I Once Played Chess

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    Rocket Science Is Easy.

    Chess is hard. Fortunately we now have computers that can play it for us.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 31, 2008

    Chess Club

    I was actually in chess club in 5th grade. I'm hardly good at it now, but I use to be pretty decent back then. Chess was my thing, recess was chess time. I'd love to have a crystal, glass, or wooden chess set.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2009

    Sore Loser?

    Funny enough my father was a pretty descent player and as a teen taught me. We played many times with him challenging me to a game. Of course I got better and hung around at chess club in the library before class and during lunchtime. I really enjoyed it until finally...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 22, 2009

    Used To Love The Game

    used to love the game as a kid - starting playing it as much as I could at 8 until an adult beat me in 4 moves and never played again.
    DeepForest DeepForest
    46-50
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2010

    Could Play With Back To The Board

      I learned to play in the 9th grade. My math teacher encouraged me to join the chess club. I took to the game and was a fast learner.    When I was in the Army, in Korea, my duty was to spend 4 hours a shift in a guard tower looking at a vast field of nothing...
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2009

    Chess and Family.

    I am not very close with my father, and we never really got along that well anyways. Sometimes he's a very annoying person. But every once in a while we play chess, and those times are the only time I feel like I can have an openhearted conversation with him. I don't really know...
    Cracked Cracked
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    My nerdy ex once challenged me to a game of

    chess. Before we started playing, she asked me, "Which among the chess pieces do you think is the weakest?" "The Pawn, I answered." "No it's the King!" "The King? why?" "Basta, it's the King." Having no interest in playing chess, I just shrugged off the convo and continued to...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    How I Started Playing Chess

    Like many people, I was first introduced to chess,by watching the famous Chess match between Spassky and Fischer,in 1972. I sat glued to the TV,and was messmerized,by the intricate constructions. The expert commentary sure helped. then I started playing casual games in school...
    Steve212000 Steve212000
    51-55
    1 Response Sep 28, 2012

    Chess Is A Very Clever Game

    Chess is a brilliant board game.
    SaxonWhip SaxonWhip
    61-65, M
    Jan 30, 2013

    Hack Job!!!

     I learned to play chess when I was married to my first husband.  He played well, and wanted to teach me.  At first, I found it intimidating, but the more we played, the more I started to enjoy it.  I can't tell you how many times he beat me..I made...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Jan 3, 2010

    Stalemate

    I used to play chess a while ago. It started as a curiosity but grew into a pass time as a middle schooler. My best friend and I would spend hours at the board. As I got older, I stopped playing nearly so much, it was time to take other things more seriously. I was never a...
    Caliper Caliper
    56-60, M
    May 26, 2009
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