Excellence at chess is one mark of a scheming mind

Originally posted at GameSpot on May 15, 2008

According to Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes quote above, I am definitely not a schemer – note the word “excellence” in the title…

My wife bought me Chessmaster: The Art of Learning as a surprise yesterday, and I thought I’d celebrate here with some…well…chess talk!

My dad taught me to play when I was younger, and he routinely mopped the floor with me. What did I learn from all those beat downs? I learned that you didn’t have to win at something for it to be fun – although I readily admit it’s more fun.

I do enjoy the game, and I wish more people I knew felt the same way. But that’s why I love Chessmaster – there’s always someone there to crush me!

 Post tenebras lux

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