Adventure 75 ~ Learning To Play Chess [Day 7]

Well, the big game has happened. I struck it lucky and got to play with the white pieces this time. Having studied some classic openings, I decided to throw my son off the scent by using a closed game opening.

The game lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes. You can see the final state of play on the image below today’s video. Watch the video to find out more ๐Ÿ™‚ .

chess finalI am just going outside and may be some time ๐Ÿ™‚ .

JT

Adventure 74 ~ Learning To Play Chess [Day 6]

Today’s the day : I’m playing a full game of chess against my son and will be putting everything I have learned over the past 6 days into action!

In today’s video, I talk about my experiences of employing one of the opening move sequences I described yesterday and I share details of a move whichย everyone should know (apparently ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and which features in most games ~ especially if ย a player wants to keep his/her king safe.

The match is tonight and I’ll report back tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ .

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 73 ~ Learning To Play Chess [Day 5]

Today I share my experiences of speed chessย (in the game I played, each player had a total allocation of 5 minutes)ย and learn my first 4 openings (strict combinations of moves).

I am just going outside and may be some time ๐Ÿ™‚ .

JT

Adventure 72 ~ Learning To Play Chess [Day 4]

Now I’m starting to get quite excited about chess! Last night I played my first full game ~ you can see how it ended in the image below today’s video (I am playing with the “black” pieces).

It’s only a few short days before “the big match” on Saturday, so I’m still taking the opportunity to learn some top tips from the rich treasure trove that is YouTube. Today I’m learning about the 3 types of opening moves.

Find out how I got on last night here :

full game of chess

I am just going outside and may be some time ๐Ÿ™‚ .

JT

Adventure 71 ~ Learning To Play Chess [Day 3]

Last night saw the second 15-minute burst of chess with my son. Last night I applied what I’d learned yesterday. Last night a massacre took place (you can probably work out which side took the hit from the “state of play” image below today’s video!)

Today I found this YouTube videoย about opening moves really helpful. It makes sense and I think it will be useful for “The Big Game” which is planned for saturday!

game 2

I am just going outside and may be some time ๐Ÿ™‚ .

JT

Adventure 70 ~ Learning To Play Chess [Day 2]

chessLast night I played my first game of chess with my son. We played for 15 minutes and the image shows how well it went for me : I am “white” – and I’ve already lost a knight!

I’m hoping for some improvement tonight, having watched a really helpful YouTube video. Now I know a key strategic principle which I should avoid violating at all costs. (I also stumbled across the term “castling” in this video. Further investigation reveals this to be even more complicated than the off-side rule in football, so I don’t think I’m going to take that move any further at the moment!)

I’ll be playing again tonight and I’ll be keeping my top tip to myself to until after we’ve gone head-to-head ๐Ÿ™‚ . I wonder if he’ll notice any difference …..

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 69 ~ Learning To Play Chess

My Space Odyssey has encouraged me to expand my imagination and grow my creative thinking. To support this development in my thinking, I’ve decided to learn to play chess! There seems to be a whole heap of benefits associated with playing this gameย and, even though my impression of chess is that it might be quite complicated, I am looking forward to squeezing my head through another wormhole ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Today I started out by learning the basic moves from this short YouTube video. Over the coming days I’ll be watching more video tutorials and playing too.

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

 

Adventures 38 – 42 ~ Abundant Gratitude

I’ve been away in Glasgow for a few days so I’ve a bit of catching up to do! In this post I’ve included 5 short videos that will bring you up-to-date with my adventures ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Adventure 38 : Day 7 Of The Prosperity Game ~ I share my learning from the previous 7 days along with details of how I spend my daily credit from the Universal Bank (it’s a whopper today, by the way!)

Adventures 39 – 42 : Keeping A Gratitude Journal ~ I’ve never kept a gratitude journal before! I’m interested to see what happens when I place my awareness on the things I’m grateful for. The reason for keeping a gratitude journal are pretty compelling : you can read more about the benefits of gratitude here. You can even take part in an interactive quiz to see how grateful you are ๐Ÿ™‚ . I took the quiz before starting and it turns out that I am more grateful than 75% of the American adult population. I feel grateful about that ๐Ÿ™‚ย  and wonder what impact my gratitude journal may have on that figure.

Gratitude Journal Day 1

Gratitude Journal Day 2

Gratitude Journal Day 3

Gratitude Journal Day 4

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 37 ~ On The Write Track

It’s day 6 of the Prosperity Game and things are really on the move now! Today I move closer to something that seems to have been there all the time. What reveals itself to me feels very familiar.

Here’s what happened today ~ and I’ve put some relevant links below the video. Even typing the words “link” makes me smile because, at some level, I think I’m actually creating neurological links that may be helping me to make really helpful changes.

(Just while I remember, I’m not going to be able to blog until next Tuesday but I will be continuing with my adventures. I’ll still be uploading videos to my YouTube channelย everyday so you can watch how things are going there!)

You can find out how to select the right publisher here and you can see one of my potential publishers hereย  ๐Ÿ™‚ .

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 36 ~ Putting My Own House In Order

Home sweet homeIt seems like my garden metaphor is really working for me : today it felt like I was actually playing the Prosperity Game. I was surprised what came to mind today and it’s made me think about my future in a different way.

If you’re wondering about the image : it’s my favourite room in my house in Scotland (I talk about it in today’s video).

5 days in and I’m getting the hang of it ๐Ÿ™‚ . I’ve put links to some of my “purchases” and gifts below the video as usual.

See my Shaker kitchen here . See my bathroom here . See the animal rescue centre here

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT