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Everytime I play chess with myself, I win. That's how great I am.
Curiously, I played myself now and then years ago (pre-internet). I somehow always managed to lose.
Did you still shake hands with the other guy?
When I play with myself, the other me always cheat
I always play against another person.
It's like playing with an opponent and discussing each move over and over again, sometimes taking back, the final result is a draw. Boring.
isn't that just like talking to yourself
Check out the great short story "Fool's Mate" by Stanley Ellin. It features mild-mannered George, married to the shrewish and narrow-minded Louisa, who one day receives a chess set from a friend. This being the era before computers or the Internet, George tries to persuade his termagant wife to play--but she has no time for silly games.
So George tries--thousands of times--to play against himself, always taking the black pieces and trying to "forget" what white is up to. He finally succeeds, but is the price worth paying?
I wish I could provide a link, but it appears it's only available in print form. I read it in one of Irving Chernev's great anthologies.
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