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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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.