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Leaving Online Chess

Yes, I am leaving Online (Correspondence) Chess. It was only recently that I understood that it is hindering my life out of chess.com. I put myself on vacation and I enjoyed my life a lot, a lot better than how I felt it was here online.

I liked the way I was free of tension, free of the thought that I will have to log in and play before my time gets over. I played outdoor games, watched the television and enjoyed my studies more and better.

I will not run after my online ratings now, but concentrate more on OTB skills and play more tournaments OTB and develop my experience in that.

Somewhere I have understood why my friend, General_Mysers also left the site.

So I have resigned all of my games, and will play no more after my current 14-day tournament gets over. However, I will log in occasionally for Tactics Trainer, live chess games, groups and to keep in touch with friends.

If there is anyone reading this who has me as an admin in their group, I request them to demote me to a member. This is a very strong and sincere request. I shall only be an SA of my one and only group, Strategizers & Speedsters, and its HQ.

I will also be unavailable for games and will not join any team matches. I am sorry for that and also for all the games I've lost for my groups. I am also blocking off all news alerts and team match alerts. If there is anything that has to be informed, you can message me privately or drop a note.

And I'm saying sorry for all the group invites, if there were any sent. Maybe I will accept them when I get past all of my 2106 (as of now) messages.

~~~

Comments


  • 20 months ago

    ShyamGopal

    way to go SP,OTB is the main thing that matters, Join me in the ranks of rated players soon

  • 23 months ago

    StrategicPlay

    M5f, there is a difference. I can't handle it any more. :)

  • 23 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    SP, you shouldn't have resigned all your games, just not have started any more and eventually you wouldn't have any.

  • 23 months ago

    Aditya_Deshpande8

    Yes i am doing the same, my friend....i've reduced the online games to 5 from some 60 odd games...and i no longer participate in any TMs or tourneys.....just live chess

  • 24 months ago

    anurag999

    it can be really addictive .... i  m lucky to get out of addiction ....anyways have fun and best  of luck buddy:)

  • 24 months ago

    wyh2013

    ok

  • 24 months ago

    StrategicPlay

    Hello, hello! STOP! All those who have that sad feeling running in their heads. I am NOT leaving chess.com. I am not getting detached from friends.

    And if you're feeling sad because you were about to challenge me, you can do that Live.

    Or if you're sad that I lost games for your group, I'm sorry for that.

    BUT JUST CALM DOWN. IT WOULD BE LIKE WHEN I JOINED; I ALWAYS PLAYED LIVE CHESS THEN.

  • 24 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    Frown

  • 24 months ago

    vik9612

    Partners!

  • 24 months ago

    StrategicPlay

    Thanks, everybody. Smile

  • 24 months ago

    Black__Knight

    I warned you, don't bite of more than you can chew. Chess.com can be adictive, so many moves, so many options, it's like playing the game of chess. You have to maintain self control and stick to your game plan. Good luck buddy. BK

  • 24 months ago

    wyh2013

    good idea.I am about to work so this might need to be abandon.Wish you a good time,SP.

  • 24 months ago

    suezy

    I can understand my friend, and you are way to young to be to attatched to this, you have a whole life ahead of u.

    Good luck SPSmile

  • 24 months ago

    sajay

    goodluck

    first of all reduce your teams to under 10

    play more live games with time set more than or equal to 30 minutes

    sure you can enjoy more...

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