As we are all aware the internet has become a big part of all our lives and the whole word has changed and the internet has given us the power to communicate more freely. Certainly one of the most amazing changes that has been brought about because of the internet is the playing of chess online and this has been created by the gaming culture that can be found online.
Chess has always been a game of minds, a persons ability to use mathematical thinking as well as being able to understand their opponents strategy and any future moves that will be made. Invented in Persia the game of chess has been played by millions of people around the world for many centuries now. However during modern times it was decided to promote the game of chess as a game for the masses and not just for the intellectual elite. Not only did this create an overwhelming passion for the game throughout all communities but it has made it a global game which can be played by all no matter where they come from and makes all players equal.
The difference with chess compared to other activities and sports is that it can be played for long periods of time, whilst playing partners can play against each other even if their board is at home and whilst they are playing with another competitor. At one stage it was quite often that movies would show two friends playing chess against each other whilst miles away from each other, by playing the game on the phone.
Yet with the introduction of the internet all you need to do is log onto a one of the many chess playing rooms and you will find someone that you can compete against, as well as learning new tactics and making new friends around the world. So now what was once done by sitting at a chess convention or chess meeting is being carried out across the globe. Because of being able to play chess online its popularity is growing even more and we are now moving into the era where the game has become impersonal as players are now competing without actually having to meet each other.
You will soon discover when visiting an online chess room a whole new chess community and experience the passion felt by those players playing around the clock against other players in different time zones across the globe. Time and time again the game of chess has risen to the challenges that the internet is now providing and will keep on providing well into the next century.