A friend recently rebuked me for playing chess against the computer, she saying it was a worthless activity. However, I just beat a computer program playing at reasonably high level, a level I had not beaten it at before. I did it with a good pawn attack against the kingside, a rook sacrifice to open up the king’s defense, and finding the right mating combination before the computer could marshal its forces to counter attack.

I feel pretty damned good right now, sort of like apres-sex. I’m not saying chess is as good as sex, but it does have its exaltations and ecstasies at times.

Published in: on December 2, 2008 at 11:49 am  Leave a Comment  

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