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PROTOSS3232
usernameone wrote: 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? 

Meth, morphine, and alcohol. I kicked morphine when I was 22, and alcohol when I was 28. I kicked meth when I was 33. I just turned 35 last December 30. I still feel weird sometimes. I was addicted to meth for almost 2 decades. Now, I decided to play chess again and probably my brain can't handle it as it used to.

 

blueemu

Meh... I'm sure there are plenty of people on this site who used to do a lot of drugs. My brain should have turned into porridge forty years ago.

It hasn't stopped me from reaching the top (100th) percentile on this site.

Ian_Rastall
PROTOSS3232 wrote:

Meth, morphine, and alcohol. I kicked morphine when I was 22, and alcohol when I was 28. I kicked meth when I was 33. I just turned 35 last December 30. I still feel weird sometimes. I was addicted to meth for almost 2 decades. Now, I decided to play chess again and probably my brain can't handle it as it used to.

 

Sobriety does bring clarity, though. I'll tell you. That sounds like a hard recovery. You have my most sincere respect. Now I imagine someone actively using would find a way to enhance their game, but that would be such a tragic loss, especially over something relatively minor compared to health and well-being.

Derek-C-Goodwin

I just threw out some bread, feel free to rummage thru my dustbins.

usernameone

Way to go proto.