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  • kco
  • | Jan 12, 2010 at 9:52 PM
  • | Posted in: kco's Blog
  • | 2089 reads
  • | 15 comments

This was taken from my homepage-

   I am married with two boys .As you can see that I am a cleaner, ahh bloody hell ! at least I am free during the day. I like archery, tenpin bowling, reading and camping and bushwalking. I'm a kiwi born been living in Perth half of my life, still proud to be a kiwi and a aussie. Well for me ,how did it start? I think it was when in one Xmas in '72 I got this present a compendium games. It has snake and ladder, backgammon,  draught ,chess etc.threw the backgammon and chess out cause nobody knew how to play it! [got 2 younger sisters] then about a year later I ask dad he didn,t know,so he ask a friend ,so my sister & I tried it out, just muck around really lol.Few years later we get this magazjne called Listener (tv guide} is had some article on chess then I learn it by myself.
        I remember one at Intermediate school we had activety class and it has chess so I went to it wasn't much though.
        Moved to Dunedin, few years later I remember we had a visitor from Germany, Robert Hubner giving a simutaneous games, interesting.

        Few years later I was about nineteen tried to join up at the Otago chess club, only been there for awhile cause they played on Saturday night, well I prefer going out with my mates for a few beers instead.

          Moved to Darwin then down to Perth not much with chess, bought few more books and now here I am in the chess.com.

Comments


  • 7 months ago

    Bronco70

    I just stumbled across this. Nice story KCO Smile

  • 15 months ago

    kco

    Don't have a favourite atm. Embarassed

  • 15 months ago

    Rowan

    Nice story. What book (chess) is your favorite please ?

  • 3 years ago

    BorgQueen

    I'm sure all of us did, but when I think about what I was up to at 18 and I think of my son getting to 18, I think... "Oh no..."!

  • 3 years ago

    kco

    they were the fun times I had. Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Ooooh yousa in for sum trubbles soon then!

    Do you remember your 18th?  ^_^

  • 3 years ago

    kco

     "They are 9 and 13, Both boys know how to play it but prefer to DSi and PS3." better had updated that, now they are 11 and 15 Yell   

  • 3 years ago

    BorgQueen

    I only have 3 PCs, 2 laptops, XBox360, DS-XL and a Wii.

  • 3 years ago

    Ndan8

    I only own a DS

  • 4 years ago

    blackfirestorm666

    I know someone else from Dunedin :)

  • 5 years ago

    Dozy

    I was practically ready for the aged pension when I learned the moves. Around 33 or 34. Considering the amount of water under the bridge since then I don't think I've made best use of my study time to improve my game.

  • 5 years ago

    Streptomicin

    I would love to see my son beat me in chess by age of 7. He would have to take some beating up the butt after that, but hey, life is hard.

    2 years old in March, and he knows how to name all the pieces.

  • 5 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Mnnn... That would frustrate me!

  • 5 years ago

    kco

       They are 9 and 13, Both boys know how to play it but prefer to DSi and PS3.  

  • 5 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Nice, so you learned chess pretty much alone?   That's cool!   I think my mum taught me when I was about 6 or 7 or something and she says I was beating her at 7.  

    I can't wait to see my son start playing a bit more!   I hope he's beating me at 7!

    How old are your sons and do they play?

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