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When you think that Karpov is a fish.
Karpov, and Fischer are the only two chess players I'd ever heard of before joining this site.
About 11 years ago, when I first started playing, I don't know that I had heard of Fischer even. Now I'm following Yifan Hou's career, and can probably name almost a hundred chess masters without any difficulty! That's pretty neat!
Same here. I only knew the 2 K's (Karpov & Kasparov) before joining this web, now I can name almost all the World champions (Steinitz, Lasker, Capa, Alekhine, Euwe, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Tal, Petrosian, Korchnoi, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik)
Korchnoi never made it, Spassky was the one Fischer played
I love the idea of the King sacrifice! Absurd? Obviously.
Chess is a sonnet...or a screech...depends on how well you play, I suppose.
A bad chess player:
when you have your own class Z
Choosing moves at random improves your winning chances.
Now here's the rub. It's this word "bad".
If you are a "bad" chess player, does that mean you are a felon, an evil-doer, or such, who happens to be a chess player? Perhaps, in your case...yes.
"Bad" is an adjective for which the implication is actually meant not for the person, per se, but in regard to their chess playing ability.
In which case, "bad" is still inapropriate. How can chess play be either "good" or "bad"? Where is the moral or legal basis?
Anyway, I would suggest the following (please feel free to correct me or invent your own wording):
"He is a fine fellow, but his chess play is simply dreadful."
Nuts. That sounds 19th-century archaic.
I suppose, "bad chess player" will have to do.
When....U log on a checkers screen pops up!!!!!
Aw right, this is getting long in the tooth. I can't think of a thing that hasn't already been said.
I just watched Casablanca (for probably the 10th time) and in his opening scene, there was Humphrey Bogart sitting at a chessboard (I suppose that I had forgotten about this).
I strained my eyes to see if the pieces were on the right squares (which is often not the case in movies and print). I didn't have an adequate view. That and my eyesight has seen better days.
The point is, I was wondering if maybe Humphrey Bogart was a bad chess player.
Hey, that's great news!
BTW, I lied when I said that I can't think of anything else to say .
When you have more Blog Points than actual rating Points!!!!
cpotm winners will not be pleased ...
The hell he was.
No, wait! That was John Wayne.
If you are a bad chess player, perhaps your offsetting attributes are actually praiseworthy:
a. You lack evil, Machiavellian mad-dog killer instincts (keeps you out of jail).
b. You have empathy for your fellow human (and thusly, chess players) and don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
c. You are too scrupulous to stoop to chicanery (nice way to say cheating).
d. Winning isn't "everything".
e. You have a "life" (and the females find you very attrative).
I could go on ad infinitum, but that would be an exercise in futility. It's all a pack of lies.
Truth is, even if you are a truly bad chess player, chances are that at least your dog still loves you.
You are a bad player when you blunder a completely won position and get mated
Sovereigns, politicians, bishops and really good chess players are all afflicted with libido dominandi.
You can sleep better at night because you, a bad chess player, don't have to worry about the negative consequences involved in that.
The villagers won't be coming after you with torches and pitchforks.
Signs you're a bad chess player
You play 1. e4 and your opponent says “Mate in 6.”
Members of your chess club start chuckling when you walk through the door.
You discover that a tournament is not a good place or time to learn the “en passant” rule.
Half your chess pieces desert the game.
Your idea for a king sacrifice doesn't go very well.
At your last tournament, you tied for last place with a monkey named “Bobo.”
You consult a chess engine for help with your game, and it tells you that you should have resigned 5 moves ago, and would probably be best if you forget chess and take up stamp collecting.
After your queen sacrifice, you tell yourself, “At least he won't be using that pawn any more.”
In the middle of your game, you ask your opponent, “Wait, was I playing white, or black?”
Your best victory was winning on time when your opponent had to go to the hospital.
Here is something to consider if your goal is to stop being a bad chess player.
Really good chess play may have unintended consequences, outside of the money, fame, women, cigars and whiskey that are incumbent with the prestige and sense of empowerment.
There may be a dark side: http://blog.chess.com/kurtgodden/chess-is-bad-for-your-mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM009WDIyg8 have a look if you run out of ideas!!
My game agaist a 1814 fide rated guy at the tournament.
by thegeneral14 3 minutes ago
Thoughts on using engines for analysis
by aww-rats 5 minutes ago
Defeated a 2730 player(FM Kulinarist)
by timepass12345 5 minutes ago
Queen or Two Rooks
by ViktorHNielsen 6 minutes ago
How to improve ur chess skil?
by Exchanger 7 minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by motherinlaw 7 minutes ago
by furtiveking 10 minutes ago
What is you favorite thing about Carlsen?
by PatzerLars 11 minutes ago
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