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How to deal with losing

Klamm76

Tired of losing. Think it's time for to quit chess and find a new game.  I'm stupid but I have other talents :-).  I think the bright side is that I have other talents and skills and can laugh at people who waste their time with this stupid game.

DaBabysBurner
Klamm76 wrote:

Tired of losing. Think it's time for to quit chess and find a new game.  I'm stupid but I have other talents :-).  I think the bright side is that I have other talents and skills and can laugh at people who waste their time with this stupid game.

quitting after losing 3 games in a row isn't exactly a great display of character tbh

blueemu
Alltimegreat1 wrote:

When losing a game of chess, one is forced to accept the fact that he is less intelligent and has a lower self-worth than his opponent.  

I think we've found the problem. Your basic premise is faulty.

millerd66
Alltimegreat1 wrote:

When losing a game of chess, one is forced to accept the fact that he is less intelligent and has a lower self-worth than his opponent.  How do others deal with the fact that losing in

 

lowerechess (or any competition) is absolutely unacceptable?

 

lower self worth???  No way

 

GM_Loser5000

reviving this fourm

Klamm76

DaBabysBurner... more like losing 8 out 9 games bro, lol.

Klamm76

Time for a new hobby

DaBabysBurner
Klamm76 wrote:

DaBabysBurner... more like losing 8 out 9 games bro, lol.

bruv I can understand getting upset over a few lost games (I literally just lost about a weeks worth of rating in an hour today) but I feel as if you're being a bit premature with the decision to quit. You're already way above the level of an average chess player, and I'm sure you can get better with a bit of practice. Chess is a hard game to improve at, but there are certainly lots of benefits of being able to play chess, and playing it well

Just my two centshappy.png You can message me for help if you decide not to quit

Klamm76

Anyway I can see by your rating that you're good at chess.  Good for you.  I think it's a stupid game and a waste of time.  It's not about character, it's about finding what you're good at and what you're not.  I"m not good at chess.  Peace

DaBabysBurner

ok fair enough

millerd66

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out ————————

blueemu
DaBabysBurner wrote:
Klamm76 wrote:

DaBabysBurner... more like losing 8 out 9 games bro, lol.

bruv I can understand getting upset over a few lost games (I literally just lost about a weeks worth of rating in an hour today) but I feel as if you're being a bit premature with the decision to quit. You're already way above the level of an average chess player, and I'm sure you can get better with a bit of practice. Chess is a hard game to improve at, but there are certainly lots of benefits of being able to play chess, and playing it well

Just my two cents You can message me for help if you decide not to quit

One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill:

"One of the keys to ultimate success is the ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

DARK_ALPHA_52

I suffer from success

millerd66

Losing does suck, and I am not good by any means I even posted trying to break 1000, and while on the thread I broke 900 in the wrong direction, but now I am staying focused and closer to Magnus that I was two weeks ago haha

Nennerb

Ideally, one would win the same amount of games as they lose, except for people that are climbing/falling down the rating later and the people at the very top and the bottom.