Michael Vick has fallen ‘in love’ with chess, likens it to taking part in quarterback

Michael Vick is conserving busy after his taking part in days — in actual fact, he is nonetheless conserving a aggressive edge.

Certain, he has since taken on an analyst function with FOX Sports activities, however he has taken up an exercise that he says is extraordinarily much like taking part in quarterback: chess.

The Atlanta Falcons legend took on chess whereas he was in jail and mentioned he “fell in love with it.”

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Michael Vick attends Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Tremendous Bowl Social gathering at Loews Miami Seashore Resort on Feb. 1, 2020 in Miami Seashore, Florida. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Photographs for Fanatics)

“I used to be all the time intrigued about it, all of the items on the board and so much to study,” Vick mentioned in a current interview with Fox Information Digital. “A buddy of mine and I, we spent like three months studying easy methods to play it. We took a three-month course on easy methods to play it. After that, he was telling me I used to be able to go. That’s sort of how I fell in love with it.”

Vick participated in Chess.com’s BlitzChamps match with different present and former NFL gamers like Kyler Murray, Larry Fitzgerald and match champion Justin Reid.

Vick did not final very lengthy within the match, shedding each of his matches, however he says chess is an effective way to kill the time.

Michael Vick looks to pass

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick stands on the sector earlier than a sport between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park Oct. 13, 2019 in Carson, California. (Denis Poroy/Getty Photographs)

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“I want I may play extra. With the ability to get on the Chess.com app acquired me again into it. Each time I’m touring or transferring round, I’m making an attempt to play it and discover a strategy to problem myself. I really like chess, man. I actually do.”

Chess is so much much less bodily demanding than soccer, however mentally, they’re fairly comparable, the 2001 No. 1 total decide mentioned.

Michael Vick looks on field

Michael Vick seems on from the sidelines throughout an NFL soccer sport between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston. (Cooper Neill/Getty Photographs)

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“It’s laborious to say [what’s harder]. It takes some time to place collectively a playbook. When you possibly can play the sport and be assured and out-do the opponent — I really feel like taking part in quarterback is like taking part in chess. All of the pondering and making an attempt to beat the protection,” Vick mentioned.

With Vick’s leads to each actions, we’ll say that soccer got here extra simply, however he has lots time to get higher at his newfound love.

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