Michelle and I are finally playing chess. Now that she’s got the basic rules down, she’s enjoying it. We found a really good online site, It’s Your Turn, and can send our moves back and forth while we’re at work.
However, I’m still looking for a good Windows chess program so that I/we can play against the computer. All of the current programs are so huge, filled with vast databases, graphics, and so on, that they are unwieldy. When I was in High School, and had a Macintosh II+, I used to play the original version of Sargon. I loved it. Totally basic two dimensional graphics without any of the, to me – although I recognize that other people do make use of this, feature bloat of all the current programs.
So – I’ll keep looking…
On a related tangent, we finally “redesigned” our terrace so that we can mount our dart board outside and play when it’s sunny. (When we’re not there, since it might rain, we just bring it inside again.) We’ve only had a chance for one quick “test” game – and, even so, had sore arms afterwards. This Summer should be fun.