Chess players in Fortitude Valley

What is the Indirect Approach? Well, I first need to tell you a story…

It was a bright and bustling Sunday morning at the Fortitude Valley Markets.

The social chess scene was friendly but competitive, the passers-by an eclectic mix of everyday Brisbanites, families, singles and couples. They were going about their business mostly just passing through, some stopping by to get food or drinks, others staying to watch the live music or browse items at the local market stalls.

I’d finished a game of chess and was waiting for another opponent to show up. My eyes drifted across to the local book stall nearby…

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