This site has a bunch of cowards that don't have the guts to rematch people. This site should have a

imsighked2

Playing chess at work? LOL! I'm posting at work. The decline of our civilization will be related to Internet access at work. A plane will crash somewhere because an air traffic controller was playing blitz at work.

lfPatriotGames
flabbi wrote:

Maybe there should be a button/option that says "automatic rematch" that both players would have to click on before the game starts. If you click on it and your opponent does not, then abort the game before the first move is played.

How would that work if the decision to rematch comes solely from the outcome of the first game? Deciding on a rematch before a first game starts is like having to decide on dessert before you eat dinner. What happens if the dinner is terrible or you have to leave early for something else more important?

batgirl
imsighked2 wrote:

Playing chess at work? LOL! I'm posting at work. The decline of our civilization will be related to Internet access at work. A plane will crash somewhere because an air traffic controller was playing blitz at work.

I remember 20 years ago as I was playing many blitz games on FICS against this guy, an American living in the Philippines,  who was always at work when we played, thinking,  " Who's doing the working?"

Pulpofeira

Once I was about to get squashed by a bus whose driver was texting. I'm pretty sure, if he ever has an accident he won't have to worry about a possible brain damage.

SsgKen

 "A plane will crash somewhere because an air traffic controller was playing blitz at work." 

 

Since 2014 air traffic controller applicants got 10 extra test points if they did not hold a job in 2 years and in school they were better at sports than math or science in US.

imsighked2

I don't feel guilty about goofing off at work. I have clients (incarcerated, delinquent youth), and, when they are not available for mental health treatment and all my paperwork is done, I have idle time. Sometimes, during their free time, I will play and teach chess to kids, most of whom are raw beginners. One of the most talented youth I ever worked with was a  violent gang member who picked up more complicated things like the Yugoslav Attack very quickly. I usually start out teaching them basic checkmates and king and pawn versus pawn endgames.

president_max
batgirl wrote:
imsighked2 wrote:

Playing chess at work? LOL! I'm posting at work. The decline of our civilization will be related to Internet access at work. A plane will crash somewhere because an air traffic controller was playing blitz at work.

I remember 20 years ago as I was playing many blitz games on FICS against this guy, an American living in the Philippines,  who was always at work when we played, thinking,  " Who's doing the working?"

Outsourced to his local neighbor