In the Game of Life, which Piece are you?


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Often we struggle with life, sometimes it seems we are making one mistake after the other. life is difficult just like a game of Chess where every move should have to be well thought off and planned way ahead of time and after making 40 good moves, one bad move can just ruin everything, it's harsh just like life.

Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, Chess is battles.
Garry Kasparov

Chess is not just a game, Chess is brutal, you may lose more battles than you win, just like in life but the important thing is how can you learn from those lost battles, how will you make sure you won't repeat the same mistake. You learn way more from the games/battles that you lose and this resonates with life too, you might have learnt many things from your success but you will learn much more from your mistakes and failures in life.

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Henry Ford

Many of the principles and techniques which we learn in Chess resonate with life and can be easily applied in real life. Just like a good opening is important in Chess, a good start is important in life too and just like planning in real life, you need to plan ahead on a chessboard. If you don't plan ahead and have no sense of the future you won't get any far in life as well as in Chess.

Why Chess is important

Chess makes you think and provoke you to be more creative. It teaches you to plan ahead, analyse, evaluate risks and gains, makes you more attentive and makes you concentrate for a longer period. All these benefits of playing chess will help in other aspects of life too, it's just not limited to 64 squares. Chess simulates the game of life in which we all are playing with others and sometimes with ourselves.

Which piece are YOU?

Pawn


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Pawns are so undervalued in chess, especially by new players, pawns are what create structures on board, they are like a skeleton system for the whole unit. They start with little power and as they advance further become much more valuable. They have immense potential in them, with enough time and struggle they can even become a Queen.

Does your personality resemble these loyal warriors who hold enough potential in them to become a huge powerful unit in future?


Knight


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Knights are so strategic and they have no sense of obstacles, they can hop over others and can roam around freely unlike others. Although they have a short range they can compensate with their complex and strategic movement, often attacking more than one-pieces.

Does your personality resemble these tactical warriors, which can even bring down many powerful forces?


Bishop


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Bishops are smart, long-ranged pieces never step in other colour squares. They know their boundaries very well. But they can be easily attacked from pieces like Rooks. Bishops are spiritual beings, they protect others from long distances. They give enough protection to those little, brave pawn warriors standing in the middle of the battlefields.

Are you a Bishop, protecting others from a distance, having firm faith and belief in your abilities to escape from dangers quickly but getting attacked by those Rooks and Queens all the time?


Rook


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Rooks are just pure force that only gets active late in the game. They are like battle tanks that can crush anything in their path. They are simple to piece and move just in a straight line. They work best in pairs, supporting each other and combining their power to bring down any defences of the opponents in a few moves. Many times they deal the final blows.

Do you think, you can best fit in Chessboard as a Rook? As a brute force and a relatively simple being, your get much more powerful with a friend.


The Queen


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Queens are mighty powerful and one of the most valuable assets in chess. They can go all out and can cause mayhem in the opponent's camp. Power comes with great responsibilities as well, they needed to be protected and will often run straight away from dangers and people will sacrifice others just to protect their queens. One of the saddest things in chess is losing their Queen early in the game.

So, do you fit the description of a Queen?


The King


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King is the most valuable of all. He commands the whole army and sends everyone to the battlefronts while staying back surrounded by pawns and other pieces. King can just move one square at a time too. When you capture the opponent's king, the game ends and no matter what is the relative size of each army, it ends with the king being captured.


Are you a king in your real-life battles or have you become the brave and loyal pawns or some other piece?


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I will consider myself more of a Rook. My strength doubles with a friendly Rook. Let me know which fits best with your personality and if you were a Chess piece, which one would you like to become and why?

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Hi @pravesh0. How are you today? Your article is inspiring and well thought out. I agree that life is just like playing chess and chess is a complex game that requires a lot of brain power.

I don't play chess but my husband does. With this post I am more familiar with the pieces, their names and roles in winning a game. Thanks for sharing. I wish you a happy weekend.

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Hi @ladytitan, I am doing good.

I knew that not everyone is going to understand if I go very technical so I related everything with life and how similar the game of chess is with life and we can learn a lot from it.

Thanks for reading my post and I wish you a happy weekend too.

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I am the chess board. 😎

I hold all the pieces but get walked on, I set the rules but yet easily forgotten.
Without me there would be no pieces nor would be a game. I am the game and the players, "I am that I am".
Muwahaha 😜

An excellent post man. I love it! Love the chess/life analogy. Very thoughtful and creative. Makes me wonder, who is the player? and what is even the purpose of the game?

Either way, we know who the queen is.👸😏

!PIZZA

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I am the chessboard. 😎

I knew someone will say something like this 😂.

what is even the purpose of the game?

I guess everyone is trying to find this.

And yes, everyone knows who the queen is 😉

Thanks for the appreciation, worth the effort which I put into this post.
!PIZZA

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surely Yaz will settle for the whole Board😂
✨Yes we do, it's @kaelci She's the QUEEN!!!✨

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haha...Yaz will be Yaz!
Let's see what she thinks about herself.

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I'm just a mere pawn. I have the potential to become Queen, but will probably be knocked off the board before that could happen. 🤣

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😂We'll never let that happen, we love you alot🤗

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WoW WoW WoW
I can't even dare take credit in this master piece
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This is so well written and so thoughtful.
It's an all in one shot Pravesh... Bravo👏✨

Pawns are so undervalued in chess, especially by new players, pawns are what create structures on board, they are like a skeleton system for the whole unit. They start with little power and as they advance further become much more valuable. They have immense potential in them, with enough time and struggle they can even become a Queen.

THAT DESCRIPTION FITS ME💯, I AM A PAWN....and Once I become a Queen, my role Changes and boom-paw!!! (Well i hope😂)

Thank you so much, I count it a privilege for that %.
I should still have these in stock, gift from friends😜

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You did suggest the idea, and thanks for that.

So, you are a future queen, I thought you start as a queen 😉.

I should still have these in stock, gift from friends😜
No, you don't have enough wine, please don't drink everything, give something to others too😜

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WHEN I SAW I DIDN'T HAVE, SAT STILL WAITING FOR THIS COMMENT FROM YOU😂

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@pravesh0

Thank you for posting in my Community! I must say, this is quite a cool descriptive post comparing life to a game of Chess. When I was in the Army, I had a fellow try to teach me how to play. But I could never grasp the concept. Perhaps because I was young, or maybe because of the things I was dealing with at the time.

From your post:

"Often we struggle with life, sometimes it seems we are making one mistake after the other. life is difficult just like a game of Chess where every move should have to be well thought off and planned way ahead of time and after making 40 good moves, one bad move can just ruin everything, it's harsh just like life."

Love this analogy... very nice job on this! I guess if I were to pick a Chess piece, it would be the Bishop... Again, from your post:

"Are you a Bishop, protecting others from a distance, having firm faith and belief in your abilities to escape from dangers quickly but getting attacked by those Rooks and Queens all the time?"

I guess that suits me... but as I said, I am not very knowledgeable on the game. But wow... this is a awesome post for those who love Chess, or are looking to learn how to play!

Shout-out to @queenstarr for inspiring you to publish this!!

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Thank you for appreciating.
I also had a friend who taught me how to play and what every piece does and all that. And from that day, I am in love with this game.

Every piece has an important role and bishops are so useful, especially in the end game. A nice pick!

Thanks again. ✌️

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Well, not in vain several well-known chess players have pointed out the similarity between life and chess, like Fischer and Kasparov. It's a meditative question.
Good post.

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Thank you @eniolw
Indeed, Chess is similar to life in many aspects. I am lucky to have learnt to play this beautiful game.

p.s. Fisher and Kasparov are one of my favs.

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Very creative, fun & thoughtful post @pravesh0 I'm on my way out to get a chessboard, now 😄 I see how it would be a lot easier to play the game knowing these explanations of the parts! I'm pretty sure I'm a Queen who has been transformed from many pawns...such is the game of life.

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haha...if you need any help setting the board and playing, I am here...😉

You are definitely a queen, just keep in mind that queen gets attacked the most 😂

Thanks for appreciating my post!

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I play Backgammon, because i'm just the dude... and there is no dude on the chess game. 😁

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not gonna lie, had to google Backgammon LOL... you are the dude😂

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Hahahaha, never would i have thought that someone doesn't know backgammon... the game of kings. hehehe

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Maybe you feel like a rook but you wrote like a real knight

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haha... I feel like pawns too sometimes. I am weak but there is potential to become a queen.😜

Thanks for reading!

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The game of life and chess are quite similar. This is a very creative and well thought out post.

I think I'm more of a pawn, but at times I feel like a knight

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Thank you.
Pawn and knight is an interesting combo.

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I won’t be quick to say I’m a king rather I think I’m a work in progress ready to conquer boundaries like a pawn.

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Most people think the same about themselves.
Yes, pawns have an immense potential to become any other piece. Thanks for reading my post

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Mhmn! So which one are you as well ? Looking forward to reading more of your posts..

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I have already mentioned that in this post, maybe a 2nd read? haha...Sort answer - Rook...maybe?

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