12 steps for fun...

Feb 23, 2009, 6:34 PM |

Step 1. I have admitted that I am powerless over my addiction...that my game load was unmanageable.

Step 2. Came to believe that my power cord could restore my laptop's battery.

Step 3. Made a decision to turn on my computer and turn my life over to the game of chess...as I understood it.

Step 4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of my material.

Step 5. Admitted to my opponent and myself a defeat, even though I still push for a win.

Step 6.I am entirely ready to remove my opponents material.

Step 7. I have often asked God to help my opponent not remove mine.

Step 8. Made a list of all the people who have defeated me and asked for a rematch.

Step 9. Arranged a rematch whenever possible, even if it took me into the wee hours of the night to finish.

Step 10. Continued to keep current on my games, and played live chess whenever there were no moves to make.

Step 11. Sought through the chess mentor, the computer workout and free on-line books to improve my chess game, as I understood it, and prayed for the free time to implement my knowledge.

Step 12. Having an intellectual awakening as a result of these steps, I have tried to teach my children chess, and referred my friends to chess.com, and use the principles of what I have learned in my everyday life.