My son William and I played chess this morning. Thanks to his thirty minutes of chess a day with his Dad (International Master Doug Root), William has reviewed many games connected with his opening repertoire. I played an Advanced French against him, including an ill-fated g4. William had a commanding position, and drew. I thought about how to remember the day of his first draw against me, and this blog seemed like a good place to do so.

Congrats, William! The photo is by Denton Chess Club President Michael Borys, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contact him for chess photos or other photography assignments. Michael also has a weekly challenge at chess club: Defeat the chess program on his computer and win $100!