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Lesson Posted 23 hrs ago Sports Coaching/Chess Coaching

Why play Chess?

Saurabh B.

I have represented India, won prizes in over 10 countries & defeated many chess grandmasters. I have...

Why play Chess? Benefits of playing Chess, how chess is a miniature version of life, how Chess teaches lessons in life to citizens, businesspeople, army, politicians, etc. & how chess teaches to stop terrorism. Chess is a game of intellect, logic & rationalism, a good exercise for the... read more

Why play Chess?

 

Benefits of playing Chess, how chess is a miniature version of life, how Chess teaches lessons in life to citizens, businesspeople, army, politicians, etc. & how chess teaches to stop terrorism.

 

Chess is a game of intellect, logic & rationalism, a good exercise for the essential organ of our body, brain which controls our body. Chess is nothing but handling an organisation. Chess is all about coordination of your resources (chess pieces) & teamwork.

 

Chess teaches to form a strategy to fight & defeat your enemy. Chess teaches us guerrilla warfare like how Shivaji defeated the powerful Mughals with a small army. It teaches unity among yourself to remain powerful.

Most crucial thing taught by chess is strategic planning. You have to make a plan to attack your opponent & then execute it. Chess teaches that a small, powerless pawn becomes a powerful queen when it reaches the last rank. In real life, you must never consider any person as inferior because he can become great tomorrow. Modi, Ambani, Obama, etc. were all ordinary during their youth but became legends by proper planning of their resources & implementation.

 

Three greatest things taught by Chess to our army & politicians are:

 

Without killing enemy’s army in retaliation or without sacrificing your army, you can never defeat him.

Non-violent methods like hunger strikes can never stop terrorism but will lead to your death

The only way to stop terrorism is to counter-attack in self-defence because if you keep defending all time, you are most likely to either lose or at the maximum, draw(tie) & stop enemy but will never be able to defeat him.

 

Chess teaches us priorities. The most important pieces in chess like King & queen must be guarded first, even at the cost of other small pieces. Same way, your priorities in life must be clear. Your work must be directed towards your goals. You must first define your priorities in life like what’s the most important among whether you want to become a good person & help the society, you want to earn money, you want to pursue your hobbies, your family life, your friends, etc.

 

Chess teaches sacrifice. We have to give away small pieces like pawns to kill opponent’s queen. Same way, in life, we have to sacrifice small pleasures & greed to achieve long-term goals.

 

Chess teaches us logical thinking & reasoning. Today, people are brainwashed by religious superstitions & believe in miracles & magic. They have stopped rational thinking. Chess teaches that there is no magic. What you sow, so shall you reap. If you execute a plan perfectly, you will win the game. Same way, if you work smart & hard, nobody can stop you from succeeding in life but if you go behind superstitions in the name of God without asking for the reason behind it, you are diverting away from your goals & your failure is certain.

 

Chess teaches innovative thinking & creativity. Education systems today are focussed on marks leading to the rat race. Chess teaches you to think differently & uniquely out of the box which improves your lateral thinking skills developing your brain.

 

Chess improves focus, concentration & visualisation which help in studies, in your job & every field.

 

Chess teaches to punish enemy’s weaknesses. You must perfectly know your strength’s & your enemy’s weakness. Only then, can you exploit your enemy & defeat him.

 

Another important tactic taught by chess is to give apology & save yourself to avoid danger. If your powerful queen is attacked by a small pawn in chess, the best way is to come back to save the queen. Similarly, in life, don’t waste your time, energy & money in small fights but get over it & focus on big ambitions. When Shivaji was imprisoned in Agra by Aurangzeb, he apologised & ran away & further strengthened himself because he knew Aurangzeb was too strong to fight at that time. Even freedom fighter Savarkar apologised to British after fighting against them & got released instead of being in jail for whole life & strengthened the nation after getting out from prison.

 

Chess is a game full of concepts & principles like double attack, discovered check, forks, etc. & what to do & what not. Even our life should be full of beliefs & values. Humanity, truth, self-esteem, pride, etc. have to be followed at any cost. Same way, it’s our duty to contribute to the society & fight against superstitions, terrorism, slave mentality, corruption, etc

 

Scientific reason why to play chess:

 

Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, one which develops mental abilities used throughout life: Chess stimulate the growth of dendrites, the bodies that send out signals from the brain’s neuron cells. With more dendrites, neural communication within the brain improves & becomes faster. Think of your brain like a computer processor. The tree-like branches of dendrites fire signals that communicate to other neurons, which makes that computer processor operate at a fast, optimal state.

 

Both the left & right hemispheres of the brain become highly active. Chess increases your IQ, memory & helps old people to remain mentally fit after retiring from their jobs. Chess increases problem-solving skills, abstract reasoning, pattern recognition, analysis, synthesis, evaluation & critical thinking. Chess develops prefrontal cortex, the area responsible for judgment, planning & self-control improving decision making. Chess develops exceptional motor skills in individuals who have the disability or have suffered a stroke or other physically debilitating accident. This form of rehabilitation requires the motion of chess pieces in different directions (forward, backward, diagonally forward motion, diagonally retrograde motion), which can help develop & fine-tune a patient’s motor skills, while the mental effort required to play the game can improve cognitive & communication skills. Playing can also stimulate deep concentration and calm, helping to centre and relax patients who are experiencing different degrees of anxiety.

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Answered on 03 Apr Sports Coaching/Swimming

May I know swimming classes near to me?

Fitso Seals - Heated Swimming Pool

Hi Darren, may I know in which location are you looking for?
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Lesson Posted on 05 Apr Sports Coaching/Chess Coaching

First Lesson in Foundation Course.

Abhijit Chutia

I am an International Fide Rated Chess Player with highest ELO rating of 2044.I provide coaching for...

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Lesson Posted on 05 Apr Sports Coaching/Chess Coaching

Follow these 10 golden rules to start a chess game

Deepak Batra

I have over four years experience of teaching chess to beginners and intermediate players. I have been...

Follow these ten golden rules to start a chess game Open with a centre pawn. Develop with threats. KNIGHTS before BISHOPS. DON'T move the same piece twice. Make as FEW PAWN MOVES as possible in the opening. DON'T bring out your QUEEN too early. CASTLE at the earliest, preferably on the KING... read more

Follow these ten golden rules to start a chess game

  • Open with a centre pawn.
  • Develop with threats.
  • KNIGHTS before BISHOPS.
  • DON'T move the same piece twice.
  • Make as FEW PAWN MOVES as possible in the opening.
  • DON'T bring out your QUEEN too early.
  • CASTLE at the earliest, preferably on the KING SIDE.
  • Always play to gain control of the centre.
  • Try to maintain at least ONE PAWN in the centre.
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Lesson Posted on 27 Feb Sports Coaching/Chess Coaching

Bishop Knight Checkmate

Prince Kumar

One of most difficult checkmates for players on the board. However, if you understand the concept it is not that complicated. This video of mine explains how it is done with most simple explanation. read more

 

 

One of most difficult checkmates for players on the board. However, if you understand the concept it is not that complicated. This video of mine explains how it is done with most simple explanation.

 

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Answered on 21 Mar Sports Coaching/Boxing

I am Ravikumar, 21 years old, interested to become a boxer. How many years does it takes to become a... read more

I am Ravikumar, 21 years old, interested to become a boxer. How many years does it takes to become a pro if I start now and is this the correct age to start?

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Saqib Rabbani

Trainer

Hello Mr. Ravi , Any person physically fit and between the ages of 18 and 36 can become a boxer. However, the preparation period is long and quite demanding. It includes daily training to condition the body and learn the techniques necessary for the sport. Motivated candidates can eventually become professionals... read more

Hello Mr. Ravi , Any person physically fit and between the ages of 18 and 36 can become a boxer. However, the preparation period is long and quite demanding. It includes daily training to condition the body and learn the techniques necessary for the sport. Motivated candidates can eventually become professionals and gain the fame and fortune that comes with winning matches. They say it takes at least 3 years in the making of a boxer. That said, you could become a fully trained boxer by the age of 24 05 25.

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Answered on 20 Feb Sports Coaching/Cricket Coaching

D.KIRAN KUMAR

Per day one session in the evening, bound to be Rs. 15000 - Rs 20000.
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Answered on 13 Jan Sports Coaching

Saaikumar

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Answered on 14/09/2017 Sports Coaching/Swimming Health and Fitness/Fitness

Hello, I am fitness freak person. When I started gym I suffered from a backache. Then shifted my focus... read more
Hello, I am fitness freak person. When I started gym I suffered from a backache. Then shifted my focus to running but due to my pronated foot, I am not able to pursue that passion as well. The doctor suggested me to learn swimming. I am willing to learn it but as I am working professional, 10 AM to 7 PM job does not allow me to attend swimming classes which are generally between 10 AM to 6 PM. Suggest me a solution or any alternative sport which I can learn in this odd timings and be fit. read less

Praveenkumar Miriyala

Gym And Swimming Instructor

Hi Jeet, swimming is one the best ways to keep fit with ample amount of exertion. I good time to begin classes is from 7:30am to 8:30AM, giving you enough time to get ready for office. You can always do on weekends on a regular basis as well. For further tips feel free to reach out to me at @
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