Well how about that?

I actually won a game of chess online. I’m surprised, because my general experience has been that it’s all hard core chess geeks who play online, and they would slaughter someone like me who thinks that Ruy Lopez is Jennifer’s brother. But after warming up for a few weeks playing my girlfriend (she’s on 23 games now, about 16 of them against me, I’ve lost twice due to not paying attention while in teacher mode), I can actually hold my own and not be totally embarrassed.

I play at the Free Internet Chess Server. I’m looking forward to when I beat someone who has a few wins in their history to solidify my ranking (currently at “who the hell knows” due to having played a handful of games and my opponents having similar rankings).