I rarely play. When I do it's against my computer, maybe once every few months. I'm not sure why but I've lost interest in it.
I love the shapes of the pieces.
Maybe if there was more luck involved, like in a card game or Bingo, I might enjoy it more. It would be less serious. Maybe there's a chess game variation that uses dice somehow to increase the luck involved.
"Invented in India in the fifth century, it was named “Chaturanga” and this is likely one of the oldest games of our era. the game then spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, chess evolved into roughly its current form in the 15th century. The game was developed extensively in Europe. By the late 15th century, it had survived a series of prohibitions and Christian Church sanctions to almost take the shape of the modern game."
International Chess Day | Days Of The Year
A short video on basic chess opening strategy.