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Submitted by wishiwonthatone on August 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM.
It's with a mixture of humor and sadness that I present the following.
I like to play blitz chess but have had many uncomfortable games wherein the chat was abusive, foul, rude, etc. So now I play with chat automatically disabled.
Then, when the game...Read more »
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The dog you hate to love
Someday, I'm going to think of something really profound and then I'm going to put it here.
Until then let me tell you about my travels around chess.com. I like to play blitz chess but have had many uncomfortable games wherein the chat was abusive, foul, rude, etc.
So now I play with chat disabled. Then, when the game is over, I frequently visit the opponent's profile and leave a note on their page saying something like "You absolutely beat me bad" or "That game was intense, thank you very much". Generally appreciative comments to someone who just spent several minutes of their short lives entertaining me. Yes, I'm entertained whether I win or lose - We all lose.
Lately I've become fascinated by the remarks I see on the opponent's notes page. The notes are so foul and full of hate that it blows my mind. How can playing a game of chess bring one to that level of negative emotion?
Here's a perfect example:
you f.cking coward!!! and you are so stupid you should have won you loser!!!
by xxx 9 months ago
And to think - this guy won the game! To see more and comment on this, look for my thread: "When chess players get ugly". WARNING - some content is abusive. This thread is only viewable by adults. Please click here to verify adulthood.
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