Thursday, August 16, 2007

Chess Is A Cruel Game

Albert Einstein once said,“Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shaking the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.”

Why do chess players all over the world continue to love chess despite the enormous strain it can place on your mental and physical health (sitting and staring at a 8x8 square board all day surely can't be doing wonders for your waistline)?

Maybe all chess players are really masochists at heart.

How is it possible that 32 pieces on a small square board can give so much enjoyment and yet so much pain to all who are ensnared by its deadly web?

Chess has a very fractured history when it comes to insanity.

The most famous is of course the talented player, Paul Morphy. Okay, some people think former chess champion Bobby Fischer is mad as well but you know what I'm getting at.

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