After a scorching performance by me against my opponent Zimowski from the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, I have finally cracked the 1400 ranking on RedHotPawn! I know, I know, you don’t care. But chess is the game of kings, my friends. I’m taking H&T to their first chess club tomorrow morning to celebrate their 6th birthday (which is actually Wednesday but the party is tomorrow afternoon). My Polish grandfather taught me chess when I was six. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give a kid. There is plenty of academic evidence out there now that says it does wonders for cognitive development.