a coffee/chess comparison or....my first checkmate

Apr 9, 2010, 8:27 PM |






   Those of you that are canadian are familiar with the "roll up the rim" phenomenon from Tim Hortons.  You buy a coffee and you're all excited to "roll up the rim" to reveal a prize, may it be a donut, coffee, laptop, monetary prizes or even a car.  when you're done said coffee, you "roll up the rim" to discover that you've lost. 9 out of 10 times you will actually lose.  Lately the opposite has been true.  i won today.

    and i won in chess today.  it was my first substantial win, my first clear-cut victory.

    a checkmate.

    so my comparison is thus.  9 out of 10 times i will lose at "roll up the rim" and at chess. except for that one golden nugget of motivation (inspiration if you will) to keep on playing chess. (and buying coffee's)

    it was such an adrenaline rush.  when i saw the pieces come together when my opponent did not. Or if he/she did, it was too late to do anything about it. is this what GM's feel like? if so.....i want more of it.