Wednesday, 27 May 2009

An afternoon at the Igorot Garden

The Igorot Garden is where you go if you want to bet on something more cerebral. Unlike card games which rely largely on luck and bluffing skills, chess, and to a lesser extent checkers, are very difficult games with all pieces exposed to both parties.

Just so games don't last longer than a commercial break in GMA-7's Pacquiao coverage, serious punters play blitz. I saw only one youngster on the boards, none in the gallery. Mostly, it was old men. It wasn't as I remembered. Maybe kids prefer the less mentally challenging RPGs and online games. Sad.

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