Glad that SCBWI started up their monthly illustrator prompt #scbwidrawthis for 2017! For this month, the word was love.
THE earliest European writer who mentions chess is the Byzantine princess and historian, Anna Komnene, of Constantinople. She calls the game Zatrikion, and says that the Greeks derived it from the Babylonians; and that her father, Alexios loved to play. So here she is learning from her father!