chess vs playstation...the death of GM’s

CoachGunnar

Looking back on my childhood, there is some truth to this. When I was in middle school my grades were very bad, so my parents took away my PlayStation 3. They did not have a problem if I played blitz chess all day long though for some reason, so I did this instead. Eventually, my grades did get better- but by this point the damage had already been done.

 

Very insightful post

Ducking-Duck

Thank you Coach Gunnar for your insight and your positive support of this post.

It is not easy to find quality contributors that understand what I am saying.

 

Gamificast

I'm sorry Ducking, but I don't agree. You can be a chess player who plays a PlayStation console and isn't a miserable teenager (like myself and many other people). Also, which GM's do you think have no personality or will become bitter and resentful? I haven't seen any.

The PlayStation 1 came out in the mid-90's, but FIDE currently lists over 1600 GM's on its website here. Don't worry - the PlayStation has not and will not lead to the death of GM's. happy.png

Toire
CoachGunnar wrote:

Looking back on my childhood, there is some truth to this. When I was in middle school my grades were very bad, so my parents took away my PlayStation 3. They did not have a problem if I played blitz chess all day long though for some reason, so I did this instead. Eventually, my grades did get better- but by this point the damage had already been done.

 

Very insightful post

The proposition of this Thread has now secured the affirmation of a 2500+Master!

 

When unclehal has completed his grass cutting, he will no doubt be impressed.

IMBacon
Gamificast wrote:

I'm sorry Ducking, but I don't agree. You can be a chess player who plays a PlayStation console and isn't a miserable teenager (like myself and many other people). Also, which GM's do you think have no personality or will become bitter and resentful? I haven't seen any.

The PlayStation 1 came out in the mid-90's, but FIDE currently lists over 1600 GM's on its website here. Don't worry - the PlayStation has not and will not lead to the death of GM's.

GM Sergey Kudrin comes across as having no personality, until you get to know him. 

LazarTodorovich
Ducking-Duck wrote:

@lasertwodoorwhich...I highly doubt you own a playstation, lol, Serbia barely has electricity let alone 1st world luxuries, unless you have some other non electrical device known as a playstation.

@anklehaul9000...it is truly sad to think a child would rather push pieces of wood around a board in what is generally know as the world’s most boring game than play with a playstation. If ever you make a friend one day you should try multi player mode.

 

Wtf is wrong with you bruh, add me on playstation if you don't believe PSN: LaZaRr-_ , and I used to play it all time and now i only play occasionaly and i also play chess. Your post is one of the dumbest things i have ever read in my life. And if what you wrote actually made any sense what group do you belong to? Youre a new group 3. Autistic retards.

Pulpofeira
Ducking-Duck escribió:

Chess players can be broken into two groups:

1. Old guys who grew up before playstation came around and needed something to do.

2. kids who cannot afford a playstation.

This explains why there is such a miserable bunch of teenagers on the site.

Your buddies are playing Call of Duty 12 and you are discussing the 12th move of the French defense.

The question is will GM’s in future be made up of resentful and bitter people who could not afford real entertainment as kids? 

Modern GM’s already have no personality what will it be like in 10 years from now?

 

There was the ZX Spectrum, you know.

autobunny
Pulpofeira wrote:
Ducking-Duck escribió:

Chess players can be broken into two groups:

1. Old guys who grew up before playstation came around and needed something to do.

*snip*

There was the ZX Spectrum, you know.

autobunny
IMBacon wrote:
Gamificast wrote:

*snip*. Also, which GM's do you think have no personality or will become bitter and resentful? I haven't seen any. *snip*

GM Sergey Kudrin comes across as having no personality, until you get to know him. 

Calls out for a new topic "chess is 99% no personality"

Ducking-Duck
jessie35 wrote:

Smoking a cigarette while playing chess is the only cool thing I find about it. 

This is the best description of chess I have ever heard.

In other words: The only way to make chess cool is to do something cool while playing.

Backgammon is cool because you talk, drink, laugh and smoke while playing plus hot chicks think you are interesting.

The stoic silence, laconic interaction, intermittent sighing and white-knuckle concentration of chess makes it about as appealing as a dead lark.

autobunny
Ducking-Duck wrote:
jessie35 wrote:

Smoking a cigarette while playing chess is the only cool thing I find about it. 

This is the best description of chess I have ever heard.

In other words: The only way to make chess cool is to do something cool while playing.

Backgammon is cool because you talk, drink, laugh and smoke while playing plus hot chicks think you are interesting.

The stoic silence, laconic interaction, intermittent sighing and white-knuckle concentration of chess makes it about as appealing as a dead lark.

bogart knew

he was set for life

jessie35

Ducking-Duck wrote:

Bravo Jessie, I applaud your honesty, the truth will out.

The original post is now irrevocably proven despite the whining from some first world brats and that poor kid from Serbia who doesn’t know what a playstation is.

Once again the Duck’s insight proved correct.

Thanks. Oh, by the way, our old PlayStation 1 was the white, slimmed down or smaller version, not the big grey one. I think it's called PS One.

jessie35

Ducking-Duck wrote:

jessie35 wrote:

Smoking a cigarette while playing chess is the only cool thing I find about it. 

This is the best description of chess I have ever heard.

In other words: The only way to make chess cool is to do something cool while playing.

Backgammon is cool because you talk, drink, laugh and smoke while playing plus hot chicks think you are interesting.

The stoic silence, laconic interaction, intermittent sighing and white-knuckle concentration of chess makes it about as appealing as a dead lark.

Our chess tutor in high school was a smoker. I thought he looked cool. I was only 12 or 13 in 1993. It was only in '99 that I started buying cigarettes. (I don't forget to drink Vit C juice everyday.) Anyway, I just got used to holding a cigarette while playing or studying chess, I don't light it unless I want a break. It feels very dead or boring without it. It's like other people who likes or prefers drinking coffee while reading.

Ducking-Duck

It is great to have a chess player willing to tell it how it is.

Chess players all know chess is the most boring thing ever but once you have bought the books and put in some hours you cannot admit it to anyone. Then you win a few games and for the briefest of moments the time wasted seems worthwhile so you carry on telling yourself this is fun, so you buy more books, and in so doing dig the hole you are in deeper every time.

The only time chess is fun is when you play in a chess bar over a few beers and a fight breaks out.

 

AlCzervik

i must agree with the last post, which i read as "smoking-not good. reading books about chess-same as smoking". 

but, play chess while having a drink, and some might see the beauty of the game.