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I am quitting chess.


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #301

    SocialPanda

    motherinlaw wrote:

    Ah, the life of the mind -- the perfect way to avoid the temptations of the flesh by taking the road less traveled on a dark desert highway littered with mixed metaphors.

    I´m deeply touched by this fine piece of poetry.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #302

    EscherehcsE

    I'm also quitting chess...

    Well, at least one of these days...

    I mean, I don't think I'm going to live forever.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #303

    I_Am_Second

    EscherehcsE wrote:

    I'm also quitting chess...

    Well, at least one of these days...

    I mean, I don't think I'm going to live forever.

    In Russia...chess quits you...

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #304

    motherinlaw

    Brazil_World wrote:

    i don't understand you mother

    You are not alone.  Even I don't understand me most of the time. Wink

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #305

    motherinlaw

    I_Am_Second wrote:
    EscherehcsE wrote:

    I'm also quitting chess...

    Well, at least one of these days...

    I mean, I don't think I'm going to live forever.

    In Russia...chess quits you...

    Yakov Smirnoff has never been so aptly referenced.  Kudos.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #306

    motherinlaw

    SocialPanda wrote:
    motherinlaw wrote:

    Ah, the life of the mind -- the perfect way to avoid the temptations of the flesh by taking the road less traveled on a dark desert highway littered with mixed metaphors.

    I´m deeply touched by this fine piece of poetry.

    Thank you so much. Please accept my deep gratitude for this comment, which was deeply encouraging  --- so, do you think I should quit chess and focus on my poetry-writing?  Might that be an equally valuable use of my time? 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #307

    SocialPanda

    motherinlaw wrote:
    SocialPanda wrote:
    motherinlaw wrote:

    Ah, the life of the mind -- the perfect way to avoid the temptations of the flesh by taking the road less traveled on a dark desert highway littered with mixed metaphors.

    I´m deeply touched by this fine piece of poetry.

    Thank you so much. Please accept my deep gratitude for this comment, which was deeply encouraging  --- so, do you think I should quit chess and focus on my poetry-writing?  Might that be an equally valuable use of my time? 

    After a deep analysis of your skills and abilities, I have identified one area where you have big potential, so I´ll recommend you the following activity:

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #308

    motherinlaw

    Got it -- a Better use of my time! (teehee...Laughing)

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #309

    Stephenson2

    Don't let the door hit you

    were the good lord split you

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #310

    greenfreeze

    i like playing Risk instead of chess

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #311

    motherinlaw

    That made think about "life" .... what is Life itself, really, if not a game of "Risk?"  ...... Well, it could be a game of "Life."  Or Charades.  Either one.  

    (Naturally, Life itself isn't at All like chess, since in chess the outcome tends to be strongly correlated with "skill level.")

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #312

    Mersaphe

    You can quit chess, but can chess ever truly quit you?

    A chess player can stop playing chess, but a chess player can never stop being a chess player.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #313

    HueyWilliams

    I think motherinlaw is right!

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #314

    Jion_Wansu

    AndyClifton wrote:

    "My situation is exactly the situation that the USCF does not like."

    Not sure what that means.  Do you think all members of USCF are pros?  I'm pretty sure that "hobbyists" are their predominant clientele. 

    It's AndyClifton

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #315

    HueyWilliams

    Yes that's what it says his name is.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #316

    ciscoskid

    I bought an extra game set just to have enough pieces so I wouldn't have to use chips so much. Risk is fun. As is music (guitar here), calligraphy, art (drawing w/pastels), genealogy, city league basketball and softball.  What I found as I enter the autumn of my life, is that while its fun to engage in various hobbies, for me I've discovered that it's better to be really good at one rather than above average at everything else. Everyone has to choose, but choosing one thing I think is best. At your age and talent, you should be able to become a master. That's a pretty cool thing. Or if you choose to wait and play more later, which I would lay odds on, you could become an expert. Cool, but not as cool as becoming a master.   


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