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How prestigious is chess in your circles?

  • #1

    Walk us thru it.

  • #2

    🤔

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  • #4

    *facepalm* You sir, have failed.

  • #5

    Please 🔞

  • #6

    🔞

  • #7
    Meaning what? Define what you mean by “in your circles.”
  • #8

    I never viewed chess as something "prestigious"

  • #9

    Falconry and horse racing are prestigious.  Chess, not nearly so much. 

  • #10

    I played chess in High School in the late 1960s, and then I went to school in California, and put the chess set away, because, you know, there were girls and studies and girls and beer and girls.... yeah, basically, I didn't want to seem like a nerd and hurt my chances with the girls.  But then, in 1972, Fischer won the World Championship, and suddenly Chess was not only prestigious.... it was Cool!  So I'd play chess in the quad after lunch and impress the girls.  

    Of course, after about a year of chess being "cool," the mania died down, but it was great while it lasted.

     

  • #11

    Uncle_Bent wrote:

    I played chess in High School in the late 1960s, and then I went to school in California, and put the chess set away, because, you know, there were girls and studies and girls and beer and girls.... yeah, basically, I didn't want to seem like a nerd and hurt my chances with the girls.  But then, in 1972, Fischer won the World Championship, and suddenly Chess was not only prestigious.... it was Cool!  So I'd play chess in the quad after lunch and impress the girls.  

    Of course, after about a year of chess being "cool," the mania died down, but it was great while it lasted.

     

    👍 thank you for sharing very interesting story

  • #12

    Keep them coming

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