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I'm not sure why I had to defeat my son at chess

His growth as a player took a back seat to my need to win

Chess board

I learned chess as a youngster. I found the order and strategy compelling. So I was more than happy to teach my sons how to play. There is a rhythm and motion to the game: looking ahead, planning your moves, setting up your opponent for a masterful maneuver—there is something about that.

My boys have progressed to the . . .

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October 27, 2016

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