A Quest for Froot Loops - An Introduction
A long time ago, a little boy and his father were shopping in a local grocery store. The boy was four or five years old. The little boy's eyes widened as they walked into the cereal aisle. There were so many colorful boxes, and the different cereals looked so delicious. The little boy's eyes fell on a cartoon toucan.
He pointed the box out to his father and asked, "Can we get that one?"
"That cereal is too sugary," responded the father as he reached down to pick up another boring package of rolled oats.
"Please," pleaded the little boy, "We always get oats. Can't we get something sweet this time?"
"I'll tell you what, if you beat me in a game of chess I will buy you your very own box of Froot Loops," replied the father.
It has been over a decade and a half since that little boy and his father went shopping that day. I still haven’t gotten that box of Froot Loops. A large part of the reason is that I lost my interest in the game for several years. But now I am interested again, and I know just enough to know how little I actually do know. I intend for this blog to be a chronicle of my attempts to improve my game. I will try to record methods of training, accounts of breakthroughs, and interesting games. It is my most sincere hope that one day soon I will be able to post a winning game against of father along with a photo of me holding up a box of Froot Loops in (literally) sweet triumph.