Friday, December 03, 2010
Skewered, Forked, Pinned, and Mated!
Alright I took my son to the local library's chess club tonight....where I myself was promptly and summarily demolished by an 11 year old kid.
Furthermore, there were two significant aggravating factors.
For one thing, I have actually been practicing, hard. I've been playing daily on Windows pre-installed Chess Titans (level 4). And I've been working my way through a 700 page tome - Standard Chess Openings. So I thought I was making some real progress!
AND, not only did this twit beat me in about 15 minutes....he taunted me throughout! Before we even started he asserted that *it was going to be a short game*.
Apparently he's been playing since he was 6; he has a paid instructor; and he competes in tournaments.
My intermediate goal, for when I play him next week, will be to last 20 minutes. Baby steps...
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