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How would you describe chess to someone to make it sound really cool?
Seen the movie Good Will Hunting? The Character Gerald Lambeau says:
"A difficult theorem can be like a... symphony. It's very erotic."
definately not like the title. I just say "yeah, its great" which seems to be enough. Or play a blitz game with them and trash talk for lols.
Lie to them and tell them there's usually free booze and strippers at every tournament. When they go to one with you just shrug and say : "I don't know what's going on, hey, just go over there and ask the tournament director while I go take care of the room over at the counter". Just act too busy for you yo do it.
Point out some of the "cool" people who have played/do play chess:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Al Capone, Michael Chang, Bob Dylan,Erik Estrada (ok, maybe not cool but famous), Ivan Lendl, David Letterman, Madonna, Story Musgrave, Keanau Reeves, Ringo Starr, Bill Walton. And the coolest of all, my brother .
These are obviously aimed at an American but there are lists all over of famous people who have played chess.
Copying other players is FUN :D
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What's the difference between a Super GM and a GM?
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what size should chessboard's squares have?
by kanupw 7 minutes ago
suggestion for Android app... 😂
by Angevine 12 minutes ago
Toggle Between Old & New Look
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7/26/2016 - Two Threats In One Move
by irontigran1 20 minutes ago
Positions I don't understand
by bogdanz 22 minutes ago
A secret windmill in the king's gambit
by sohum3894 27 minutes ago
your first task as a beginner is to start to really love chess...
by thegreat_patzer 32 minutes ago
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