The Sims 3 Chess Grand Master Guide - Playing and Winning Games
This Sims 3 Guide was originally written for the PC and Mac versions of the game, but also will help owners of the console versions - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Please remember some info or numbers may have changed.
Becoming Chess Grand Master in the Sims 3 can be a great way to teach logic and chess skills to another Sim. Additionally, your Sim will be able to satisfy the requirements for the Chess Legend lifetime wish, associated with the Genius trait. You won't likely earn any money playing chess, but chess is a great way to make have fun while making friends.
Choosing the Right Traits
With the right traits, your Sim won't have a lot of trouble ascending to Grand Master. You should definitely pick the Genius trait, because it benefits your Sim's Logical pursuits in every way. Your Sim will enjoy chess more, and they will get better at logic faster overall.
Computer Whiz will also help a lot with raising logic and practicing chess. With a more expensive computer, Sims can play chess against the computer and raise the skill. If you don't see the option, buy a better computer!
How to Play Against Others and become Grand Master
First, to really climb the ranks as a chess Grand Master, you'll need to practice chess and get your Logic skill up. Level 2 generally won't cut it, unless your Sim is in a great mood. Aim for something like level five logic. Practice against the computer to do this even faster. Taking a job that requires logic, like Law or Medicine also makes sense as your Sims' logical pursuits will be doubly beneficial.
Challenging Others to Chess
Some people have trouble figuring out how to challenge others to a game of chess, and win at it. To play a game of against another Sim, use the cell phone in your inventory to select 'Call Sim..'. The options will change, and you can then select 'Invite Over Next Ranked Chess Opponent'. When it asks you if you want to invite them over, choose yes. Wait a while and your opponent should arrive.
Once you've invited a ranked chess Sim into your Sim's home, select your Chess table and choose Challenge X to a Game of Chess. Your Sim should call out to the challenged, and invite them to play. They'll accept and your Sim will have it out. With a good mood, and a sturdy investment in the logic skill, winning should not be hard for your Sim. Keep winning matches, and improving the logic skill, to eventually reach level 5 in chess. You can check your progress in the skill journal by pressing 'J'.