Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beautiful Day

It was a beautiful day. I knocked out 2k words on a new Cash Laramie story I'm calling "The Lawyer" and read some submissions for BEAT to a PULP. And then there was this:


I had been losing when my opponent made an error I capitalized on. Two moves prior to this board, he asked for a draw but I knew I had him and went in for the kill. He resigned. For those who don't play the game, I am white and one move from checkmate.

Beautiful day.

16 comments:

Chudney Thomas said...

Awesome!

G said...

Kewlness...especially when you're able to capitalize on an opponent's sloppy play.

David Cranmer said...

Chudney, That it is.

G, I have to say he/she played extremely well. This player is a good 1,000 points above me and that made the win even sweeter.

Ron Scheer said...

Only because the other king isn't armed...

Randy Johnson said...

Lord, I can't remember how many years it's been since I played chess.

looking forward to the new story.

David Cranmer said...

So true, Ron.

Randy, You should try internet chess but beware it is very addictive.

I think the new story is one of the best and I don't normally say that. I'm introducing a villain that I hope to bring back again.

Evan Lewis said...

Cool. Twice.

David Barber said...

I'll go cool thrice!! Hope your weekend is as beautiful as your day was!

David Cranmer said...

Evan, Gracias.

David, The weekend is off to a great start because I asked Little d (the mrs) for a fresh western topic I could write about and she provided a nifty idea. One I outlined this morning.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Well done! Now go have some pancakes!

Reb said...

Great start to the weekend ;)

David Cranmer said...

Alyssa, Are you making them or Butters? Either way I'm there.

Thanks for stopping by, Reb. I hope you and your cousins have a top Canadian weekend as well.

Anonymous said...

I may have to try this cyber chess. Does it cost any $? (James)

David Cranmer said...

James, Piece of cake to sign up at RedHotPawn and you can play up to six games for free. Let me know if you join.

Charles Gramlich said...

RD8 mate.

David Cranmer said...

That would be it, CG.