Rules of the game dating guide
When Waverly requests less ostentation and more silence from Lindo, Lindo calls her stupid.
Waverly angrily runs away from home for half a day but returns when she realizes that she cannot survive independent of her family.
In this waking dream, Waverly feels herself wafted aloft by a wind, detached from her family, and she remembers Lindo’s words, “Strongest wind cannot be seen.” In her terrifying yet exhilarating impasse, Waverly understands that to be herself she must assert her individuality but that she cannot do so without isolating herself from her family.
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Proclaiming “Is new American rules,” Lindo relegates such chores to her sons so that Waverly can expend her energies on chess.
She does not understand these American rules, but she researches them in the library, learning the moves and the powers of each piece, and then easily defeats her brothers.
When she stumbles on some old Chinese men playing chess in the park, she invites one, Lau Po, to play. Waverly soon wins neighborhood exhibition games, and her mother begins to take pride in her, although she still modestly disclaims that it is luck. With Waverly’s victories, Lindo changes the rules in the household.
At nine years of age, Waverly becomes a national chess champion.
Lindo is thrilled as the cover of magazine features her daughter, both challenging traditional male hegemony over chess and testifying that Chinese people can do anything better.