A Perfect Match – Valentine’s 2021 with Mom

Mom and Chris eat fish on Valentines Day
Mom playing Chess with me

We spent Valentine’s Day this year with Mom Pollock. Always a treat to see her. I know she’s an amazing mother-in-law, but what I didn’t realize is that she is the perfect match for me! In chess.

My most recent addiction has been learning to play the game. Yes, I confess, I am one of the masses suddenly flooding to https://www.chess.com/ to learn the game after watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, but it’s so fun I don’t mind being part of the trend.

Mom hasn’t played in decades so it was like she was re-learning as well. We both made some really stupid moves and some really great ones. Soon we were at a point where we each had three pieces left then realized they were even the same ones ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been very fun for us all.

6 responses to “A Perfect Match – Valentine’s 2021 with Mom”

  1. I enjoyed reading about your Valentine’s Day with Emma. That’s marvelous that you are on the same wavelength with chess. Good luck mastering that complicated game.

      • If you mentioned chess in my presence, all you’d see would be speed puffs, like in the comics. I learned the moves, but I do not have an analytical mind. I won’t even play checkers. That’s why I’m in awe of your wanting to learn to play.

  2. What a nice Valentine’s! I haven’t played chess in years. I wasn’t ever very good at it but I certainly know how to play it. I thought Wizard’s Chess in the Harry Potter movies was awesome! Good luck and have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks! I love that Harry Potter scene too. Iโ€™ll have to watch it again now that I know a bit more about the game. Thanks for the reminder.

      • Yay for Wizard’s Chess! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, even after all these years. I’ve read all the books a dozen times or more and seen the movies much more than that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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