Round 9

Mar 5, 2013, 12:35 PM |

This was an interesting match, more for the environment than the game itself.  Our opponents were all visually impaired.  My opponent was an older woman who was blind, and played using a specialized board that allowed her to feel the position.  I played over a standard board, and called out my moves for her.  This was an interesting challenge and czech lesson for me, as I actually still wasn't sure how to say all chess related things in Czech.  Now I know how all the pieces are called at least :)  

So here's the game.  

My opponent could certainly have fought on.  But going down an exchange with the poor pawns wouldn't have been super fun to defend.  So, fair enough, 1-0.