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Chess Game pleasures of thousands – an ancient Indian proverb says. Yes, with this thought in chess there is no disagreement. But what is chess? sport, science, art – there really is no consensus. Some consider chess sports, other science, and some art. And they all turn right. In chess, there are features of all these qualities. Many chess chess considered a sport because there is a struggle.

The fight is different – the psychological, the struggle plans battle speed (especially in time trouble). Science, because in chess is the theory and study of this theory requires a scientific approach. Systematization, analysis, evaluation of all features of science. And because the art of counting itself a game of chess is a product of two creative players. It does not matter who loses and who wins.

It creates a beautiful combination of multipass or complicated positional struggle, after which one party takes top. Such parties deliver man a little pleasure. What attracts people in chess? The most important thing – chess is endless. In chess there are no dogmas, but there are rules of a general nature that we can read in any textbook. But there is a clause that these rules are not a dogma. And there are exceptions. The total number of possible positions in chess is enormous. Fifth World Chess Champion 1935-1937, professor of mathematics Max Euwe so appreciated the number of possible positions: if to 12 million players continuously worked on tracking down the best moves in all possible positions, spending for each position for 0.1 seconds then it would not suffice and a trillion centuries to explore all possible positions. Other feature of chess in their availability. That is to chess do not need anything else, except for figures and boards do not have the big arenas, extensive grounds, any special climatic conditions as in other sports. In our current computer age no game combined with a computer more than chess and checkers. Let's say football. There are also computer games in football – a very interesting and a lot. They play, but they do not add one skill, but everything remains virtually. The man who plays football well on the computer can play poorly in the real field. But with all the chess differently – what you see and play on the monitor, the same can see and play on a wooden board. Definition Chess in various different books. The authors give a general but somewhat different definitions. For example, B. Pozharsky give such an explanation is a chess game in which two players. They are called partners, rivals opponents. A. Sokolsky – Chess game is a duel of two opponents. One plays the black pieces and pawns the other white X-R Capablanca – Chess is played on a board with 64 fields, and 8 series. On both sides participate in 16 pieces. At the present time is trying to make chess more quickly by reducing the time to think. The less time the less chance to prove himself in the chess game. Some of shortening the time against others. But it does mean that interest in chess is weakened? This, too, have different opinions. There is a claim that the sunset Chess in the offing. Others argue that chess will be a long time. In opposition, I would like to put words by M. Euwe mentioned above. The second group includes a large army of grandmasters and amateurs. I personally am to 2 group, and I think that chess has a great future I do not understand how can ENDLESS end.