Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm Back!

Sorry, it’s been a while since I was last here. Blame my impending house move, it seems to have wormed it’s way into every aspect of my life, taking over my brain and all of my time. They say it’s one of the top ten stressful things to do in your life, I think right now it’s number one on my list…

Anyway, I digress – Chess! Blinkin’ hard to learn this one. I started to read the Chess for beginners book and promptly gave up, halfway through the first chapter. It reminded me of the time I tried to crack the Rubik’s Cube, I couldn’t understand the ‘how to’ book on that either! I went on BBC Radio Nottingham again today and Andy Whittaker has set me a task of learning to play Chess by my next appearance (March 19th) so the challenge is on – best dust off my Chess board this weekend!

3 comments:

bikerted said...

Like most games the basic moves are easy to pick up. It is only when trying to come up with an attacking strategy while not leaving your king defenceless is the problem. Clear JJ?

Phil Lowe said...

Chess schmess! It's easy. Each player has some soldiers and they are called porns and then the Kings and Queen and bishopy thingies. So you put them all on the checked board. Think for six hours until your opponent falls asleep, move one and you've won! Easy. If that fails just take one corner of the chess board fully loaded with pieces and tip it in the waste bin.

Janette Jones said...

Bikerted - so everyone keeps telling me but I'm feeling the love!
Phil - you old cynic you!