Very nostalgic image. I can visualize a couple old-timers sitting down to play some checkers. The image has a lot of potential.
- Too much border around the edges. It doesn't add anything, so crop it down.
- It's got a slight color cast to it. It needs to be a bit grungier.
- All the wood distracts you from looking at the board. This is really where your focus should be.
I cropped it down and added a little black and white with some contrast in Lightroom 4. Then shot it over to Nik Color Efex for a little tweaking. I added Tonal Contrast, Darken / Lighten Center, Brilliance / Warmth then Film Grain.