My first real chess match

This week I took a break from my online chess efforts and decided to give it a shot in real life. It went much better. There’s just something about the human interaction and hands on factor that helps my brain grasp easier.

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This is Quinn. Electrician by day, chess master by night

I promised not to whine and complain, so he agreed to play a match against me and help me along the way. I only needed a hint a few times.

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I was the black squares/frosty pieces. Wasn’t sure what move to make next!
(This chess set is very frustrating. I wish I had gotten one with two distinct different colors- would be less confusing)

Right now, I definitely have no strategy and I certainly lost, but at least I get the point. It was almost fun.

Dramatic footage of me loosing…

Now its back to my chess app to practice up and perfect my strategy so I can beat him next time!

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6 thoughts on “My first real chess match”

  1. This is fantastic! I used to love chess as a kid. What kind of online networks have you found for chess playing? Have you made any friends online through this journey?

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      1. You could try to search beginning chess on Twitter. Send encouraging words and let them know you are a beginner, too. They might have lots of tips and resources to online chess communities.

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