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lol, look, I don't think the guy's story proves much either, but why can't we just be happy for him? Heaven forbid...
Well, I am. I'm glad you could succeed. That doesn't take talent out of the equation, but really, good job.
Taunting_Troll didn't try to prove anything, he just told a story. And in my not so humble opinion he hit the nail on the head.
And he didn't take talent out of the equation, he took it in. And rightly so.
If you weren't talking about Taunting_Troll when you said "this guy", ignore the last post.
Yeah, I was talking about the guy Taunting Troll was responding to. Sorry for the confusion.
If you ask me books and training softwares are scam, also paying for chess instricturos is waste of money. Unless you wanna be professional player to make a living from chess, don't waste a dime on chess. There is a lot useful material for free on internet and whole this raiting and titles idea is pure business. Its fictional so people get hooked to chess and tournaments and spend money there.
Chess is good to develop analytical skills, which help you in your studies or professional carreer you pursue. Otherwise it's just a game like all others, fun way to waste time.
Taunting troll big respect what you wrote so far :D
It's not that books are a scam (although some may be), it's that we now have better resources. Books used to be the best way to learn more chess information (aside from playing games and analyzing with other players).
The balance of knowledge and performance/technique is much different in chess than golf. Silly to compare the two.
In golf it's easy to know what you're supposed to do. In chess it isn't.
Taunting troll coach me :)
Here is sth from bruce lee, troll is talkin bout :)
Chess is a sport, golf is a game.
If someone's defense affects your offense, it is a sport.
So trying to pick up a woman in a bar is a sport.
Well, some people believe so.
Well, I know someone who far exceeded this level of skill; you might ask him how to get to this level. He always gives consistent advice....
I can share my personal experience, I started doing taekwondo when I was 17, when I was 21 I was training in south korea with world best athletes and also in my national team. I practiced for several years for 3-4 hours each day, I was killing myself.
Yes I got better, but not enough to be in even national top level.
I injured my knee two times and injured my ankle 2 times, so I can't do anymore taekwondo on very high level. Problem is in my physique I am not flexible I suck a lot at split and I did everything to become more flexible but it just didn't work out. That is the reason because I started doing it at 17 years old.
My lesson is, yes you can become better with hard work, but becoming on top national, euoropean or world level you need hard work from young age and TALENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Without talent you will exhaust or break yourself with hard work and in the end hard work will become counterproductive for you.
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