[–] Amareldys 4 points (+4|-0)

The chess kid's parent should try checkers.

[–] RisingUp 1 points (+1|-0)

I'm stuck on 'Octavian.' I assume it's a pseudonym but even so, why?

I find it kinda funny that a kid named Octavian is impatient, stubborn, and doesn't accept losing. Maybe they should have named him Bob.

[–] spacykate 1 points (+1|-0)

I don't think the columnist picked up on the fact that the father is probably beating the kid 100% of the time. My dad did this to me - wanted to play chess with me but completely slaughtered me every single time. Not suprisingly I didn't want to play with him anymore and dislike chess to this day. When you play with kids you have to let them win sometimes.

[–] Amareldys 1 points (+1|-0)

Yeah... you have to set it up so there's an obvious move they can make to beat you.