It has become very easy these days to play
chess as often as you want as well as the more traditional methods of playing, playing
against a friend or a club or whatever, and also correspondence chess there are now many
new ways that you can play. There are some excellent computer programs now, some of them
very very strong and you can play at home whenever you want to with those. You can get
computers which are actually small chess computer, often hand held, and of course you can take
those with you wherever you go and also there is a tremendous amount of chess being played
now on the internet and an actual fact if you wanted to you could play chess for 24
hours a day nonstop if you were up to it. While we are on the subject of chess computers
you may have heard about Deep Blue which was a program IBM developed and which was tremendously
powerful and which in fact was the first computer program to actually defeat a world champion.
Gary Kasparov was champion at the time, played a match against Deep Blue and he lost so that
gives you some idea how strong these programs are now.