BY SAVANNA BUCKNER
Gravity Bar at the top of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland, offers a unique view. Glass windows encompass the circular space, creating the effect of one, large panorama. Standing up there, you suddenly see how the city fits together and where each building stands in relation to the others.
Like the view from Gravity Bar, chess also involves seeing farther ahead than usual. Chess-masters train their mind to think through the myriad of consequences that may result from a single move. Yet, in the case of grandmaster chess, planning ahead usually means spending grueling hours studying and staring at chessboards, which may be difficult to meld with the notion of living in the present moment.