Hardest Games to Master

Despite that poker is a game that can quickly be learned, it takes a whole lot of time to excel in it. But, there are other games which are even more difficult to master. So, let’s get away for the poker table for a while, and check out the hardest game to master.

Go

Go originated from Ancient China, and is believed to have started more than 5,000 years ago. Thus, it is the oldest board game which is still played nowadays. The main game of this game is to gain more territory than your opponent. Played on a grid of black lines, the board of this game is usually 19×19. The pieces used for the game are called stones, and are played on the intersections of the grid’s lines. Once a stone has been added to the grid, it cannot be removed. However, the opponent can capture the stone when their stone is orthogonally-adjacent. Go is a hard game to master as the game’s possibilities are limitless. Plus, the game goes on until both players no longer wish to make another move.

Bridge

Considered as the hardest card game, Bridge is played by four players on two teams. The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. Bridge is a brain-teaser game as each round is made of 13 tricks. The first trick starts with the leading player, or when the first card is played. The player which holds the highest ranked card wins the game. The aim of the game is to correctly guess how many tricks the partnership can climb up to. The team which make the correct prediction wins points, but the wrong guess gains the team a penalty.

Chess

Everyone must have heard of the Chess game, but not everyone knows how to play it- let alone master it! This strategic board game is played on a chessboard which is made of 64 squares placed on an 8×6 grid. Played between two opponents, each player has 16 pieces: 8 pawns, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops, a Queen and a King. And each of these pieces have a unique way of moving across the board. The goal of this game is to checkmate the other player’s king- a position which restricts the king from any escape. This game is so difficult to master as you cannot predict the opponent’s moves, as there are thousands of combinations of moves. Plus, you must counter the moves of the opponent.

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