So… my son likes to play chess.
So… I am learning to play chess. In case you are wondering, it’s nothing like Scrabble. Where’s a triple word score when you need one! Chess challenges my brain in a completely different way than my brain is used to getting challenged. In fact, my brain begins to hurt attempting to keep up with everything that could potentially happen on a chess board. So many choices.
Alexander Kotov, a Soviet chess grandmaster, said this about the game of chess “It is better to follow out a plan consistently even if it isn’t the best one than to play without a plan at all. The worst thing is to wander about aimlessly.”
I think this is good advice. In fact, I hope to one day not wander around the chess board aimlessly. Perhaps, I might improve my chess game, once I learn to stop calling the knights, horsies. 🙂 The knight (a.k.a. horsey) is my favorite chess piece. You know why? It moves in the shape of a letter. At least I can think of potential Scrabble L words while I am playing a round of chess with my son.
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