Raising A Chess Champion

Raising A Chess Champion

MomOnaBreak
| Jan 28, 2021

Growing up as a competitive chess player, I was certain that once I had my own children I would surely turn them into chess champions. They would be the improved, better, stronger versions of me! I was inspired by the stories of the Polgar ...

Counter-Attack Is The Best Defence

Counter-Attack Is The Best Defence

MomOnaBreak
| Jan 19, 2021

Deep in the Siberian forest, in Russia, stands a small hut. Who lives there, is a mystery. Perhaps a ‘Baba-Yaga’, a Russian witch. Perhaps spirits. Josephine, found herself sitting in a dark, frigid room of that hut lit with one dyi...

Chess In Hollywood Style

Chess In Hollywood Style

MomOnaBreak
| Jan 3, 2021

“First restrain, then blockade, lastly destroy” – Aaron Nimzowitsch Josephine wanted to be kissed in Hollywood style. She was facing Marco, her new crush, in an intense, 5 hour game. He was showing interest in Josephine as well...

Chess With Benefits

Chess With Benefits

MomOnaBreak
| Dec 30, 2020

I love how one can play chess anywhere, anytime and with anyone who knows how to play, despite their age, gender, language, background etc. I love how it brings people together, sometimes those who are complete strangers and how it fosters friends...

Chess-Love Triangle

Chess-Love Triangle

MomOnaBreak
| Dec 26, 2020

There is a legend that says we were all born as stars. And before we fall on earth, we split into two halves, which sets us to search eternally for our other half. But sometimes, our star splits into 3 parts, creating a love triangle. Yikes! Jos...

Chess Players' Peculiarities

Chess Players' Peculiarities

MomOnaBreak
| Dec 23, 2020

Chess players can sometimes be an interesting bunch to observe. Some shiver, others twitch; some constantly tap their foot, others pull on their eyebrows … all movements done unconsciously while deep in thought … Josephine has been...

The True Cost of Chasing Trophies

The True Cost of Chasing Trophies

MomOnaBreak
| Dec 20, 2020

I am writing this memoir because I wish somebody had written it for me when I was 17 years old. I’d like to put things in perspective on unnecessary sacrifices we sometimes make in order to achieve our dreams. On a ho...