Last night I played chess with my dad and for the first time in my life, I won. That sentence is misleading.... I've won chess before. I've just never won while playing against my dad.
I give credit to 2 people. First, Col - for playing chess with me in Mexico, and providing me with the experience necessary to realize this dream. Second, Troy, for his hours of dedicated tutelage and studied patience. I guess I should also recognize and thank the chess game on Troy's Blackberry (may it rest in peace) for the hours of training it provided.