Before computer games, chess ruled the world. It was the "game of kings," the ultimate and best game. And then you computer hackers came and chess got relegated down to the point where recently the winner of the last world chess championship was on something like page 20 of the newspaper.
Chess also has some of the features discussed in the other thread on computer games and kamma. For example, in chess if you go after a material advantage too much (greed), you usually fail and end-up not defending your king and then lose. Many times people assume that it is the side with the material advantage that wins, when in fact many games have a victor with fewer pieces than the opponent. The object of the game is concentration and a strategic position to trap the opposing king, not to win the most number of pieces as in checkers, go, etc.
Recently, retro and I played a game and here was the final position:
After 23 moves . .
Are there any other chess players here?
In the future, maybe we could have a Dhamma Wheel tournament.
I have a chess website:http://www.d-chess.com/