Before Making a Move, Check for a Mate to Help
Aside from a chalkboard with Chinese algebra, chess may be the hardest board to read.
Like most kids in 1993, Searching for Bobby Fischer had a profound effect on me in terms of how gritty films could translate into cinematic works of art. Then there was this new game called chess. And chess is a wonderful game. At the exact moment you think you’ve mastered it, you quickly realize there’s an entirely new playbook to be learned. Unlike other games, chess requires a relentless mind in ways that equally generates adrenaline and emotional bursts of insanity. The case study for this type of intoxicating paranoia is, fittingly enough, the legendary Bobby Fischer.
See the 2014 film Pawn Sacrifice starring Tobey Maguire as the aforementioned Mr. Fischer.
In the spirit of attempting to climb into the mindset of a brilliant, world-class chess player, the easiest path may be for a brilliant, world-class chess player to climb into our head.
The following video will explain.
Seeing myriad moves that lead to success that few people in the world can envision is truly a gift.
What’s his hourly rate?