Friday, 16 September 2011

Jaque mate

My daughter has started learning how to play chess at school. We had a go at it some days ago and she still has to learn a few basics. For example, that it is ok to take your opponent´s knight and you do not need to worry about the horse´s well being. And that crying when somebody takes your Queen is not required. I did not foresee that and had to hug her while she was sobbing at the view of her Queen by the side of the board. I was trying to make the point that you should watch where you place your Queen, a chess board is a dangerous place. Luckily for me we did not finish the game, as her brother came with the brilliant idea to swipe clean the board in one single move of the arm...

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