My dear friend I very happy to see your dedication about chess and that you love dedicating your books to your family and friends. But I have played chess before, mainly in Switzerland, when winter nights are cold, nothing to do, so with my friends and family we played chess, dominoes, and poker, and when not to bothered by the cold weather, we would venture to the pool club and play pool all evening. Mainly the reason why I don’t watch tv; I have learned to keep myself occupied with something else. I don’t like chess, but I play chess.

I am known by my brothers as the slick cheat; daring the impossible when I win.

 

To my friend Sylvia,