>what me gambit?

Honoré Daumier, The Chess Players, 1863

“A Chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the third… when you know you’re going to lose!”

I must admit my new obsession, playing chess on ChessWorld.

I am not a very good chess player. At best I can say I am solidly mediocre with a flair for the banal. However, there is no game like chess. And I figure playing chess is at least as good as sudoku (probably much better) for improving my brain power, or at least slow my brain’s noticeable deterioration and general flaccidity. And it is much more fun.

This is not an advertisement for ChessWorld, but so far I have found this site to be a great way to play friendly games at a leisurely pace on-line. It is easy to find opponents and play when one wants to. Plus a guest membership is free.

John Singer Sargent, The Chess Game, c.1907

“You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player”

In keeping with the overall cinema theme of PilgrimAkimbo, here is a little comedy from silent era Soviet Union:

Chess Fever (1925)

My goal, of course, is to keep this new obsession in check.

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