Basically, chess is a game where the one who can see one move ahead of their opponent wins. But it's too humble and insufficient a definition.
Chess is an immensity of possibilities. Billions of them. If we count only 4 moves in each position at one point we notice with astonishment that a game consisting of barely 15 moves has one billion continuations. Whereas a 20-move game has one thousand billion variants, which is one trillion. Amazing, isn't it? I need to admit that it is.
However, actually there is no player, even among those most decorated, who would be able to and took into consideration this multiplicity of variants; players always confine themselves to choosing the strongest move out of 4 possible. Usually players predict 3 subsequent moves in a given position. Obviously, a good player can count/predict 6, 7, and sometimes even 10 moves, which could make us conclude that the idea behind playing this game is as follows: in chess the one who predicts one move more than their opponent wins.
Apart from this analytic and accurate counting of moves and variants, which, even though often arduous, always pays off, chess is also about brilliance, introspective insight and a depth of thinking unseen in other fields of sports and entertainment.
Chess is simultaneously an art, philosophy and mastery of meditation.
It's beauty. The beauty of both chess and the mind. The beauty of visions, conceptions and the virtuosity of gambits and brilliant moves.
Chess is a mirror reflecting people's character. This game helps to form and build it, correct mistakes and weaknesses; it also sharpens intelligence. Like a good teacher, chess teaches perseverance, achieving goals, go-getting and... creating beauty.
And that's why, not without a reason, it was once named the King's Game.
Those chess players who glory in having created games recognized as most beautiful, or brilliant, will pass into Eternity.
Those who still haven't created such games can fulfill this dream with us.
Because Goldchess is not only about fun, awards and titles.
For the best, as stated above, it ensures passing into Eternity.
Discussions about GoldChess - not related to the specific games
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