Italian Short Story: "Gli scacchi sono un gioco difficile"

Chess is a difficult game. Or, better said, the rules are simple, but it’s difficult to play well.


Stefano Lodola

By Stefano Lodola

Gli scacchi sono un gioco difficile

Gioco a scacchi da tre anni e non riesco a smettere.

Gli scacchi sono un gioco difficile. O meglio, le regole sono semplici ma giocare bene è difficile.

Per essere un gioco, gli scacchi non sono divertenti. Bisogna pensare tanto ed essere pazienti. Non è come un videogioco con i suoni e le animazioni.

Più che un gioco, è un esercizio intellettuale, come risolvere un’equazione, fare un disegno o suonare il piano.

D’altra parte, un disegno o un brano musicale possono aiutare con le ragazze. Invece, gli scacchi non servono.

Comunque, quando dico che gioco a scacchi, sembro intelligente. Sono molto contento.

Chess is a difficult game

I’ve played chess for 3 years and I can’t stop.

Chess is a difficult game. Or, better said, the rules are simple, but it’s difficult to play well.

For a game, chess is not fun. You need to think a lot and be patient. It’s not like a videogame with sounds and animations.

Rather than a game, it’s an intellectual workout, like solving an equation, drawing, or playing the piano.

On the other hand, a drawing or a work of music can help with girls, whereas chess is useless.

However, when I say that I play chess, I look smart. I’m very happy.

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Italian Short Story: Gli scacchi sono un gioco difficile

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