I’m experiencing a new first with my son, Chris. We’re both chess aficionados and have enjoyed many games together.
Over the weekend in upstate NY, I observed Chris playing a chess game on his phone app. I asked if he was playing against someone and he said that he wasn’t aware of an app or website that supported that.
I recalled looking at Chess.com a while back and that it allowed you to play against others anywhere in the world.
I found that Chess.com does have an app also and promptly downloaded it to my iPhone. Chris found the Android equivalent and installed it. We set up our accounts and established a player connection.
We didn’t revisit the chess during the remainder of the trip as we were enjoying being present and spending time together. There’s no app for that.
I had a little downtime today, so initiated a game with Chris and we appear to be going through a classic opening sequence. I’ll allow this pas de deux for a few more moves, then shred his defense with my ninja moves.
Overall, it will be a fun game regardless of the outcome.
If you’re up for a game, I’m on Chess.com as Coach_Mark