For someone who has been playing chess for so long, I have created and developed a certain story for each of the chess pieces. The story helps me and inspires me to do my best in every game, as the result will also determine the ending of my story. Of course, I wish to always have a happy ending, and the only way for that to happen is if I win and succeed in protecting my king.
Let’s start with the knight. the Knight pieces represent me on the board. I chose the knight because it is my favorite piece. It is a piece that has astonished me from the time that I was just beginning to learn chess. among all the pieces, it is the only one that can, in a way, change direction or lane. This is because of the movement that the knight could make, which is sort of a number 7.
I also like the knight because in many stories, the knight is always the hero, and I would like to see myself as the hero who gallantly saves the kingdom from the invaders and evil doers.
The next piece that has a significance for me are the pawns. This choice might be surprising for some, but, for the real chess player, they will understand why I give great credit to pawns. They are the brave soldiers who always end up as bait for a plan to succeed. A lot of chess players take their pawns for granted, but I don’t. I treat my pawns as important pieces, and I do sacrifice them for nothing. I always make sure that they die a good death, that one death of a pawn is equivalent to a death of a major piece for the enemy.
Sacrifices in chess, not just with pawns, but with every piece on the board, should be done with great care and with the idea that the sacrifice will reap a good ending.
Here is a video of some of the most amazing sacrifices made during a chess game and hopefully get a chance to learn a trick or two.
Another chess piece of great importance, is of course, the King. The death of the king means the end of the game. In fact, the main objective of the game is to be the first player to conquer the king of the other player. The game revolves around protecting this piece, yet it is the piece with the least mobility, given that it could only move one tile per turn.
In my story, the king is my father. He was the one who taught me how to play chess, and I owe him my life and the success I have right now. That is why, whenever I represent him as the King, my desire to win is tripled. I do not want to disappoint him, even when he keeps telling me that I will never do anything to disappoint him.