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Written by: Barry Lindenman

A quick search of the internet for some commonly used terms of this sport revealed the following: attack, domination, open position, closed position, pin, tempo, time control, etc. No, I wasn’t doing a search about mixed martial arts (MMA) but rather, Chess!

The reason for conducting such a search is it occurred to me that these two seemingly very different sports (OK, I know that Chess is really a “game” not a “sport”), have a lot in common. Mainly, the object in both endeavors (happy now?) is to attack sufficiently in order to gain the best advantageous position against your opponent that will ultimately force him or her to quit.

This element of “quit” in mixed martial arts is of course the tap out; in Chess, it refers to making your opponent “resign” when they realize that he or she is helpless and there is no way that they can win.

The respective ways in which an MMA fighter or a Chess player achieves success during a match can also be very similar. Just as there are countless styles of MMA fighting and various ways to obtain cage control over your opponent, there are an equally number of strategies and moves that a Chess player can initiate against his or her opponent to seize control of the board and ultimately place themselves in a position to conquer them. Without going into specifics about the various Chess theories and differing schools of thought, suffice it to say that based on the number of grandmasters and books that have been written, there are as many attack and defense techniques in Chess as there are in MMA.

In both MMA and Chess, the key to winning is all about position and how to pressure your opponent so that you can seize the advantage. Whether it’s with strikes, kicks, or an effective ground game, the object is to force your opponent into a defensive mode so that your offense tactics can be used to dominate them. The exact same theory is true for Chess, except that the weapons used are called rooks, bishops, knights and queens.

Just as in Chess, it may not be immediately evident exactly how you’re going to get your opponent to behave in MMA, but the ultimate goal is the same. In both, you sometimes have to do some preliminary work in order to properly set up your opponent for the kill. Also, in both sports, the most effective strategy for winning appears to be the surprise attack - when your opponent seemingly has no idea how he or she got themselves in some unfortunate position. By the time they realize the perils of their predicament, it’s usually too late.

The two key differences between Chess and MMA are obviously the physical strength required, and the speed at which the matches take place. Clearly, apart from the intense mental acumen involved, it doesn’t take much physical strength to sit behind a Chessboard and move the pieces. In MMA, however, physical strength often means the difference between winning and losing.

Finally, in Chess, the moves that each player makes can take several minutes; minutes that actually seem like hours. It is much more slow and methodical than in MMA, where the speed of the action necessitates the combatants react quickly, rather than slowly contemplating their next move.

Nevertheless, the similarities between Chess and MMA are obvious: two opponents, both skilled at being both offensive and defensive at the same time, who try to force their opponent into positions of weakness, so that they can better position themselves offensively…in order to force their opponent to submit.

Whether that ultimate submission is called a tap out, as in MMA, or resigning, in Chess, the end result is the same: victory for one; defeat for the other.


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