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So the other day I met a kid who asked me what I did. I said I played chess, and he laughed and said "Haha, I could kick your a$$ in chess." (He was 15..) I simply said OK, sure, I'll get my set from the car. I got it and we played.
Firstly, this was the way he believed the board is set up:
At this point, I removed my handgun from it's holster and discharged 6 shots into his head and back, killing him instantly.
...Joking with the handgun part, but the rest is accurate. I was pretty angry with him at this. Thoughts?
A word to the wise:
So the guy's a patzer; so what? You gonna charge him rent for the space he's taking up in your head?
Let it go. Not worth getting upset about.
Seems like an opportunity to set a youngster straight in a non-macho way was missed. You have to finesse ignorance to overcome it sometimes
Guys, why bother? The troll obviously wasn't secure enough in his manhood not to try and one-up Cogwheel; why should Cogwheel fall into the same trap? Waste of time and energy. My ego's not so fragile that it would break apart because some jackstick won't recognize I'm right and he's wrong.
R. O. F. L. M. A. O. O. L.
He asked what you did, and you said you played chess. You play chess for a living?
I think its kind of sad you went out of your way post this about a kid.
So what else do chessplayers do apart from trying to win a lame argument with someone that's pulling your leg and trying to insult them afterwards on the internet ?
Cry or laugh?
Heh, that's pretty funny stuff. You didn't actually shoot the guy six times did you?
Read the last sentence in the post.
LOL! Your joke about shooting him reminded me of a routine by John Pinette. Go to 1:09 to hear it directly, his "Coldstone Creamery" bit, it's near the end of his act:
I love stories with a happy ending...
You could have shot him and helped the species by eliminating a source of arrogant ignorance polluting the gene pool
Of course, you would have gone to prison for life, but we all have to make sacrifices, don't we?
You should have played him with the board set up the way he thought it should be - by the sounds of this guy you would have easily won anyway.
I think he did what he wanted to, he got under your skin!
yeah, whatever. when i play against people that are clearly clueless i don't ever take en passant, it's quite a hassle, if you know what i mean... sometimes i don't even castle either.
What's to be gained? The kid obviously didn't know what he was talking about. You were correct, he was clueless...and arrogant...you don't have to "kick his butt"...life will do that.
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