Recently, my son has been learning to play the game of chess. Of course, he wonders why the king doesnt have the move of the queen and why is the queen protecting the king and not the other way around..
son: mom, why cant the king protect the pawns and the officers?(meaning the rook, knight, bishop, queen). Why does it need protection from the others?
i: because he is the leader and ruler of the kingdom, if the king dies then the castle is taken over by the other king..
son: oh, that’s why… i just wonder, because the queen is trying all the time to protect the king, its just like baby trying to protect me, it should be the boy protecting the girl..
i: in chess, everybody is protecting the king because he is the leader, without the leader, there might be chaos and there will be no peace..
son: but shouldnt the king protect its people? he shouldnt be the king if he cant protect its kingdom..he shouldnt be called a leader if he cant lead his people…
This was the end of the conversation because i dont know how to explain and answer… I wish it is easy to explain things to a 5 year old…Note: any inputs is greatly appreciated😊