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Big thanks to India

It is time to meet again today. Usually for me on Saturday is the best day to give life to ideas that chased me for a week or two. We will be speaking in the post about chess ,when and where it has been invented. It is maybe one of the most powerful and inspiring strategy games with figures. But actually it is a game of geniuses , who create magic and universal order, while calculating mathematical and statistical algorithms and formulas.

Is it chess a game of prediction and strategy only? On my humble opinion it is a complex of many things and qualities that you need to have in order to be among the best. This game would not have had its glory , if it was not invented and discovered in India ( 700 B.C.). An uncle of mine had told me that the game was invented by a man in jail, very honorable mathematician and smart guy for its time( unfortunately I do not remember his name). The game was invented , in order for prisoners to have better times and to be too bored in jail.

India is famous for many things, but we have gathered today to speak about that sport, who rules all other sports and is the origin of many war strategies and many ideas for most popular PC games. Chess also gave inspiration not only to men but also for women. There is such great magic hidden on the table of chess and with all that figures, that are symbols for every people ( friends or enemies), who we meet every day in our daily routine. Chess is a like the book of life , you can read and see everything if you could be able to see the little details and the move not only made by men and women, but by universe and the logic of mathematical secrets.

I have to tell you , that I first fell in love with chess , before any other sport. I was on the age of 7 , when my father and mother bought me the first chess. I liked to play it, to learn it and to be curios about everything connected with it, that few months after, I saved money and bough my self another 4 chess sets. I played binds with imaginable opponents, learnt new moves and tricks from books I bought and read. It was a miracle. I entered in one perfectly new word, there were no lies, no tricks and hidden thoughts . It was all about winning, losing and playing from your heart. Even I went to chess school for few months. Seven years after this situation, I felt in love the same way with basketball. I will try to explain you what chess was, is and will be for me :

  1. It is a very honest game. Like you have to solve a mathematical problem. You can not cheat, lie or make some bad tricks .
  2. Every time, when I start a new game it is like I am having a battle. And it is not battle only with my opponent, it is a battle with myself. It is a battle with my qualities, with my abilities to be good, strong and right. The battle is always not when you are moving the figure, it is when you are thinking. Because a powerful thought can change the move of the world and the Universe.
  3. When Topalov and Anand were playing game for the world title, I was proud that I am Bulgarian . Also I was proud that Veselin Topalov was playing against a man fro the land , in where the chess was invented.
  4. The magic and grandeur of a “Queen“. It is not only the group of great Freddie Mercury, I like a lot. I like this figure , because it has special powers. As in life, everything is circled and moving around a woman. If you are a nice gentleman, a smart person, or just a genius, you will always know what to do and never to lose your queen. I remember from my child hood, that the best chess players around, in order to demonstrate how good they were, they played without a queen. Queen is like the operation system of this game. Without it “King “is sad and players are depressed 🙂
  5. To play for time ( clock power) . If you are professional of too high level, than you will be able to do grand thing in zero time. Here come the number zero and the meaning of time. Biggest masters in chess , move not only figures and now a hundred, some of them thousand games, they also have time on their side.
  6. When I play chess , I feel like an emperor. Like the king of the world. I am the ruler of destiny of 16 different persons. I am a director, general, creator, artist, mathematician and first of all – human.
  7. Black and white – colors tell everything. It is like “an“and “yan“, it is day and night , it is black people and white people. It symbolizes and says everything. Just two simple colors, but when you see them on the figures dressed – black and white, and ready to play – it is harmony.

The end of this post has come. As a final words, I want to thanks to India, that the game came from there.Also I want to thank to all the chess players who inspired me during the years : Topalov, Kramnik, Alehin, Kapablanka, Anand, Karpov,Kasparov, Boby Fisher , Polgar sisters, Antoaneta Stefanova and many others. Not on the last place, I want to tank you, that you read this post.




Most powerful muscle

Hello , dear friends. So far you have read a lot of, I guess very interesting articles. In order to attract and have your attention to my blog, I had promised to add some new sections, and also to have few words for the one of the most powerful sports. Today we will speak about chess.

I will start from a very different angle. As the header gives you a hint, we should speak about brain and what influence it has on us, on our routine and in my case on chess, as a play and strategy. Brain is the most significant structure in our bodies , we know hardly nothing about . It is kind of “terra incognita”, as we use very small capacity of it. Geniuses of our and other times, use twice the amount , that we are used to.

Have you ever thought that the most hard thing on Earth is to train your mind well? Most of you had read a lot of smart sentences, smart books and also had followed or currently are following mental guru’s. The point, the way I am trying you to get to is that your brain has to give you an indication , that he is ready for the process to be trained and evaluated. It is all bout impulses, map of success and daily routines. For me the most important routine is reading different books, who are always provoking my mind and the “status Quo”.

Game of chess, is like all the words  I had just written. Chess is one of the most influential and powerful game for the brain. I will just mention you few chess masters and you will agree with me: Kramnik, Anand,Kasparov, Karpov ( last two had the chance and accomplished it- to beat a computer machine, just designed to play against them), Boby Fisher, Kapablanka, Veselin Topalov, Alechin and many more.

Game of chess, magic of chess is figures and numbers, and a great memory. We have to admit that Russians are among the best for all times , in this sport. I will try to explain you my point of view. In order for the brain to be “pumped up”, you just put in the role of some figure on the chess table and begin to think how to develop it.

All that our brains need is movement, dynamics and problems to be solved. Brain is like an Arabian horse. You have to treat it right , feed it , love it and keep it always in good shape.

What have you done today for your most “powerful” weapon ?