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  • 9 days ago · Quote · #261

    ThomasJEvans

    11.Bxg5

    Then develop the knight and castle queenside.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #262

    AnishBhargava

    ConnorMacleod_151 wrote:

    ooops!

    lol

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #263

    mirasma

    I am 35. I have a chess.com standard rating of 1200-1300. i have never played chess professionally and have no idea if a lousy player like me can ever get a FIDE rating.

    your USCF rating at 17 is my dream! cheer up. i will continue to play chess as long as i live. i am not an artist, but i enjoy visiting galleries and museums. to appreciate the artwork, i read about them to know the basics. i have the same approach with chess.

    ah! priorities.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #264

    magnuscarlsenguy

    so sad

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #265

    SocialPanda

    ThomasJEvans wrote:

    11.Bxg5

    Then develop the knight and castle queenside.

    True. I didn´t notice the bishop.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #266

    yoza

    It doesn't suprise me that you are American, 17 years old and complaining.

    Chess is good for your brain but not for the ecological environment.

    Go play black ops GHOST or join the ARMY and revolt against capitalism then we'll really see how good you are at CHESS and RISK.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #267

    quak170

    SocialPanda wrote:

    his last game was 2 days ago, so he didn´t quit. 

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=860305171

    it looks like if he disconnected after losing a piece.

    Actually, I WON a piece and my internet died.

    And I still play blitz for laughs once in a while when I'm bored, but nothing serious, no long games/tournaments etc.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #268

    motherinlaw

    Mersaphe wrote:

    Chess is just a way for me to procrastinate and a bad habit

    Ditto on chess being "a way to procrastinate" -- at least it is for me.  As is posting in forums, of course.  But the "bad habit" part?  Maybe.  Depends on how often and how long the "procrastination" tecnique gets used.  

    I think taking a brief, enjoyable break from daily life respomsibilities can be a Good habit.  Personal example:  right now, as I'm finishing writing this comment, I'm feeling quite "cheery" about going back to scrubbing that grout in the shower!  In fact, I can hardly wait to start again, right after I check out a few more forums... ;-)

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #269

    kimi161

    well. if u are silly, u can quit chess

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #270

    motherinlaw

    kimi161 wrote:

    well. if u are silly, u can quit chess

    lol - thanks!  It's good to be reassured I can quit if I want to.. ;-D

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #271

    TheGrobe

    Me too.  I know this because I've done it many, many times.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #272

    The_Ghostess_Lola

    You hafta objectively decide two things:

    1. Do you love chess ? (an ez ?)

    2. Is it actually harming your well-being ? (u hafta be real honest on this one - I mean real honest)

    If so, you are addicted. If you can't stop, then seek (the nearest parlor for a blitz fix ?....just kidding) a horse psychologist (an unlicensed psychologist) or better.

    Point is....being addicted to chess is okay....if it doesn't hurt your relationships, emotional health, interfere w/ daily chores, etc.

    Now, if you can stop but still urge to play (which'll probably happen) ?...then try setting aside some allotted time every week. But quitting cold turkey w/out support isn't gonna help (it'll be like forgetting the mayonnaise). 

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #273

    motherinlaw

    Hmm ... just noticed the time at which I posted my intention to go back to cleaning grout.  How can that possibly have been 67 minutes ago?!  Well, there's certainly no urgency about that chore.  Given the state of the world we live in, grout should be the least of our concerns.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #274

    DrSpudnik

    I will procrastinate later. I'll probably have some time then.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #275

    motherinlaw

    :-D!

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #276

    Houdini_Genius

    Why...?

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #277

    motherinlaw

    Why not...?

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #278

    Houdini_Genius

    I m really enjoying here...good players around is ultimate opportunity to learn.

    I don't want to quit at least for msg bug issue.


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