Michelle stared at the board, viewing the situation at hand. After evaluating her opponent’s options and probable next few moves, she moved her queen’s bishop. By the way Jerry’s mouth dropped, it was obviously not an expected move.
“Check,” Michelle said.
“Check,” Michelle repeated with a smug grin on her face.
“I see that,” Jerry said as he narrowed his eyes and looked the board over intently.
“Careful, you’ll burn holes in the board, and then we won’t be able to play any more,” Michelle quipped. But Jerry ignored her, and Michelle could tell by the way his eyes were hopping all over the place that he was playing about five moves ahead. Suddenly, his worried expression was replaced by one of confidence, and he moved his night to protect.