Grandma learns chess

My friend wanted to visit his grandmother this weekend and I tagged along with him. His grandma is a wonderful lady.

My friend has recently started playing chess – a lot. He wanted to teach his grandmother. His grandfather has a beautiful chess set which has not been used in years.

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And so the game began.

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This was Grandma’s first game of chess ever. She used a little sheet of paper that had a description of how the pieces move written on it. She still writes in cursive.

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Then she got stumped. She did not know if she wanted to move her castle or her knight or a pawn.

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She moved her pawn. IMG_1159

Turns out, she should not have done that. My friend then moved his queen and it was a check-mate (my friend was white – silver here).

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Grandma’s losing face.

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PS: All the pictures have been taken with an iPhone 4S and have not been edited in any way.

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