Do you hate or love your opponents?

  • #1

    Looking over the comments left on various oppoents' pages on this site, you would think that hatred is more common than affection among chess players.  What are the reasons for this?

  • #2

    Depends on the opponent.

  • #3

    What are the behaviors that make you angry?

  • #4

    I play my opponents. That should be enough.

  • #5

    I am indifferent until either they prove to be a good sport or a poor one.

  • #6

    Depend on the game. 

  • #7
    Greenmtnboy wrote:

    Looking over the comments left on various oppoents' pages on this site, you would think that hatred is more common than affection among chess players.  What are the reasons for this?

    This could simply be a sampling bias. People who feel an active dislike for their opponents are more likely to post about it.

  • #8
    Greenmtnboy wrote:

    What are the behaviors that make you angry?

    Don't really get angry to be honest.

  • #9

    I don't like my opponent leave the game after he won only one game .it makes me feel so uncomfortable . He did not give me any chances to beat him especially when i lost the previ0us game

  • #10

    Hate and love are both very strong words. There is a grey zone in between them ;)

  • #11

    I don't hate my opponent ,just hate his pieces

  • #12

    I would say 90% of the nasty notes people leave are about bullet games, where the opponent was generally upset about losing on time in a winning position. I have met only one bullet player who said a kind thing after a game, and that was CM jtoth

  • #13

    karpastive wrote:

    I don't like my opponent leave the game after he won only one game .it makes me feel so uncomfortable . He did not give me any chances to beat him especially when i lost the previ0us game

    You had your chance in the first game, your opponent doesn't owe you a second one.

  • #14
    VanillaKnightPOC wrote:

    karpastive wrote:

    I don't like my opponent leave the game after he won only one game .it makes me feel so uncomfortable . He did not give me any chances to beat him especially when i lost the previ0us game

     

    You had your chance in the first game, your opponent doesn't owe you a second one.

    but i will give my opponent another chances if he wants

  • #15

    Neither-I dislike my oponents if they are not playing a smart gameFrown

  • #16
    karpastive wrote:
    VanillaKnightPOC wrote:

    karpastive wrote:

    I don't like my opponent leave the game after he won only one game .it makes me feel so uncomfortable . He did not give me any chances to beat him especially when i lost the previ0us game

     

    You had your chance in the first game, your opponent doesn't owe you a second one.

    but i will give my opponent another chances if he wants

    Well that's wonderful, but you are doing something you don't have to do, so it's not something you can expect from everyone.

  • #17

    I pretty much play the board and not the man.

  • #18
    Elubas wrote:
    karpastive wrote:
    VanillaKnightPOC wrote:

    karpastive wrote:

    I don't like my opponent leave the game after he won only one game .it makes me feel so uncomfortable . He did not give me any chances to beat him especially when i lost the previ0us game

     

    You had your chance in the first game, your opponent doesn't owe you a second one.

    but i will give my opponent another chances if he wants

    Well that's wonderful, but you are doing something you don't have to do, so it's not something you can expect from everyone.

    it's just a game ,but no one wants to be a loser.so why not give them a chance ?

  • #19
    karpastive wrote:
    Elubas wrote:
    karpastive wrote:
    VanillaKnightPOC wrote:

    karpastive wrote:

    I don't like my opponent leave the game after he won only one game .it makes me feel so uncomfortable . He did not give me any chances to beat him especially when i lost the previ0us game

     

    You had your chance in the first game, your opponent doesn't owe you a second one.

    but i will give my opponent another chances if he wants

    Well that's wonderful, but you are doing something you don't have to do, so it's not something you can expect from everyone.

    it's just a game ,but no one wants to be a loser.so why not give them a chance ?

    Maybe because they have other things to do and they just wanted to play a quick game? And what if you also lose the next game? Will you expect him to play a third one until you win? You may ask your opponent beforehand if he's willing to play two games with you but you can't expect him to do that only because you think that it would be nice.

  • #20

    Occasionally I get aggravated at myself for missing something obvious. I like most of the people I play. Tend to play the same people a lot and chatter with them.

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