I Once Played Chess

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    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

    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

    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

    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 Is A Very Clever Game

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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