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Why I stopped caring about chess

  • #21

    I don't know how you could stop caring. Have you been to see a doctor?  

  • #22

    I'm a bright guy and I went to college with bright people. A ton of them were quite talented in various arts and sports (including chess) but only two made money with their talents. One was a photographer who put together a career in commercial video production working on projects he didn't care about. Another was a jazz guitarist who found a niche performing in Japan.

    The rest of us got day jobs. I wrote poetry but knew I would never make any money at that, so I worked as an electronics tech and later as a software engineer. I made decent money. Now I'm retired and I'ver returned to what I was doing when I was 20 -- including chess.

  • #23

    BronsteinPawn wrote:

    Thanks for sharing your stories guys. Makes me feel better to know I am not the only unworthy human failure that took something seriously and gave up like a scared kid.

    lol will you ever truly give it up?it is part of who you are...it was calling me for 12 years after i gave it up and i started playing again this year...lost almost a 100 otb rating points though haha what are you otb now?1800-2000?I would hardly call that failure
  • #24

    i'm a bright bunny - well it's the white fur.  i'm not even sure why i mentioned that.  everybody else seemed to be doing it ...

  • #25

    This thread has cleared my mind. Wow. I think I will just try to make as much money while I can, retire at 50 and pursue a chess career surrounded by hot 20 year olds that just care about my money. 

  • #26
    masterfowler wrote:
    BronsteinPawn wrote:

    Thanks for sharing your stories guys. Makes me feel better to know I am not the only unworthy human failure that took something seriously and gave up like a scared kid.

    lol will you ever truly give it up?it is part of who you are...it was calling me for 12 years after i gave it up and i started playing again this year...lost almost a 100 otb rating points though haha what are you otb now?1800-2000?I would hardly call that failure

    Never got an official rating but yeah, I used to play in the 1800-2000 section to have a challenge. 2000-2200 sections would crush me tho. I do not want to play chess again. I will probably cry when I start hanging basic stuff and flashbacks of my glorious days come to me. Is this the same as getting old? Life is hard.

  • #27

    HAHA I don't know if you are having some trolling fun or if you are serious...but if you never had a official rating it wouldn't matter if you lose now and you will probably be back to more or less what you were after 3 or 4 otb tourneys

    Maybe play some rapid otb tournaments if possible

    it is huge fun because I dont give a crap about my otb speed chess ratings...strange enough my speed chess ratings is higher than my standard ratingnull1398 - standard , 1443 - rapid , 1468 - blitz

    Take care master Bronsteinhappy.png

    Let me know how the next tournament goeshappy.pnghappy.pnghappy.png

  • #28

    But wasn't the marriage coming after achieving GM status?

  • #29

    hi

     

  • #30
    i blame evolution for this sorry state of affairs. if only it could randomly choose to make brains bigger instead of smaller.
  • #31

    I didn't stopped caring about chess ,but I am close to stop caring about chess.com thanks to engine users.

  • #32
    BlackGuarana wrote:

    I didn't stopped caring about chess ,but I am close to stop caring about chess.com thanks to engine users.

    Which engine users are those, exactly? I've played somewhere in the neighborhood of 20000 games on this site, and in all those I can count on one hand the number of cheaters I've encountered. Quit lying to yourself and admit that you're "close to stop caring about chess.com" because you can't handle losing.

  • #33
    GloriousRising wrote:
    BlackGuarana wrote:

    I didn't stopped caring about chess ,but I am close to stop caring about chess.com thanks to engine users.

    Which engine users are those, exactly? I've played somewhere in the neighborhood of 20000 games on this site, and in all those I can count on one hand the number of cheaters I've encountered. Quit lying to yourself and admit that you're "close to stop caring about chess.com" because you can't handle losing.

    Did you find yourself in my comment?

  • #34
    BlackGuarana wrote:
    GloriousRising wrote:
    BlackGuarana wrote:

    I didn't stopped caring about chess ,but I am close to stop caring about chess.com thanks to engine users.

    Which engine users are those, exactly? I've played somewhere in the neighborhood of 20000 games on this site, and in all those I can count on one hand the number of cheaters I've encountered. Quit lying to yourself and admit that you're "close to stop caring about chess.com" because you can't handle losing.

    Did you find yourself in my comment?

    Struck a nerve, have I? Anyone who makes wild accusations of widespread cheating is just trying to hide from their failures. I'm a big boy; I can handle losing without making absurd accusations, so I enjoy my time here. You cannot do the former and therefore do not do the latter. With that in mind, you need either a radical attitude readjustment or you need to quit this site. No one wants your whining.

  • #35

    haha! engine users always say there are no engine users here.

  • #36
    I care about chess. I rank it just below everything else I care about.
  • #37
    LilBoat21 wrote:

    I stopped caring about chess when my father, the man who taught me chess beat me. He beat me so bad i had problems sitting for the next week..

    I guess Kim was your father?

  • #38
    Pulpofeira wrote:

    But wasn't the marriage coming after achieving GM status?

    I failed life. The only damn meaning of life, breeding. I failed. 

  • #39

    Anyone can have a gatillazo. Been there. Only a couple of times in my life, eh!

  • #40

    If you never try, you can't fail.

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