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Any exercise involving the brain is good. The elderly who play chess report a greater mental acruity.
And people who strive to avoid spelling errors and typos can similarly benefit.
And the elderly are probably all senile anyway (who listens to them?).
Eh? What was that you said, Andy? Quit mumbling! You need to speak Up when you're talking and you need to Stop talking and listen to your elders when we're talking. --- and Quit that fidgeting! Why, when I was your age I said "Yes, M'am" and "No, M'am" and I minded my "p's and q's" around older people because they Knew a little about life, and let me tell You I learned quite a Bit from people who'd had some real life Experience and ...hey, where are you going? You come right back here and ..... aw, forget it ....
Damn kids! They don't wanna listen to nothing! Back when I was younger people actually listened to their elders--and to each other. We had respect for one another then...and grammar! And everybody wore suits. Plus we were all united for a great and common goal: to beat Hitler! Yeah, we'll never see the like of those days again...
Insubordination by youngsters should not be tolerated by us, but you can't reign in or hit a moving target....
Is regular exercise good for heart, lungs, circulation and muscles. The only question is how much is chess good for the brain and in what ways. Your move!
There is some literature showing kids who learn chess learn other stuff faster, but over time the effect dissipates and they later regress to the norm. Older people can fight off dementia by playing chess or other thinking games.
Sorry, you should play the game if you enjoy it and want to improve at it for more fun, not because it will improve your brain.
If you want to improve your brain, you should try drinking lots of craft beers and chasing after busty bar wenches. It won't improve your brain any more than chess, but your disappointment will be soothed a bit.
Post of the week.
Hey Sigmund, we're childhood friends! Remember me?...
I could not Possibly agree more!! -- My only caveat: the omission of "beautifully built pool boys" as an optional alternative to "busty bar wenches."
"And everybody wore suits." That says it all.
I always wear a suit when I play chess, my birthday suit. Only when I play on chess.com. When I go to the club I wear casual clothes. Our club is in the public library and Mayor Bloomberg does not allow nudity in his libraries!
What if you held a 16 ounce cup of Dr. Pepper over your nether regions?
it has to be 15.9 ounces, not 16 ounces. don't be silly!
At least if you wear your birthday suit when playing chess you can't get a big patch of poison oak on your thigh from playing a guitar while naked, that previously got poison oak oil on it from your pants, and then wonder why the poison oak doesn't clear up for three weeks because you keep playing guitar in the buff. So there's that bonus. Chess is much safer.
Chess is good for the brain, anything that challenge the brain is good for it, because it increase your neurons.
At least if you wear your birthday suit when playing chess you can't get a big patch of poison oak on your thigh from playing a guitar that got the poison oak oil on it off your pants, and then wonder why the poison oak doesn't clear up for three weeks because you keep playing guitar. So there's that bonus.
Do I sense, in this perfectly well-written cautionary tale, some hint of, well, shall we say, an "autobiographical" source? (!)
Fortunately it didn't scar.
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