the game is an amazing teacher. It teaches its players patience and tactics as well as other extremely important life skills. Behind the board the game teaches its students how to make use of their creativity, how to think, how to become more intelligent, how to problem solve, and how to focus. The seemingly simple game of 32 pieces and a checkered board is a wonder even to this day. I urge everyone to experience the game for themselves and reap the benefits of chess that can only be found behind the board!