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This invalid idea that Chess.com is for children is ridiculous. I have taught chess to young people for more than two decades and unless you are a progeny, nobody can play chess until puberty. If you understand educational theory, you will understand. However, this assertion that Chess.com is for children is not true. When you have people like Chrisr2213 posing in lingerie on their profile, that is not “child friendly.” Likewise, when I say something between adults, I will not be censored.
Well, I put in two hours per day studying and playing. I'm not a pro or I would do much more. And it is a real uphill battle with many seemingly insurmountable plateaus.
Then there is a little bit of fun, argumentation, creative writing and so on, within the forums. Nothing wrong with that.
Be kind to yourself. Throw out this "troll" word. It is one of those four letter words that are overused. If I wanted to use a four letter word...I have much better ones (learned them in the Navy...50 years ago).
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5 letter word.
No...no...you miss the point. Some people claim that they could be much better if they were to put in the time/effort. But they don't...for whatever reason. So they should shut up about it.
Don't you remember Starwars and Yoda? "Try not. Do or do not, there is no try."
Likewise, there is no woulda, coulda, shoulda as in: "I coulda been a contenda" (Brando...On the Waterfront).
And, even if these people DID actually do something other than "talk it up"...well...they might have then found out some hard truths about their own competence.
Think about it...
Becoming a grandmaster is less about putting in time/effort and putting in the right time + effort. If you don't know how to become a grandmaster, when you "spend time and effort", you're just guessing. Some guesses work, some don't.
Learning how to think is paramount to this game, whether it is for teaching ones self how to get better or simply how to calculate the possiblities of guessing your opponents potential choices...
Very good! You know, I was just being rhetorical.
Glad you were paying attention. You caught me "red handed" (no one says that anymore).
He turned the methods of the Soviet school of chess against it: Botvinnik-style scientific study of all areas of the game, in-depth openings preparation that has probably only been equaled or bettered by Kasparov, and a passionate will to win that only Alekhine and Larsen could match." -- John Nunn (on Fischer)
You won't get an argument about that from me. I think a good example of that can be seen in playing bullet/blitz and never doing anything else.
As far as getting to grandmaster level...about this I know nothing. Nor does the average golfer have any idea about how to be the next Tiger Woods. Maybe a lot of praying would help (lol...for cabby's sake).
Here is something bizzare that I just came across:
Do you want to come with me to the boys' room, then we'll see who is Jewish?" -- Bobby Fischer (on being reminded by a reporter that he was half Jewish)
Another vindication of "why I am a bad chess player"...
"I just turned 40 (some say 50...60...whatever). I can't think as fast or as well as I did when I was younger."
Fischer does not merely outplay opponents; he leaves them bodily and mentally glutted. Fischer himself speaks of the exultant instant in which he feels the 'ego of the other player crumbling'." -- George Steiner
that reminded me of my old track coach
he had been coaching at the school for 40 years (off and on too) and had been a student there for 4.
but he used to ask " how do you eat an elephant"
the answer is " one spoonful at a Time"
That's the spirit!
You know, I think the real key to success at chess is: "Stop blundering!"
Oh...that's the toughest nut of all to crack. I do it less and less...but hardly anywhere as well as needed. I think I would have a bruised forehead if I were to smack it every time I came to realize the blunder that I had just made.
I played an older gentleman a few weeks ago; He plays poker like a Samurai warrior, but chess like a little girl...he had no confindence and full of excuses.
“I am the best player in the world and I am here to prove it.” by guess who?
And who said this?
"Is it against the law to kill a reporter?"
He was so politically incorrect and dead on!
Same guy who said this:
I object to being called a chess genius, because I consider myself to be an all around genius, who just happens to play chess, which is rather different. A piece of garbage like Kasparov might be called a chess genius, but he is like an idiot savant, outside of chess he knows nothing.
Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnoi have absolutely destroyed chess by their immoral, unethical, prearranged games. These guys are really the lowest dogs around.
In defense of Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnio, who I have met, I take great offense at the suggestion they are unethical. You, e4nf3, are not worthy of licking their shoe.
You need not get snarky with me, Denny. I only reported what Bobby had said.
These are so funny dude!
Glad you got a laugh.
Looks like this thread has shot its wad...it has disentegrated (as so many do) into just another 'flame war.' I'm outta here...
Another lurker bites the dust. You'll be missed...cough...cough...
"wendel23 wrote: What a wuss!
That sounds a bit harsh. Well, he could've stayed to help make it a better world.
New cadre of bad chess players, incoming to fill the void:
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