Chess and 3 and 6


Chess is almost more about composure. Don’t let on when you’ve made a mistake. Don’t let on when you’ve thought things through. Don’t make a move too quickly otherwise it’s too easy to know what you’ve been thinking. Most of the game is a poker face, but not too much. It’s about the in between of the game. That’s why a chess board goes back and forth between black and white.

How you play chess against someone represents how you think of interactions w them playing out. You think in either short term or long term. Because it’s what matters in that instance. That’s the problem. If it’s the short term you want you’re anxious. Impulsive. Long term, you’re apathetic, more decisive because there’s a need to show off almost. We either focus on instances or this “long term” “short term”; the variables. There’s a reason the variable in mathematics is what is considered unknown. Because the variables are abstract and interchangeable. The endgame is what is most interesting.

6 pieces. 6 modal configurations according to David Zilberman. 6 days to create the Universe according to the Bible.

Bad things happen in 3’s.
Good things happen in 3’s.

3 and 6 have always been such intriguing numbers. Something to ponder during my “spare” time. Because it’d be foolish to say that I have just enough time. Oh no. I certainly have extra over what I already have, the value of which I do not know.


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