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Friday, February 25, 2011
I enjoy playing chess. I learned when I was around 15 years old. My granddaughter Lilly is starting at an early age. She is four and already can correctly name all the chess pieces.
An important concept in chess is the term 'en prise.' It means 'subject to attack.' I have improved my game by ruthlessly concentrating on unprotected opponent pawns. Any piece that is unprotected is 'en prise.'
If you can capture two or three unprotected pawns you will have a strong edge at the end of the game. Try it, and you will see the difference!