Tonight’s chess game with Gene.
Opponent is black, close up photo is further along.
I was playing super strongly –really surprised myself!
And ONE move (knight instead of bishop) turned the game from close loss to stalemate. Taking a photo of the piece positions really helped. So glad I did it – I knew that one move was the pivotal moment and when I got to try out the alternate option, I was right: it was the better choice.
Way happy with tonight. If only we had recorded the whole game… Considering I lost in four moves, playing against the same person on my first night, I know for sure now that I’m improving. (Especially when Gene acknowledged a “really good move” that I made, as well as saying
"I don’t like position that I’m in [with my queen]."