UPDATE – I DIDN’T COMPLETE THIS CHALLENGE, BUT I DID LEARN TO SWING DANCE INSTEAD

“A bad day of Chess is better than any good day at work”
(Anonymous)

For this weekly challenge, I’m indulging a little. I have always wanted to learn how to play chess, and over the next seven days I plan to spend a few hours each day getting to grips with it.

I start from zero: I know how the pieces move and have watched the Bobby Fischer movie, but I know little more, and at this point I’d be ashamed to play against anyone. By the end of the week, I hope to have at least played a few dozen games (mainly against my computer) and learned some basic strategy. That’s a start, right?

Tips, advice and sympathy are all welcome.