What is so Special About Chess?

It’s been said that more nonfiction books have been written about the game of chess than about all sports combined: probably well over a hundred thousand chess books. Why such a fascination with the royal game?

Diligence and consistent concentration on the moves of chess games exercise the mind. In fact, few games can come close to how greatly the brain can be exercised by playing chess.

Of course one can improve socially, by playing the royal game with other players. And chess is fun, so get involved with chess and encourage others to do the same.