Why do you play Chess?

Jul 26, 2008, 10:31 AM |

I find it fascinating to play chess.  I most like that it is a gentleman's game.  I run into players all the time that are encouraging and help me become a better player.

I can speak for me I don't find much joy in beating someone who ranks much lower then I do.  To me playing them is an opportunity to allow them to hone their game and learn from their mistakes.  Admittedly though there are far fewer players worse then I am in comparison to players who are better.  These are the players I enjoy challenging.  The wins are more satisfying and the lessons are better.  I do also appreciate that you don't see alot of bad sportsmanship.  Again this is a gentleman's game.

Ultimately I play here to learn and apply those lessons to my games.