Why is it that chess grandmasters are able to beat computer opponents again and again? It's probably because they have elevated chess strategy to a more abstract level, which computers can't do. Rather than thinking, "If I move my rook here, then he could either 1) take my queen, or 2) move his pawn here, or 3) etc...", they think "Let me control board center, this will allow me to control more squares, and prevent my opponent's movement." Computers cannot think at that level, and so grandmasters can beat out the computer using the human mind.
Celebrities Play Chess!!!
Many celebrities play and enjoy chess. Some of them were actually very good. Many Nobel Prize winners have played chess. Children also benefit from playing chess improving decision making, creativity logical and abstract thinking. Celebrities that play chess include Will Smith, the RZA, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Ray Charles, Martin Lawrence, Albert Einstein, Larry Bird, Lennox Lewis, and many more.
Learning About Tactics
The way to keep your pieces safe and to win your opponent’s pieces is through tactics-
Pins – this is when you freeze a piece in time
Forks – this is when a piece threatens multiple pieces at the same time
Checkmates – Game over you trapped the King.
Skewers – is an attack upon two pieces in a line and is similar to a pin. In fact, a skewer is sometimes described as a "reverse pin"; the difference is that in a skewer, the more valuable piece is in front of the piece of lesser or equal value. The opponent is compelled to move the more valuable piece to avoid its capture, thereby exposing the less valuable piece which can then be captured.