“You start. Rookies take white.”
He wasn’t aggressive, like the jail dudes in the movies. His eyes though, had this steady intensity to them – you could feel him watching, focused, sizing me up. Looking to see if I was going to be a pussy or a problem or what.
I moved my King’s pawn two spaces.
He brought his full attention to the game.
We didn’t play with a timer, but there was a real pressure to not take all day making a move. Taking all day means you’re a pussy.
He looked almost happy when I beat him.