I’ve always loved playing chess with my brother. He’s a strategist so he’s always thinking four moves ahead, where I’m the guy who just does things. I’m hoping to buy him a unique chess sets this year for Christmas. 3 months ago
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I will start playing at least 3 chess games in a week 15 months ago
How I did it: I started playing chess when I was just a little girl; my dad really liked chess and thought his daughter ought to enjoy it as well. But I didn’t, until I was 15 I really hated chess. But when I got older I started to appreciate my dad more and more for teaching me to play. People don’t believe me when I tell them I play chess. It is that uncommon for a 19 year old girl to play chess in my country. But after a while I started playing less and less. A month ago when I joined 43things I added the goal “get better at chess”. I realized later that I’m not going to get much better at chess, but I do play more now than I ever did-and enjoy it. I don’t care how good I’m, but I don’t want to stop playing. So I figured this goal is much more suitable for me. I now play for half hour a day. It’s a fun game. Chess makes you think, to focus-you don’t get that in many games. Read how I did it… 2 years ago
Today was my uncle’s birthday, and we had a nice celebration. My little 6 year old cousin is learning how to play chess and his dad said, “Now we have a good chess player in the house who can teach you!” referring to me, of course. I was flattered but it had been years and years since I’d played. I had a lot of fun playing with my little cousin and I think he did too, but we quit halfway through the game. It was tough because, since I was teaching him, I kept asking him if he was sure he didn’t want a second chance whenever he made a bad move. Enough of that and I was winning the game for him against myself! But it reminded me of how much fun chess can be. :) 2 years ago