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When you play with a friend who is not a chess player for the first time, do you find that explaining the game is tedious and ultimately no fun? Being an experienced player, the odds of a first time player winning the game are very slim, so should you bother playing at all and just play with other players that are exerienced?
I think so!
i think there is a valid point of what do you want from the game? if its to slaughter your opponent in a brilliant victory, then the question answers itself, but if you want to share with your friend something you enjoy and perhaps help to build him/her into a competent player well then the question answers itself- but it is an interesting arguement.
I've introduced a few friends to chess.com. For me, it's about the social interaction. Some continue to struggle with their game, but continue to play....that is a victory in itself.
glad to be friend of yours ... teach me more
I think it's important to play with new players.... It helps more people acquire a taste for the game!
Just quick look at your record and my suspicions are confirmed. You're a douche so its not unexpected you'd feel that way.
Yes, it is important: you can explain him the many "little things" of the game, point him the importance of knowing a few good openings that work with him, to know a few master level games and so forth :-)
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