The Chess Wanderer

"Les pions sont l´âme du jeu" Francois-André Philidor, 1749

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Chess time with significant other

This post was motivated by Don's post. I wanted to put together a little table of things to do to "buy" chess time with your significant other. The format of the list is:
(Item): (Item time) = (chess time)

Here's the list in no particular order:

1. Foot massage: 15 minutes = 2 to 3 hours

2. Going to in-laws for dinner: 1 minute = 55 seconds *

3. Going shopping: 1 minute = 45 seconds **

4. Playing video games: 1 minute = -1 minute

5. Watching a movie together: dependent on type of movie

6. Long walk on the beach: > 1 hour = 1 free day

7. Going out with her and her friends: 1 minute = 2 minutes

Hope this helps. Please feel free to add to or edit the list.

* Majority of time can be used at the in-laws for studying. This is good for two reason. 1. It gives her time to spend time with her family. 2. They will be impressed with your studiousness. The rest of the time is allotted for eating dinner together and the required small talk.

** Again, majority of time can be spent with a puzzle book just outside of the store or in the sitting area near the dressing rooms. Remaining time is used for commenting on outfits and general ego-stroking.


At 3/31/2005 1:35 PM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I have chosen the toughest, hardest but most rewarding way: I learned my spouse to play chess. But I warn you: you must have special qualities to do so. Since you all tried and failed, you know what I mean.
*** PATIENCE ***

Another quality comes in when she starts to beat you (at chess that is) . . .

At 3/31/2005 1:59 PM, Blogger CelticDeath said...

I've split the Class C prize in 3 recent tournaments. Although it didn't add up to very much money, it was still enough that my wife cuts me more slack than she used to when it comes to game play and study time.


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