Friday, 30 March 2012


Chess is one of those things that everyone seems to know how to do except me. I've tried to learn at different times over the years, but each time I find someone with a chess set and the knowledge and patience to teach me, I get a few lessons and then we end up in different countries and that's the end of my chess for another few years. By the time I get to have another go I don't remember anything and I'm back to square one.

I've been on the lookout for a cheap chess set that I can start to play around on and try to teach myself a few moves using the internet and books. Last night I was in Tesco and found a game that combines chess, draughts and backgammon. It isn't anything fancy but it's all I need for starters. It should have been a tenner but was marked down to £2.50 - how could I resist? So I now have one less excuse to put off finally learning how to play chess.

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