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December 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments

I am rediscovering the joy of playing Chess with Abhishek. He is learning, and we now have started playing sometimes together against the computer or against each other.

I used to play a lot of Chess when I was younger. I still remember recreating the games from one of the Spassky-Fischer tournaments from a book I had got. I had memorised openings. I played quite a lot in IIT too, but was never good enough to beat more experienced opponents! Over time, the playing diminished.

Now, it is slowly coming back. I am perhaps a little better than a beginner now, and have to get into the mindset of planning out moves. Right now, the objectives are simple: avoid silly mistakes!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Statspotting // Dec 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

    The other point about Chess is how it had stood the test of time. Many other games have undergone many modifications – not Chess.

  • 2 Gaurav Sharma // Dec 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Chess is fun! The rules of chess are few. Outplay of many pieces as per these simple rules results in the complexities and excitement of chess.

    It is an off-beat analogy; but almost all the physical phenomenon in our world can be explained by only 3 rules, under the theory of Quantum Electro Dynamics.

  • 3 yayaver // Dec 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    One of the best of memory of my father is tis only – to teach and play with me the game of chess. Hope both of you have lot of fun and bonding together..

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