3 Works in Yuletide
He pushed an overturned chair out of the way with his foot and revealed a cheap plastic chess set. "Can you show me how to play like you?"
Curt raised an eyebrow. "You're better than I am."
"What's better even mean?" Brian sighed in frustration. "You're more interesting. You've got… flair."
"Flair?" Curt snorted, sounding a bit offended.
"You know what I mean. You didn't just win, you made it dramatic. You made it amazing. I want to be able do that. I want to be able to make the whole room watch me play, to be hanging on every move I make."
Curt scratched his head. "I didn't really do anything on purpose," he said. "I just played. That's just me."
"Then teach me to be like you," Brain told him. "That's what I want."
16 Feb 2013
"The Wayward Queen Attack violates a conventional opening principle by developing the queen too early, subjecting it to attack."
While Tesla is in self-imposed exile in the catacombs of Rome, he and Watson exchange letters.