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Considering most of us here are at mediocre level, myself included of course. The outcomes of our games/tournaments win/lose/draw are hardly going to have any meaningful significance. I'm somewhat surprised by emphasis thats being afforded. Thus the only quantifiable derivative from such undertakings is our own personnel enjoyment.
i think thats a really bad atitude, what if all great people in history would have thought so... even though we never be anything more then mediocre not giving the best and strive for the best is a sin in my opinion
It's better to lose a good game rather than to win a bad one. There is next to nothing to learn from winning a bad game--usually plenty to learn from losing a good one.
This is one of my perspectives of it. It is hard to think about taking time to study a game that was won compared to wondering why we lose a game.
lose a good one. I would rather do my very best and still lose than win easily. If you're not challenged, you don't grow!
"I think thats a really bad atitude, what if all great people in history would have thought so... even though we never be anything more then mediocre not giving the best and strive for the best is a sin in my opinion"
I think you will find many so called "great" people got to be so due to the enthusiasm and enjoyment for their pursuits rather than the sheer motivation of topping their respective fields.
However, the fact remains that for you and me and for many others chess will and can only ever be a hobby. Spending time on a hobby comprised boring/bad games can only amount to a wasted existence.
you make a very interesting point about the enthusiam i guess i must go back to reading the wsj
I rather lose a good game. I do not feel proud to win a game that I played like crap.
I don't have this problem. I lose them all
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Komodo 6 Released But? The A.R.B Chess System Still Crushes!! it! :)
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CHESS.COM is not fair !!! alas
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@What rating would you stop seeing Fried Liver & Fools Mate Attempts?
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Why is Caro-Kann so popular?
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I'm winning for no apparant reason
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Tough luck for Aronian 5.5 hour game!!!
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