Today’s First: Played outdoor chess with my sister, we are down in Carlsbad for some sister time. Game ended in a draw (tie). What I like most about doing this blog is that it gives me the accountability to learn something I perhaps wouldn’t be inclined to given my typical daily ‘routine’.
A bit about the history of chess:
The history of chess goes back almost 1500 years. The game originated in northern India in the 6th century AD and spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently, through the Moorish conquest of Spain, spread to Southern Europe.
Lots of solid 411 here on best first moves: https://www.chess.com/blog/monsterking/top-10-most-powerful-openings