Monday, January 08, 2007

THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS / QUALITIES FOR BEING A GOOD CHESSPLAYER

THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS / QUALITIES FOR BEING A GOOD CHESSPLAYER
ACCORDING TO NM ERWIN L. CARAG (IA)


1. thorough knowledge of the game of CHESS
2. sharp intellect and memory
3. good mathematical and analytical ability
4. good decision-making (assessment and judgment)
5. ability to concentrate and think – focused, resourceful, innovative, full of ideas
6. personal discipline
7. healthy mind, heart and body – endurance, resistance, stamina
good mood, fighting spirit, courage, strong nerves, positive thinking
8. drug-free (not drug dependent)
against vices and other social ills of the society
9. honest, reliable and dependable – good-natured, clear conscience
fair in play, with integrity
10. displays true sportsmanship, humble and a fine individual (gentleman / lady)
a. gracious in defeat, magnanimous in victory
b. not boastful
c. cool head
d. Defeat means lessons are to be learned.
It is not bad to be defeated.
It is bad to stay defeated.
CHESS IS A SPORT (GAME).
11. well-mannered, respectful of the rights of others, has good personal virtues
observes proper chess conduct and etiquettes, follows rules
and regulations to the fullest
12. presentable, observes cleanliness, good grooming
follows dress code
health and environment-friendly, hygienic
13. punctual, always present, time-conscious, not tardy
on time, beats deadlines, no cramming, always prepared
14. competitive and plays with inspiration – healthy chess competition
15. friendly with chess acquaintances
Chess is beneficial because it fosters goodwill and camaraderie among chessplayers.
16. understands that chess is played worldwide (global, universal)
by different languages, cultures and races
patriotic but not individualistic
good teammanship (teamwork), unity despite of personal differences
17. possesses good study habits and work ethics
proper approach to the game of chess – scientific, holistic research
studious, hard worker, patient, willing to learn, coachable
CHESS IS A SCIENCE.
18. no elitist-star complex, reasonable, level-headed, broad-minded, open-minded
19. generous, not selfish or greedy, always willing to share ideas
20. uses chess to educate others
CHESS IS AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL TOOL.
21. knows that chess is a medium for self-expression and personal style
Even the visually impaired (blind) and the physically challenged
(handicapped) can play chess.
-appreciates the aesthetic elements of chess
CHESS IS AN ART.
22. good role model
23. good chess servant
a. ability to sacrifice
b. apply the chess lessons and principles in everyday life (good values)
c. teach, promote and propagate chess for the benefit of the youth
and the future generation
d. Chess benefits mankind. Chess makes people happy.
24. love of chess – interest, enthusiasm, intensity, involvement, commitment
25. love of Christ, God (God-fearing chessplayer)
Chess is a wonderful gift from God and the excellent talent and skills
in playing chess must be nurtured.

4 comments:

Chess Teacher said...

A nice overview of these so called basic requirements, but I believe that everybody who likes the game is able to improve his game.

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