Chess Reigns as Kingly Pursuit in Armenia

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Winning Move: Chess Reigns as Kingly Pursuit in Armenia - WSJ.com

    Is chess such a phenomenon anywhere in India?
     
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    Most people I know of can play chess. I wouldn't call it a phenomenon but India does produce great chess players. Current World Champion is also Indian. Vishwanathan Anand.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    I learned from my father. He never lost to me.:truestory:
     
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    Same case here, never once have I beaten my dad.
     
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    The one's I thought chess too, beat me these days :fu:
     
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    I was never beaten in Chess:happy: when playing with my cousin.
     
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    When he gets to the age 5 , he will start beating you. So be patient.
     
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    He is 27 now.:taunt1::taunt1:
     
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    Then lets hope he will learn the chess anytime sooner.
     
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    I love this game, I literally de-addicted myself from it doing yoga and playing simple games like this one :lol:. Now hate even talking about it. I learnt this game when I was 12 years old but my moves where always in reaction to current move of opposite. Now I can plan and anticipate 2-3 moves ahead, when in zone. Tough game it is.
     
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    Can playing chess really make you smart :notsure: :hmm:
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    A much more complex game involving strategy is 'shogi' or Japanese Chess. Similarly the Chinese too have their own variety.
    And yes I have never beaten my father in Chess, but the real champ is my younger bro, he beats my dad and me anytime :okay:

    I believe the modern form of Chess originated from 'Chaturangha', an ancient Indian board game.
     
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    I also learned chess when I was a schoolboy. We call the one " International chess" relative to Chinese "indigenous" chess.

    The distinctive differences include
    * Chinese chess has a border river, which some of roles are not allowed to cross.
    * King and his guards are confined to their "palace" in Chinese chess.
     
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