I have been playing chess off and on since I was seven; my dad taught me how to play. In the last couple of years I have been playing a lot. I have taught my son to play and I help run the chess club at the elementary school here in town. The game of chess has so much to offer. It gives you time to think and it teaches all of us to slow down, be patient and to carefully make our next move. That's the life lesson hidden inside this awesome game that I hope my son learn.