About two months ago, we added "Chess" to Rosebud's school list.
Every day, she would play against the computer on dad's phone.
She wasn't very good when she started out... about as good as any eight-year-old girl would be. But she improved quickly. After she was winning more than half the time on one level, she would begin playing the next level.
Recently, she began playing level five. I have never beaten level five before. I've beaten level four many times, but so has she.
One afternoon, Rosebud came running into the room to inform us that she had drawn with level five.... the game had ended with just a king on each side. So I challenged Rosebud to a chess game.