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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Although I own a Kindle Fire, I don’t know my apps from my elbow.
I use it to read, to check e mail and to look at my Facebook account. Anything else, I figured, was a total waste of time and money.
Then I found out there are such things as chess apps. Chess is a game for clever people, and I like to think I’m clever, but I’ve never had much luck at it.
I’ve played against only two people — the guy who taught me, who was on his way to becoming a grand master and could cream me in three moves, and my son, who is younger and better rested.
Imagine my delight when I bought the app and discovered I could program it to be dumber than me!
Every game I don’t win ends in a draw, in which I chase the other king around the board. I think I should be awarded those games, too, because I’m the chaser and not the chased.
So now, a game of chess is my daily ego boost. If I could find a math app that worked the same way, I’d be a happy gal.
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