Why people start young with Chess?

I played Chess almost the entire day yesterday and its not the first time that I started or wanted to play it.

Once earlier also, I started playing, may be read the basic rules, downloaded some Chess apps on the tablet and then, like with most of the things in my life, which I started but never managed to finish, they just went into the deep confines of my mental block silos.

While I used to hunt for some of the apps on the android tablet which I used to regularily use, I would come across the Chess app and I would not even try to open it, in fact it was like I was, I was kind of loathing it.

And then the inevitable finally happened one day, I deleted the app. 

It was poking into my eyes, reminding me of my failure of being able to learn it.

This time it is very different and it has become kind of addiction to me, though going by my own experience so far in 36 years, it is very difficult to say in just two days to say, that whether this stuff has got me hooked or not, or for that matter, if yes, then for how long I would be continuing with it...

But then I played almost whole day...

and as I was playing yesterday night, it flashed on the website Chess.com that Carlsen is now the new 16th World Chess Champion of the world...

Apparently, this guy started playing Chess when he was just 7 years old and it prompted me to wonder, being a mental game, like sort of studying and all, like sort of Maths, how few guys start so early with it, like instead of playing Soccer or something else...

And then by yesterday night, I had the answer of the same...

1. Once you lose, you want to play again.

2. You want to learnt that particular move, which made a so called intelligent guy lose.

3. You want to beat that guy again.

4. You want to perfect more moves.

5. You want to make a sense of everything happening on the board.

and all the above was the case with me, as I spent hours on this game yesterday.

There has been so many innumerable moves, in fact actually you can say it 64! ways in which you can make a move and defeat a guy or rather get defeated.

And may be thats why people way into their life, are still learning about Chess and how you open the game, middle the game and end the game.

When I first read about a book which has 7000 Chess problems or puzzle in a book, I was just floored.

Imagine that in any sports, whether indoor or outdoor.

This is it...

And the best part, you can just play it all alone, being both the White and Black pieces. It seems difficult to me at present, that how you can do it, without actually pre-empting the moves and then making deliberate moves against them, but may be someday I would learn them.

Also, I got beaten by a Pakistani and that hurt like a punch in the nuts. Since then everytime I have been starting a new game, I was hoping for a Pakistani to come online, so that I can defeat him, but bad luck.

Also, Everytime I would decide that I would not make a forced error, but then I have been making not only forced errors but extra silly special errors. I am simply not scanning the board  well.

It is not that the other player are too good, ok they are definitely better than me, but I am playing very lousily.

Ok, I am not trying too hard, may be because its just a couple of days. Also, I do not know about all the openings and attacks, not even the most mundane ones, so may be I am just playing into their hands...

But just wait...

This kid has started playing Chess...

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