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My Chess Journey First Half
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My Chess Journey First Half

'' If you know how to play chess, sit on that chair and if you don't, just ' shut up ' . Those were the words changed my life when I was 18 years old.

My friend (Frankie) was playing chess with a man who i knew for some time and I was joking them at that time, saying to my friend ' move this piece or move that piece ' . But i didn't have a clue how to play chess. The man who was playing chess with my friend said those words to me ( as i mention above). I knew that i was wrong. I knew that a chess game needs total silence. But i thought that it was not a big deal since they were playing just for fun. And he told me to shut it. I was a bit upset and angry because he knew that i couldn't play chess and his body language was telling me that '' know your place''.

The very next day, i asked Frankie to teach me how to play chess. He said '' he was not a very good player and showed me how the chess pieces can be moved and their strengths and powers. He said to me '' I should play on yahoo chess.'' That evening, I was well on my way to chess world where i have never ever been before. I have lost my first game ( i still didn't have a clue how to play), I only knew how to move my pieces. I have lost my second game, someone beat me on my third game and after i have lost a few games , I started to realize that how to defense ( I didn't know how to attack ). After a good hours of playing ( losing ) chess, i decided to call it a day.

When you play chess online, you can't see your opponent's face and he/she can't see yours either, that give me a lot of encouragements to make a move ( stupid or good ). I just made a move what i think the best but i didn't think too long. I have moved fast as for a beginner. After a good while ( more than 3 or 4 months ), I started winning games regularly. But of course i have lost more games than i have won. Once Bobby Fisher quoted '' All I Want To Do, Ever, Is Just Play Chess ''. I have obsessed with chess. I was thinking about chess all the time and i played chess every waking hours of mine. I wanted be a good chess player at that time ( I did not have any knowledge to play chess for professionally yet ). WHY? I just wanted to beat The Man who told me to shut it. He was a strong chess player.

One morning, in the early days of British's summer, Frankie and I were playing chess. At that time he was cooking as well. What he did was annoying me , he made his move and went into the kitchen and he came back and made his move and back into the kitchen again.He asked me '' Did you make that move? Did you move your queen? and guess what , I did made that move and i did move my queen. I was amazed and upset, angry and asking myself '' how the hell in the world did he know what i moved?''. Every time we played, he won easily. So i set my target that before i could beat The Man, i needed to beat Frankie first because The Man beat Frankie so bad right in front of my own eyes. So if i couldn't manage to beat Frankie, how the hell could i dream of beating The Man?.

To Be Continued...


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