played three games of chess at the cafe tonight. beat one guy who i am fairly evenly matched with, and then beat another guy who is much better than i for the first time :) then i was trounced my another great player. i just don't respond well to the queen's gambit. i never read books, so i don't know the way you are supposed to respond to things. i learn by trial and error. the second game, i beat a kings gambit with an unorthodox response. not deliberately unorthodox. i just don't know what i'm "supposed" to do. sometimes it works for me.