13 Jan Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess | Bobby Fischer
2021: Book #2
Dad taught me to play chess.
I remember playing game after game with him as a kid.
Somewhere in junior high I laid the game aside.
I still remember how the pieces move and all the rules.
Recently, I fell back in love with the game.
It’s a good distraction.
For when you are playing chess, you cannot think about anything else.
The brain is relieved of all other thoughts other than the chess board that is in front of you.
Also, chess helps me think strategically.
In other words, what’s my approach to the whole game?
I often approach things in a tactical manner.
Meaning, what is the next step? What’s my next move?
Chess makes me look at my third, fifth and tenth move.
That requires a strategy.
I joined chess.com.
I’ve been taking lessons online.
But I also just read Bobby Fischer’s book, “Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.”
This is not a book that you read for fun.
It’s a book of chess puzzles.
The purpose is to make you a better player.
I did find a couple of puzzle mistakes.
(I googled them just to make sure I wasn’t crazy.)
If you want to learn or get better at chess, pick up Fischer’s book.
It’s a class.
For what it is, 4 out of 5 stars.
That’s book #2 for 2021.
50 more to go.
Leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.