Returning to chess

I’ve missed playing chess. The chess books I’ve had since grade school
are still on the bookshelves, waiting to be dusted off and re-read.
I’m a little embarrassed about taking chess up again. I used to be on
the varsity team (not a difficult thing if you’re female) until
training for programming competitions left me with no time to train
for chess competitions. I’m rusty now, though, and embarrassed about
it.

But maybe I should get back into chess. Not the memorize-playbooks
kind of chess that people often play, but chess for the sheer heck of
it. Chess for the joy of anticipating another person’s moves.

Ah. Hmm. But I didn’t like the confrontational nature of it before…

I don’t know. Maybe I’ll take up Scrabble instead. =)

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