Talk at chess table

Jan 20, 2008, 5:18 PM |

I posted my first forum topic "online chess players" and received some interesting responses. A lot of complaining actually. Is any fun at the table considered inapropriate? I went out of my way to be nice and joke with Ret but he took offense to it I guess. I figured I was playing against a guy so a little joking and trash talk should be okay. Then after losing he explained it by saying it was unrated so he didn't try, how lame is that. If I lose I don't make excuses.

In my article I ment no offense to high rated players. I plan to play whoever will play me so I can get my rating up and play the better rated people. Ret was rated over 1800 and I just expected more, that was all I was trying to say. I am sure the 2000 and above players are quality.

Random thought, what is better chess or soccer?