Lucian

Uncle Lucian

Lucian, my uncle, was Zvetlana's husband and Cristi's father. He introduced me to chess. After winning against him a number of times (I could never tell if he ever let me win, it always felt like I was winning fair and square), I went on to win a "diploma of merit" and a crappy pair of socks after having participated in Daciad. He also tried to introduce me to poker, though that didn't work as well; I had thought it is entirely a game of chance, completely missing its complex and enticing psychological aspects.