Upgrade to Chess.com Premium!

Is chess good for the mind or does it lead to insanity?


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #241

    trysts

    AndyClifton wrote:

    That's it, I knew Michigan was getting to him...

    I blame Gerald Ford.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #242

    bigpoison

    Right!  I had written that it was, in fact, ol' Gerry who killed Copernicus.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #243

    bigpoison

    This little gem from The Fireside Book of Chess reminded me of this topic:



  • 15 months ago · Quote · #244

    trysts

    Is that the staff playing for Bedlam, or the patients, bigpoison?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #245

    bigpoison

    According to the book, the patients.  I just assumed the Cambridge team was composed of students rather than faculty, but it was not explicitly stated.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #246

    trysts

    Perfect addition to this thread:D

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #247

    zErOpAwN

    I hope they have strong locks on the doors...

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #248

    Lyndle

    Who says they have to be mutually exclusive?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #249

    FlowerFlowers

    SPARTANEMESIS wrote:

    Psychologists, I believe, are rumored to have a higher chance to attempt suicide.  So who's crazy?

    In some cases, I think suicide can be a good decision. 

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #250

    tonightatsix

    A faulty brain leads one to insanity not chess. 

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #251

    tonightatsix

    I love your pic ivandh!!

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #252

    SPARTANEMESIS

    FlowerFlowers wrote:
    SPARTANEMESIS wrote:

    Psychologists, I believe, are rumored to have a higher chance to attempt suicide.  So who's crazy?

    In some cases, I think suicide can be a good decision. 

    Well there's no shortage of sociopaths on Earth.  Some of them are probably psychologists; an interesting combination for someone who makes a living advising people on their behavior.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #253

    ClavierCavalier

    tonightatsix wrote:

    A faulty brain leads one to insanity not chess. 

    Perhaps it a faulty brain also leads to chess, making chess an insanity?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #254

    tonightatsix

    good point


Back to Top

Post your reply: