Mama Diaries

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Playing Chess with Bubba

"Mama," my nine-year-old son asked.  "Will you play chess with me?"

I didn't realize the kid knew how to play chess.  "Okay," I said.  "One game."

We got out the chess board and set up the pieces.  Surprisingly, he remembered what I had taught him a long time ago.  He was doing pretty well.  After about a half hour, I was getting tired of the game.  I also had a ton of things to do, so I decided to make a bold move and see what happened.  I moved my queen all the way up the board and parked her right next to his king.  "Check," I said.

I wondered if he would knock her off with his king.  He didn't.  He took his bishop and knocked off my rook.

"Check mate," I said on my next move, capturing his king and winning the game.

"That's not fair!" Bubba complained.

"What do you mean, it's not fair?"  I said.  "You could've gotten my queen!"

"You didn't tell me I could get the queen.  I thought I had to get the rook.  Redo!"

"No redo, Bubba.  Mama rules.  And that's that!"
     

35 comments:

  1. lol winner, now off to cook dinner

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  2. Mama makes the rules!
    This tends to happen to me playing Monopoly. I start to lose large amounts of cash, on purpose to speed the game along.

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  3. I'd like your rules if I was playing as you but not against you!

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  4. I like Mama rules! Tell Bubba every chess player gets fooled like that once. The trick is not to get fooled again. I'm a chess player from way back. I like it, but yes, it does take time. You probably took your son's abilities into account in your bold stragegy there, Sherry!

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    1. That's exactly what I did! I'm sure I couldn't get away with a move like that if I was playing you!

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  5. Mama rules! And that is how it should be!

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  6. Good job, Sherry. So glad Mama rules! I think it should happen mor often. D

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  7. Mama rules! I need to tell that one to my kids. :)

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    1. Maybe. I'm sure though, that he won't get fooled by my trick move, again!

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  9. He'll remember this. It's not good to let kids win all the time.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Watch out for the next game . . .

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    1. I know. I'm going to have to be super sharp for the kind of moves he's going to try to pull!

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  11. Sometimes Mama rules trump all others....

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  12. Bubba had his chance. Go, Mama, go! ;)

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  13. Gee, but you've gotta know that in a kid's world, an immediate declaration of "Do over!" fixes darned near anything. (I wish it worked as well in the real world.)

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  14. Sounds like you're raising your child to be a strategic player. Yay for you winning this round!

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    1. I hope so. Those are skills he'll need in the real world!

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  15. Won of my favorite things to do with my grandfather was play chess with him. He always won. :)

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  16. Too cute! Such a great game to play too!

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  17. LOL! I'm reminded of when my oldest learned to play chess. He was so tired of losing he made up his own version: queens chess. He said each player could have as many queens as they wanted and could go as many times as they wanted, then finished with, "I go first."

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