So, another three months have passed and I still remember how all the pieces move. I’ve also realized that going all these years without playing chess, I really don’t have much of an interest in actually playing it. I’m happy knowing that I understand the game if I were to watch others play, and that I could sit down at a chessboard and although I’d probably lose, I’d know what I was doing, at least! Maybe one day I’ll actually want to be good at chess, but for now, I’ve definitely accomplished the goal of learning it!
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I played chess on my Mac, and it didn’t give me hints on where the pieces go and I still generally knew. And it ended in a draw, not in me losing completely!
I’m not ready to call this done, but since the goal doesn’t involve me aiming for any actual skill, I’d say I’ve made real progress! :)
My husband has a chess computer game on his new laptop and tried to teach me how to play yesterday. I still hardly know what I’m doing, and would still be almost completely lost without the guides that remind me what pieces can move where… But I’m hoping to stick with it and learn from habit and practice. We’ll see how it goes.
ETA: I won my first game against the computer (on level 1, of course) shortly after writing this. I beamed with pride for about 2 hours straight.
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