Friday, March 30, 2007

Tiny Triumphs

Finally, tonight, I beat the freeware chess game at the "difficult" level.

For some reason, whenever I "come back" to chess, I have trouble really concentrating on the game.

But I've been doing heads-down coding all week, so I figured I was fired up to focus.

When I was in elementary school, my father taught me how to play. I was fascinated by the game, and started playing him often - one night after another. I lost every single time. For years.

Until one night I cornered his king -

Such a small thing,
But great.

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