Check Mate




Finn had his first lesson in chess, and now he's ready to take on the world. I don't know how he memorized all the moves so quickly, but by doing so he's already better than I am.

I told him we could get an ipad app for him to practice with, but he was sure that the computer was smarter than he was and would win every time. So we had a lengthy discussion about how computers can actually be programmed to lose a certain percentage of the time. And he was game.

After an hour practicing on the iPad he did manage to beat Grammie in a real game. I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt and say she let him win. But still, I'm curious to see how this new interest plays out.

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