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jimdroberts
For the amount of time I’ve spent playing and how little I’ve improved, I declare myself the world’s worst chess player. I am The Chess Bum.

https://thejournalofachessbum.com/
Woollensock2
Congratulations 👏
Vincidroid

Well, that's a bummer. 

jimdroberts

Got to learn to accept who you are. I'm the world's worst chess player, someone's got to be.

blueemu

Every probability curve requires an anchor-point at the far end.

 

jimdroberts

Dude, you have no idea of the size of this anchor.

 

CooloutAC

you are well above average.

jimdroberts

Rating wise, yes. But I've failed to develop over ten years, arguably even getting worse. From that perspective, I am the world's worst chess player.

In actual fact there might be a reason for this. 9 years ago I was in an accident and went into a coma. I've had PET scans and fMRI scans and everything looks clear, but my chess playing has struggled, and my top blitz rating was achieved before the accident. Time will tell.

CooloutAC
jimdroberts wrote:

Rating wise, yes. But I've failed to develop over ten years, arguably even getting worse. From that perspective, I am the world's worst chess player.

In actual fact there might be a reason for this. 9 years ago I was in an accident and went into a coma. I've had PET scans and fMRI scans and everything looks clear, but my chess playing has struggled, and my top blitz rating was achieved before the accident. Time will tell.

 

not even by that perspective.  Because most people are only avg even after 10 years bud.

jimdroberts

Honestly, you've made my day. Thank you, so much.

 

Have a good one, and all the best in your chess endeavors.happy.png

Ian_Rastall

Oh, yeah. I do support the creation of a site, especially if you're willing to spring for the URL. I applaud your endeavor. But I am truly the worst chess player in the world. I have a mind like a car that's peeling out. The tires are spinning faster than they should, I'm not moving forward, but there's a ton of effort. My lowest rating is in the 200s, here, and my highest is in the 1500s, on Lichess. I'm more lacking in consistency than blade grinder coffee.

jimdroberts
Ian_Rastall wrote:

Oh, yeah. I do support the creation of a site, especially if you're willing to spring for the URL. I applaud your endeavor. But I am truly the worst chess player in the world. I have a mind like a car that's peeling out. The tires are spinning faster than they should, I'm not moving forward, but there's a ton of effort. My lowest rating is in the 200s, here, and my highest is in the 1500s, on Lichess. I'm more lacking in consistency than blade grinder coffee.

 

Whilst I applaud your candor, I can assure you that my level of incompetence knows no boundaries. Why, only this morning 50 blitz points disappeared from my rating in less time than it takes Nepo to sculpt a man bun. Don’t get me wrong, I take you at your word and believe that you have also attained a high level of incompetence, but until we duel sir I maintain my status.

 

PROTOSS3232

I would like to compete in this here incompetent chess players. I believe I would do well in the incompetence department. I became a school champion when I was in third grade, a city champion when I was 14. Then I became a drug addict. I now just came back into playing chess and I couldn't see/calculate moves that I was able to do before the addiction. I am incompetent because I had the talent and the desire, but I was young and impetuous. I did this to my self, there's no one else to blame. I am incompetent. Don't waste your talent. Just keep playing and you will eventually rise above my friend.

usernameone

I don't understand why we go through winning and losing streaks, it seems like it should be more consistent seeing as how we're paired with similar rated players, but it goes way up and way down every time for me. 

usernameone
PROTOSS3232 wrote:

I would like to compete in this here incompetent chess players. I believe I would do well in the incompetence department. I became a school champion when I was in third grade, a city champion when I was 14. Then I became a drug addict. I now just came back into playing chess and I couldn't see/calculate moves that I was able to do before the addiction. I am incompetent because I had the talent and the desire, but I was young and impetuous. I did this to my self, there's no one else to blame. I am incompetent. Don't waste your talent. Just keep playing and you will eventually rise above my friend.

 

What drug? 

 

CooloutAC
Ian_Rastall wrote:

Oh, yeah. I do support the creation of a site, especially if you're willing to spring for the URL. I applaud your endeavor. But I am truly the worst chess player in the world. I have a mind like a car that's peeling out. The tires are spinning faster than they should, I'm not moving forward, but there's a ton of effort. My lowest rating is in the 200s, here, and my highest is in the 1500s, on Lichess. I'm more lacking in consistency than blade grinder coffee.

well that makes you human.  And its really the main thing that separates pros from amateurs in sports,  is consistency.   My lowest rating on here is 100 for almost a week.  I almost quit chess before creating an account on lichess haha.  Then buying a book and starting to do puzzles and analysis.

CooloutAC
usernameone wrote:

I don't understand why we go through winning and losing streaks, it seems like it should be more consistent seeing as how we're paired with similar rated players, but it goes way up and way down every time for me. 

Thats called being human.  If someone is too consistent they are either a top level professional or a bot. But even the pros Tilt.  Magnus admitted he got tilted and went on a bad slump in the world blitz cmopetition.  It happens to everyone.


now if you are saying how on chess.com you lose 10 games then win 10 games,  and  that for example consistently happens.  Then ya that is suspicious.

sir_mad_alot

You should sell the movie rights. "Bum & Bummer"

Ian_Rastall
CooloutAC wrote:


well that makes you human.  And its really the main thing that separates pros from amateurs in sports,  is consistency.   My lowest rating on here is 100 for almost a week.  I almost quit chess before creating an account on lichess haha.  Then buying a book and starting to do puzzles and analysis.

One positive technique I have is to put myself in the head space of a puzzle when I'm in the middle of a game. No pressure, just a heightened sense of interest in solving something. There aren't many bits of experience I've picked up. Just yesterday I finally got over the dumb idea of putting my knight out for their queen to take, so I can grab the queen with my bishop. I'll probably still do it every game, but it might even be an insult that gets someone into a fighting mood. It's probably an insult to their intelligence.

CooloutAC
Ian_Rastall wrote:
CooloutAC wrote:


well that makes you human.  And its really the main thing that separates pros from amateurs in sports,  is consistency.   My lowest rating on here is 100 for almost a week.  I almost quit chess before creating an account on lichess haha.  Then buying a book and starting to do puzzles and analysis.

One positive technique I have is to put myself in the head space of a puzzle when I'm in the middle of a game. No pressure, just a heightened sense of interest in solving something. There aren't many bits of experience I've picked up. Just yesterday I finally got over the dumb idea of putting my knight out for their queen to take, so I can grab the queen with my bishop. I'll probably still do it every game, but it might even be an insult that gets someone into a fighting mood. It's probably an insult to their intelligence.

good suggestion.