Thursday, March 26, 2009

Check Mate

The Flower and The Boy take a weekly chess lesson. (They're actually the bulk of the class, which I think is down to one other kid.)

Anyway, The Flower beat the teacher yesterday.

Although the teacher said he didn't let her win, I suspect what happened was that he underestimated her at first. Then she launched a very aggressive strategy that put him on the defensive.

Still, not bad for a seven-year-old.


  1. Heh. That's awesome.

    My son is obviously way too young to play chess, but he likes to play with the pieces and the board. As my husband said the other day, "He's a formidable opponent. Very aggressive. He can move any piece from any square to any square, and he's even willing to reach across the board and move my pieces to make a play."

  2. Ha! That's great.

    Apparently, The Flower planned a four-piece attack, and by the time the teacher realized it it was too late.

    Meanwhile, the Barbarienne's learning to set up the board.



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