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The cultural connotation of chess.

Competition and confrontation

Several of the biggest chess games in the world (Go, Chinese chess, chess, Zhiqi) are related to the political system of the country. The political system that chess reflects is the feudal society in the West. Compared to the other three chess games, chess is more politically charged:

First of all, the social hierarchy of the reflection is more obvious, and the name of the piece is linked to the social class - such as: bishop, knight, etc.

Secondly, the most powerful chess piece in chess is the queen, which highlights the status and role of the queen in Western feudal society (because of political marriage, the queen represents the military support of a third party).

Chess is a zero-sum game, also known as game theory or zero-sum games, derived from game theory. It refers to a game in which the players have lost and won, and the win of one side is the loss of the other side, and the total score of the game is always zero.

As early as 2,000 years ago, this zero-sum game was widely used in competition and confrontation, where there are winners and losers. "Zero-sum game rules" are getting more and more attention, because there are many situations similar to "zero-sum game" in human society. In contrast to "zero-sum", the concept of "win-win" is also commonly used in the 21st century. The basic theory of "win-win" is that "self-interest" does not "harm others", and a happy result is achieved through negotiation and cooperation.

Chess is almost a game of art, science, knowledge and inspiration all in one. The analysis of the game is an experimental use of logic, while in the battle of the attack and strategic issues, there is a need for creative inspiration. However, chess is not a simple test of verbal intelligence like a crossword puzzle. The competition of chess engages both sides in a bloodless battle, a fierce and sharp battle of both minds and wills, and a contest of physical fortitude.

Chess piece meaning

The king in chess is the symbol of the country, there is no palace, to the end of the game must be "the king himself", unlike the Chinese chess general must stay in the nine palaces. There have been many wonderful changes in the names and genders of chess players. In the time of Saudi Raz, the queen was a chess piece representing "lawyer," "minister," or "general." Later, the French changed the form of the empress a little, and became such a woman. The car in chess evolved from the ancient castle, some people say it is an artillery, but also a chariot. 

The image in chess is originally the bishop (Catholic), representing a very influential social class in the Middle Ages of Europe; The horse in chess originally meant knight, representing the cavalry who received formal military training in the Middle Ages of Europe, and later evolved into an honorary title used to indicate a social class. A pawn in chess, if he can reach the opponent's bottom line, will be "transformed from a slave into a general" and can be promoted to any kind of piece except a king. The promoted soldier, though of "humble" origin, has the same power as the transformed son. This culture seems to give more opportunities to ordinary people.

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