Sunday, July 17, 2011

Portrait of Humiliation

This was the scene ten, maybe 15 minutes into our chess game. Toa was playing white. I was playing black.

I'll spare you the agony of trying to figure out what white pieces are missing from the board. I only captured two, a rook and a pawn, and I paid dearly for falling into the trap of taking those pieces.

I need to find some good "Chess for Dummies" books or something. This can't happen again.


Guy Schalnat said...

First things first. If he's not going to castle, you'd better be attacking f2 with everything you've got. That's his pawn in front of the bishop next to the king. This is usually a white strategy, but it works with both colors. Search on "chess attack f7" and read up.

Mrs Random said...

That's part of the problem. It's really hard for me to read books that speak in terms of the letter-number grid names for spaces and translate that into the actual game board. I'll do the search you recommend and try to learn from my mistake!

Mrs Random said...

woo hoo! I found a you tube video for it. I LOVE you-tube! Now i don't have to decipher the secret chess code to try to follow the strategy!

Breezy Point Mom said...

My goodness - how old is Toa? He's a genius.