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Plans for OTB- I am scared to death!


  • 6 months ago · Quote · #81

    Scottrf

    tubebender wrote:
    hicetnunc wrote:

    Also consider that if you go and play OTB, you're more courageous than 80% of people on this website

    That`s what I have suspected for a long time. They either have no guts or they live in a "fly-in" fishing camp in northern Ontario and are so isolated that they cannot get to play in OTB events.

    Or don't want to spend their weekends moving wooden pieces in silence.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #83

    Scottrf

    That makes all the difference ;)

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #84

    Irontiger

    The potential barrier to reach a game of chess is significantly lower on the internet than OTB.

    If all chess.com users' internet was cut, I guess more than 20% would be forced to go OTB. Laziness is not the same as cowardice (if such a word exists).

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #85

    Billion_Tactics_Boy

    Well about timed chess, I decided to play some 10 mins chess on a site called chess.com. Because I worry so much about my ratings on here and what people would think of me I figured that I would get too nervous so I played a 10 min game on chess hotel. It got down to a king and 2 pawn vs a king and 2 pawn endgame and I won on time (I was originally down on time but then I went on a perpetual check ramapge that could of led to mate so I had to make my opponent think a little and eventually I had the time advantage. I won on time with 53 seconds left on my clock.

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  • 6 months ago · Quote · #86

    Billion_Tactics_Boy

    I was playing white by the way. Because I felt more relaxed I played much better. How do you think I played?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #87

    Timothy_P

    Your board is broken...

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #88

    Billion_Tactics_Boy

    What? It said to copy the link and paste it if you wanted to share it.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #89

    Dodger111

    Just sit down at the table and offer your hand. Be friendly ,confident, cheerfull, and don't be shy about acting like you own the board.... Like A Boss. Have a good time. If you lose , laugh it off and say "Good Game Dude!".

    If you win, smile and say "you had me on the ropes a few times, great game". 

    Then move on. it's only chess for chrissake. 


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