Deep down, we all knew this would happen eventually. Pakku was going to figure this out. Picking out tiny, seemingly inconsequential inconsistencies is his job. Alas, playing it cool under pressure is NOT among his skills. Or keeping his mouth shut. Or defending himself in a close-quarters closet fight, while we’re listing things Pakku is not particularly good at. As a random, non-specific example.
Bishop takes Knight. Your move, Una.
I wonder how Pakku would be at chess…I myself enjoy chess, but cannot for the life of me actually create the situation of check mate. Except by occasional happy accident. I had a friend in high school that taught me how to play. We had to wait a long time for the buses to arrive, so he brought a board so we could pass the time. He once told me I was very unique to play against, because I tried very unusual strategies. Little did he know that it was not so much that I had some masterful mind-bending strategy, but that my memory was so bad that I’d forget my plan two moves in and have to come up with a new plan to replace the old plan, only to lose that plan two moves later and have to come up with yet another course of action. It was one part reactionary tactics, one part proactive planning, one part pretending to know what I was doing. Which is kinda a summary of my entire life approach.
If you had to pick a board game strategy that encapsulated the way your brain works, what would it be and why?