Wednesday, February 23, 2005

It's never too early to start chess training

Ruby Magdalena arrived Monday morning, January 31, at 9:40 a.m. She was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 and 3/4 inches long.
Of course, having a newborn in the house poses all sorts of new challenges. But proud papa Raul didn't let that get in the way of starting the child's chess education.
We have also begun working on her chess repertoire, beginning with Alekhine's Defense, a quirky but sound response to 1.e4 (1...Nf6). It's going fairly well considering the circumstances, though I get the feeling I haven't been able to fully convince her that the old Four Pawns Attack is unsound. Nothing a few bloody losses to her old man won't cure, I suppose.

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