Sunday, January 11, 2015

Oscar

Oscar is five.  A year ago his father set up a chess board and Oscar asked how to play.
He learned the game in an hour.


Oscar went into Starbucks with his family and stood behind the regulars.
They asked him if he wanted to play.  Soon he was at the table,
concentrating on a chess match.

21 comments:

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

This is brilliant. Learned playing Chess at the age of 4, can't believe it. Convey my wishes to him.

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John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Maybe Oscar's dad should have taught me. I hope he won!

Lowell said...

I hate kids who are smarter than I am! :) Seriously, that's pretty amazing. I play lots of games but never learned chess and I'm too old to do it now! You got a great look on Oscar's face!

Mersad said...

That's a great and fun shot!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Stefan Jansson said...

Good move by his dad. I never learned to play chess.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Never to young to learn the moves :) lovely moment captured here.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the look on Oscar's face as if he's staring his opponent down, daring him to make a wrong move.

Karl Demetz said...

... and I bet he won !

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture!! I, too, love the look on Oscar's face!! Priceless!! Hope you're ready for a "picture-taking" week, Jack!!

VP said...

A future champ?

Sharon Anck said...

A prodigy in the making!

Kate said...

He looks very engaged!

jennyfreckles said...

Great picture. I never did learn chess, tried once or twice but I couldn't remember the moves.

RedPat said...

Good shot of this little guy, Jack!

William Kendall said...

That is impressive. I like his expression.

Kay said...

Good for Oscar! He looks like he not only has the game he's also got the fearsome look of a competitor.
We recently saw "The Life of a King" with Cuba Gooding playing an ex-con who teaches chess to inner city kids. Gooding puts in a nice performance.

Michelle said...

Go Oscar go!

Randy said...

He even has a game face. Smart kid.

Virginia said...

Bravo Oscar. I'm amazed at how my grandson and others so young learn chess. I captured an 8 year old playing a young man at Luxembourg Gardens last year. Her dad was a chess coach. He was quite proud.
Wonderful slice of life portrait Jack.
V

Bob Crowe said...

A prodigy? White's advanced queen looks very unprotected. Go get her.