I'm telling this about myself. I'm a girl and as a child of about 12 I learned to play chess in a slap-a-dash way. My one friend (of course it was a boy) used to beat me at the game time and again. Until one day my Dad gave me a few pointers about how to open and follow up. Then when I felt confident, I used my new acquired knowledge and expertise and beat the sox off the boy, who huffed and puffed and stormed out with: I will NOT take this from a girl!! Needless to say that the friendship ended there. lol........ I'd say BOYS are crud.