Chinese chess master

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IAT 313 Spring D100
Linear Narrative Final Draft
Terry Yang

Chinese Chess Master

My grandfather lives in a quiet neighbourhood in China. There are many old fellows
who are like my grandpa who have nothing to do all day. In their spare time, they would
entertain themselves with Chinese Chess. Grandpa was a big fan of Chinese Chess. In his
days after retirement, he had played Chinese Chess almost everyday. An old fellow named
Zhang is interested in playing Chinese Chess as much as grandpa is. One more thing, he
plays better than grandpa does. He is grandpa’s destined opponent. Grandpa hated to
lose. Unfortunately, it is very hard for an old man to learn new skills in Chinese Chess. The
difference in skills can not be changed, no matter how slight it is.
The hopelessness of victory once created a depression for grandpa. I couldn’t do
anything due to immigration to Canada; however my little brother heard about it and
decided to help grandpa out. He is not a hard worker and “lazy” is his middle name. He
was no master in Chinese Chess and he’s too lazy to become one. However, he is still
somewhat smart, so he found a way around it. The next generations are fluent with new
technologies. He challenged Zhang in Chinese Chess, with a Chinese Chess App installed
in his smartphone. During the matches, he copied every move of Zhang’s into the game
against the hardest AI, and he copied the countermeasures of the AI’s into the match
against Zhang. In the end, Zhang didn’t realize he was in fact playing against a hardcore
computer chess player. He was not only surprised that my brother won, but my brother won
the matches while playing his cell phone, instead of thinking about next moves! He thought
my little brother is a genius in Chinese Chess. He even called my little brother master and
wished to learn Chinese Chess from him. When grandpa heard about the story, he laughed
out really loud. His depression was then gone. My dad bought him a new iPad recently. He