How do we know what to play next in a chess game? How can we tell which ones are the good movements? An interesting idea I recently learn about on ‘The Seven Deadly Chess Sins’, is talking to your pieces. It might sound strange and even a bit wacky, but stick with me for a moment. I promise it makes sense (or, at least, for me!).
Even though we play chess as individuals, we are leading a team of players: each one of our pieces. Just as in any team, we want to foster good communication habits among its participants. And therefore, we need to give them a voice, let them speak, express themselves. The team is much more than the sum of its parts, and in order to work well together they need to listen to each other. We need to take into account their needs, their aspirations, their potential.[Read more…] about Chess in Italian (Week 8) Talking to Your Pieces