Day 13: The Chess Vibe
Chess is my favorite game, and I am constantly practicing, improving my technique, taking lessons, and playing people.
So you can imagine my surprise when I manage to turn the Microcampus boys into a semi chess club. Austin Z. has joined my chess exploratory in Q2 at school, and was very good at chess. I do not know how big of a help I was, but he was certainly better than he was after he left the exploratory. Sunny Q., my roommate, also turned out to be a chess aficionado. Clark W. another good friend, turned out to be exceptionally talented and played a masterful attacking game. A certain person who has asked to remain unnamed also turned out to be a good chess player. Having already run an exploratory with my friend Ruitao (Shout out to you, Ruitao!), I though I could teach chess to half the Microcampus group.
The vibe started yesterday, when Austin and I were playing a training game. People checked out the game, and I sort of provided commentary. I found myself spending a fraction of my spare time practicing, and it was then when chess really took off. I told my friends to get a chess.com account, and watched many of my friends' games. I watched as Clark completely crush Sunny with a kamikaze attack, watched Sunny wreck someone else, but almost falling for stalemate. I told people how to castle, and some basic strategy. Chess is becoming the new pastime card game.
As always, never resign!