Life is Like a Game of Chess?


I used to be a high school chess coach.  I’m no chess guru or grandmaster.  I enjoy the game and I am a fair, if average, recreational player. When I had an active rating as a player, I hovered around 1600. Nothing special.  In fact, when the best players on my team were regularly beating me after a year, I used our budget to bring in a master player to give lessons to the advanced players and I worked with the beginners.  Again, I didn’t take on the role because I was the best qualified. I took it on because the situation came calling.   I was the one on the faculty who stepped forward when some students wanted to start a chess club.  After the first year, I encouraged them to join a high school league.  

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