Sometimes referred to as the "Royal Game" chess is one of the oldest and most mentally stimulating games in existence. Chess is so complex that there have been scores upon scores of books that discuss Chess theory and strategy, and the game itself has become synonymous with super intelligence and academia. This is an unfortunate association, however, as there are quite a large number of people who seem to believe that Chess is a game that's only meant to be played by "smart people" and that the vast majority of people could never learn to play. This couldn't be further from the truth, as Chess is one of the few games out there that completely omits random chance as a factor. In reality, Chess is deceptively simple to play but hard to master.
Dog owners who like Chess have likely gone through the trouble of learning each piece involved in the game, have devised a number of strategies to outmaneuver their opponents, and have possibly even studied a number of famous Chess matches to try and learn from the masters. Earlier in this article, we mentioned that Chess isn't inherently a game that only "smart people" can play. We know that this is true, but we also feel that it takes a lot of dedication and persistence to really learn the ins and outs of the game, in the same way that it takes dedication and persistence to properly raise a dog. We feel that if you've the strength of will and dedication to raise a dog, you'll have the willpower to learn how to play Chess and that you should give it a try if you haven't before.