Anyone play chess? I used to play a fair bit when I was a kid but haven't played for years (apart from the odd game every now and again) but when I was in Paris last week I started getting into it again. My friend has a market stall and I kept him company and passed the time between customers by playing game after game of chess - he hasn't really played much before so I won fairly easily but it was still fun. Then some random guy came and challenged me and we had quite a good tussle. Although I have to admit that there is some kind of law of diminishing returns in my enjoyment of the game and I think that when I play it too much and get beyond a certain proficiency I begin to get tired of the same old openings and get too worried about losing to play properly. It's a strange game in that way.