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Chess truth--that's so funny. You religious types crack me up.
Well, I assure you if the inverse pans out...you wouldn't be testing much...but I could take a picture for the sake of scientific evidence.
Don't forget--once you reach 1600, you have to play consistently well to remain there or above. I was at 1640 late last summer, thought I could do no wrong (or close), made some mistakes (haste, too many games etc.), and have been struggling to get back up there.
I've crossed the 2000 threshold a couple times, but I didn't feel any stronger. I guess its true that turn based means NOTHING NOTHING.
You guys put too much stock in ratings.
oh the holy grail of chess... what a journey!
love to play the good sport adversaries be they weak or strong!
What? Is there somewhere else to go after reaching 1600? I thought I would die after reaching 1600, and guess what? I am dead. A corpse moving a mouse. There really is nowhere else to go. What seperates you from 1700, 1900, 2100? Social death. You no longer care about things like sex, and...other things, you just become invaginated in the labrynth of rating procession. You may as well grab a fifth of bourbon and a bottle of sleeping pills and call it a day.
Sorry to bump this old thread, but this is one of the best comments i've read on the forums here.
I see the OP is down to 1460 now. Guess the promises didn't matter anyway.
what happened to tryst? I haven't seen her in the forum for a long time. I always found her post entertaining.
I just got 1600 in standard, but man the more I play the more I feel my chess sucks, a lot. Lost 100 rating points in blitz today.
Uh, she's just resting
Just give her a day or two to herself...
I did make it to 1600...
I've danced with the devil, and lived to tell the tail...
I've gone 180mph, on an oval, oh well...
Bedded a girl that I had a crush on in 7th grade...
Gone nose to nose with some of the biggest and baddest on the ice here in the good old midwest...
And now I like to just sit, stare at the water, sip something cold, or hot, depends on the ambient temp. See my profile pic- that's what I do now.
No combinations running in my head at 3am
No "tricky vicky" end arounds to grab your queen by the ass.
Just an occassional game with a friend.
But someday I may get the itch again, the nag, the fire...
Then look out, because when I get to 1700...
When I get to 1600 I will cash in my points.
Not to take away the fun, but 1600 doesen't mean much... Below 2000 is weak.
HA! Where is he now? Babbling to himself in some corner of the universe.
One way to get a high rating is tot use long time controls, postpone losing games and cash in winning ones as soon as possible:) You could very well peak at over 1700 and make many friends while you're at itMy goal is to get my birthyear in rating, I don't know why, it sounds logical.
If that happens I can happily stop playing and keep staring at the number
Yes me too. 17051921.
1600 "turn-based" is pretty lame, for 3 years work. And your initial "promises" have degenerated into rampant narcissism, unfortunately.
Better that you study the Royal Game (a bit more) before starting your next thread. You'll look less of a tool.
I hope you guys share some history.
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