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I've played chess with someone who picked up the chessboard with the pieces on it and flung it up in the air when I checkmated him.
I've played with a golfer who smashed his golf club against a tree and broke it after hitting a bad shot (it was a "worm burner")
HA! Both of these things have happened to me, also!
In the chess game, I had a friend in a position where he was in check, and the only move he could make was to block it, whereby I would CM him. It wasn't difficult to see, but he just stared at the board. So, I started busting his chops (so out of character for me). After about 5 minutes of this, the board and pieces were all over the place, and he's yelling, "You're such an a***ole, get out of my house!"
A friend and I were golfing, and he shanked his tee shot. He was so mad, he he started clubbing his bag repeatedly. Well, eventually the club broke in half, and the clubhead bounced back and hit him in the forehead. Now he's bleeding into his eyes, but I couldn't stop laughing!
Another time, with a different friend and a different shank, the guy threw his club down the fairway. I said, "Hey, look, it went farther than the ball!" He then grabbed his bag, and threw it down the fairway. All of the zippers were open, so ball, tees, etc. flew everywhere. And, it was a downhill hole. He also propels his bag in the "helicopter" way, so the clubs were also flying everywhere. Quite a sight.
Try playing slower games. I didn't even know what blitz was when I started out.
It has always been my opinion that blitz chess, et al. are not real chess. This may be due to my slow, methodical temperament however.
No, it's real chess. Top players are actually quite good at it.
And, you may be slow and methodical and, perhaps should never play blitz. However, my experience is the more I play...I get faster. I suspect you will get a lot faster, too, in time.
For me, rapid chess at 10 minutes per side is as fast as I want to go, although I could play 5 minute games...but not my cup of tea. It's chess, alright.
Relax, take it easy...
So soothing those words coming from someone like you Natalia
ah grasshopper-the key to wining is losing-find out WHY you lose-become the butterfly.
Sacrifice more pieces when you play. Your wins will still be rare, but you'll be able to justify your losses in the name of the pursuit of chess beauty. A good excuse is almost as good as a win.
Slow down to Game in 10/5. Start studying some decent chess books.
A little chess knowledge will see you crushing players at your rating level in no time.
So get with the program. Your-time-is-a-wasting.
i know that feeling the only thing that frustrates me more is supporting west ham united, and watching England play football.
i try not to get obssesed with winning, i just want to learn and improve as best i can... take up a puzzle or play a computer on easy. maybe that will cheer you up
Saints handed you a lifeline though!
Then why are you playing on chess.com?
Play an unrated game.
I sympathize - hate losing too
I think at some point in order to be good in chess you don't have to be babble happy about losing. I think Kasporov said in order to be good you have to hate losing so you will study to be good.I was playing chess for many years and considered every game I lost a change to learn, but now I just hate losing so now I stopped otb and only play and study on chess.com.
Truth is, some people have conniption fits. You, the OP, seem to fill the bill on this. And, as several people told you, knock off the speed chess until you develop at least a smidgeon of skill.
Thanks for introducing me to a totally new word.
And 'dashofchutmeg', try to remember how great you feel when you win against a stronger player. Doesn't that make it all worthwhile ?
And 'dashofchutmeg', try to remember how great you feel when you win against a stronger player.
Perhaps you are assuming too much.
i tell this to my kids (and it's good advice for all of us):
you're never losing when you're learning.
life isn't about winning or outcomes. it's about process and improvement. if you want to win all the time, only play people way worse than you. if you want to enjoy the game - the learning, the depth, the journey - then change your mindset. learn to examine your games and improve from them. otherwise, why play? if you only enjoy the winning feeling, try "TicTacToe-ButIAlwaysGoFirst.com" - it's a great site! ;)
Now if only I could learn not to lose.
What he said is so true.
Now here's the thing...
I keep working on improvement in the endeavor to not lose as much.
Earning a win, that's is a joy.
if you only enjoy the winning feeling, try "TicTacToe-ButIAlwaysGoFirst.com" - it's a great site! ;)
Even then you might still draw from time to time.
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