Now that I have a newfound sense of time and the precious ability to enjoy it, I would like to extend an open invitation out there to one of my beloved readers to join me in the game of kings. Simply put, I love Chess. I have written an article about chess, been quoted on ESPN Classic about chess, I’ve even done a radio show on chess but I have not played it in a very long time. So…I am looking for someone who would be interested in playing a long-distance game. My son is busy preparing for college and I have no one to play with. This could be done via emailed-moves and the board could be displayed online with an updated digital photo and move list. I would even post a link here so viewers could follow the action. I’ve used online chess sites before and they are way too impersonal. I want to play someone who I ‘know’ or can ‘get to know’ on a real physical board that would be set up. I have several nice chess sets, but I think a little travel one would work well for this approach. There would be a weekly time limit (min. one move per week) and the victor could claim bragging rights across the blogosphere. I think it would be great to eventually get a CW-blogger tournament going on as I know there are many chess players who are also historians and history enthusiasts. So to quote the great Garry Kasparov, “Chess is torture.” Who’s with me? The game begins in 2 weeks. Accept challenge here.