10490 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I think we describe two different type of people. You describe a type that fall from the ladder say "bad luck" and dont learn anything. I Describe a person falling off and say "I will nedd to watch my footing better in the future, im unlucky."
...and I am saying that this person does themselves more good by saying "I will need to watch my footing better (or whatever other action is deemed to be needed) in the future, I made a mistake.". One pretends that capricious fate led to the problem, the other takes responsibility for it. "Watch my footing" is not specific enough. Falling off a ladder that way means you did something wrong...turning around on the ladder, standing on the top step, standing with all your weight on one end of a step, planting the ladder on uneven/soft surface, etc. It can be identified and specifically avoided.
The same can be used in sporting events. If your team is doing good, there is no need to analyze and questing what you are doing. Its better to just keep on doing the same
This is another faulty premise ;)...but I don't want to start another tangent.
yeah!!! I think it's right but, there something odd. do u know, maybe he use book or anything else that all of us did'nt know. that why he always at the top in playing chess...
Methinks that in the ladder example, the "bad luck" was not falling from the ladder but breaking one's leg when only minor injury if any was expected.
Not that it matters much to the argument for sure.
Organised Drinking Session in a Brewery
by kleelof a few minutes ago
12/20/2014 - Kornflit - Huker, corr 1965
by oreojj2014 a few minutes ago
12/19/2014 - Honfi - Csenady, Hungary 1963
by Krish_01 a few minutes ago
by MuhammadAreez10 2 minutes ago
GM Ian Rogers lectures @ Melbourne Chess Club
by best-by-test 3 minutes ago
Chess.com Christmas Wish: New Friend
by A_Helping_Hand 4 minutes ago
Who was Bobby Fischer?
by Mersaphe 10 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Champions
by rmsundar 10 minutes ago
Places where it would be rude to bring your chess set?
by dragonair234 11 minutes ago
by MuhammadAreez10 11 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!