Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ansh Gupta

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People judge chess too much. I’ve met way too many people who think, Hey, it’s a board game, how fun can it be? 

In reality, chess is very exciting to watch. Learning just the rules of chess makes you know about 1% of the game. There are tactics, traps, openings, pins, attack, defense, and so much other stuff that your head will blow up. No one knows everything about chess, even the greatest grandmasters. There are about 50 openings, each of them having about 5-15 lines. And I haven’t even mentioned the weird lines and openings.

Interesting…But how do I even START learning the game?

I’d recommend Chess.com. It’s a great site, and it includes lessons, videos, and a lot of things that can help you get started. In addition to that, you can play with other people who are also online.(It won’t take a very long time to find a match, there are tens of thousands of online people a  lot of the time.) Though you can register for free, you won’t gain full access to the site. You have to pay for it, but in my opinion it’s a pretty good price.

I hope this post inspires you to learn the rules of this fascinating game. It gets too little attention for such a great sport, and it’s only because it’s a board game. It’s also considered a sport for nerds. But it’s not. So just give it a try! Who knows, you might even find your passion!


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21 Comments
  1. I love chess. Not very great when it comes to the tactics and all but learning the rules and being able to play alone is amazing for me…

  2. wordlygoodsblog 4 years ago

    I love Chess, I’ve known only a few people who understand that it’s all about thinking and planning ahead of time. It’s a great game, it really is like a workout for your brain!

  3. westerhamchessclub 4 years ago

    I live to play chess, recently started a chess club so I could play more. Take a look at my site and give me some shares. You are right though, so much to chess, always different.

  4. spottedgeckgo 4 years ago

    I’d almost say that you haven’t given it enough credit. Learning chess also teaches your mind to think strategically about things that have nothing to do with chess. Organize and protect your assets, and utilizing them to solve complex problems, etc. I like that the article was short and sweet though.

    I’d also add to anyone who’s made it to my comment, please don’t learn the rules from a $5 Milton Bradley setup. Learn from chess.com or another complete source. If your rules don’t mention “en passant,” then they are not complete.

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      anshgupta1234 4 years ago

      How often do u play chess?

      • spottedgeckgo 4 years ago

        Not as often as I’d like. I’m usually down if someone breaks out a board. I was on GameKnot religiously for about 6 months to a year. Grandfather taught me to play before he died, I wasn’t very old at the time. Loved it, then got really into in college for a while. It goes in spurts. Last time I played was against my cousin in Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago.

  5. Musings And Music 4 years ago

    Chess…. To me it also the game of life…

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    anshgupta1234 3 years ago

    Well, to a more experienced player, strategy is not important till the endgame. But then, yes, its really important.

  7. 66tom99 3 years ago

    There’s a reason why a game as old as chess is still around today after 1500 years. Such a classic, simple to learn, yet so difficult to master ?

  8. ramannsays 3 years ago

    well constructed.

  9. Fiammetta Cesana 3 years ago

    Nice post! I have always wanted to learn how to play chess too. https://writingonartandculture.wordpress.com

  10. SUCCESSFUL 3 years ago

    Right on point

  11. This game is a classic!

  12. miss_ananya 3 years ago

    learning to play chess is in my bucket list for summers. Thank you for the help. ?

  13. thegirlnextdoor 3 years ago

    Wonderful ?

  14. y9en 3 years ago

    I enjoy playing chess quite a lot even thought I lose quite often. But I always learn something new each time! Great game for sure!

  15. Mlleshopping 3 years ago

    “The most powerful weapon in Chess is to have the next move”
    (David Bronstein)

  16. Mlleshopping 3 years ago

    “Every Chess master was once a beginner”
    (Chernev)

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