Chess: more than a game

Dedicated to Salvageable and Citizen Tom, who appreciate the most wondrous game of all. Written some time back, but certain things do not change; truth is like that. Steady. Reliable. Verifiable.


The Lions Den

(Yea, I know, this is written at the risk of being scoffed at but that’s ok, some people will glean nuggets of truth, and may even be caught smiling)

It’s hard to say where the game of chess originated, as China and Persia had rights, but most say it began in India.  Some have even suggested the royal game precedes the  life and times of Christ. Being somewhat of a military theme, the 1500 plus year old game is bar none, the finest created by man. There is a genius regarding rules and strategy that is so impressive, Bobby Fischer said ‘chess was life.’

There are two kingdoms, with one king living as the great pretender. One board 64 squares, 2 ranks of men, with freedom to roam through 8 files;  the pawn, knight, bishop, rook, queen, all serve life and limb for the sake of the king.

A masterful and…

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10 Responses to Chess: more than a game

  1. Such a good piece of writing, Colorstorm, and you bring back fond memories.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Thank you kindly msb. But the two fellas get an honorable mention! lol.

      I must say, the tale is one of my favs, being so related to truth and warfare. It’s amazing that stuff like this takes no effort to write and causes no sweat.

      Now living it, that’s another story.

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  2. Clever post my friend! Blessings to you! 🙂

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  3. As a lover of the game of chess, this was most appreciated.

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  4. Tricia says:

    Great analogies all around and a nice reminder that your status and perceived power has little to do with your value in God’s eyes. Each has a role and when played well miraculous things do indeed happen.

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  5. Citizen Tom says:

    Excellent! And thank you.

    I am hardly a great player, and I have not played regularly since my college days. Since I will be retiring soon, perhaps I can change that.

    Never spent much time looking into the history of the game. Was more concerned with strategy. Did not realize the history was so uncertain. Pawn, knight, bishop, castle, queen and king sure sound like Europe, but we customize our games to suit ourselves. India? Why not? Don’t war elephants step over (and on) people?

    Still as Tricia observed, great analogies. That was the best part.

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