FOLLOW Patolli Invented in Mesoamerica, The Aztec game of Patolli was an early gambling game with cross-shaped track used to move pebbles, along with a dice made of drilled beans. Also called Patoliztli, this game was extremely prevalent in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, played by the commons as well as the aristocrats. Players used to wager with their whole belongings and even their own lives in this high stakes game.
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In the third episode of "The Wire", D'Angelo Barksdale, the hard but secretly soft-hearted Baltimore drug-dealer, comes across two of his narco underlings sitting at a chess board. Except they aren't playing chess - they don't know how. "Yo, why y'all playin' checkers on a chess set?" he asks.
The familiarity of it
Chess is more familiar than you think.
There is a king who doesn't do much himself because everybody "got his back." There's a queen who does whatever she likes. The history of chess Chess emerged in fifth-century India. In ancient India, there were no bishops, castles, or queens, but elephants, chariots, and ministers of war. In early Islam, the game was played with elegant cylinders and conicals in ivory or stone. In the 12th -century Norway the kings were bearded brutes with lustrous hair, flanked by shield-biting berserkers. Chess standardized in the 19th century and became the Staunton version we play with today. Chess is a great teacher
Chess either gets you hooked or makes you avoid it because it is not played enough.
The number of different possible positions on the board adds up to 10 to the power of 120. The numbers of the pieces involved are frequently quoted and always unimaginable.
But chess is a game of logical consequences and sly entrapment. It is a magnetic field of forces that are charged with energy. It is an endless pursuit that gives it an edge.
FOLLOW How to get good at chess We can only get good at chess by loving it.
Every game should teach you something. Play people better than you and be prepared to lose.
Then you will learn. The beginner chess player Start to set out the pawns, then add the pieces. Understand how a pair of bishops can dominate the board, or how rooks can take pawns in an endgame.
Once you know the basics, start using computers and online resources to play and analyse games. Don't just play against the computer -
find human opponents online or in person. Study the games of great chess masters
Find a player you identify with and follow their careers, such as Bobby Fisher, Morphy, Alekhine, Capablanca, Tal, Korchnoi, Shirov, and other legendary figures.
They also have fascinating life stories you can get familiar with.
FOLLOW Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?
The latest research suggests it's not far-fetched at all - especially when you consider all the societal and cultural factors that make today's games so attractive. Credit... Concept by Pablo Delcan. Photo illustration by Justin Metz. Charlie Bracke can't remember a time when he wasn't into video games.
A new disorder
The World Health Organization officially added a new disorder to the section on substance use and addictive behaviors :
“ The term "addiction"
Addiction can include:
Addiction as a moral transgression, like excessive drinking or drug use. Addiction as a scientific disease, which characterize alcoholism and drug addiction as biological. Colloquial violation, which applies the term to almost any fixation.
The idea that someone can be
addicted to a behavior, as opposed to a substance, remains debatable. Arguments against gaming addiction Excessive gameplay is a symptom of a larger problem, like anxiety or depression. The fear of possible addiction arrises from moral panic about new technologies, not scientific research or clinical data. Making excessive gaming a disorder can harm the gaming industry by stigmatizing their products. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN