Why I stopped caring about chess

Terminator-T800

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

ipcress12

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.

masterfowler

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

president_max

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 ...

BronsteinPawn

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. 

BronsteinPawn
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.

masterfowler

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

Pulpofeira

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

GMAlfieSequeira

hi

 

Sergeant-Peppers
i blame evolution for this sorry state of affairs. if only it could randomly choose to make brains bigger instead of smaller.
Sergeant-Peppers

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

Jesus_is_Savior
I care about chess. I rank it just below everything else I care about.
BronsteinPawn
Pulpofeira wrote:

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

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

Pulpofeira

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

ArgoNavis

If you never try, you can't fail.

SeniorPatzer
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.

 

No shame.  No shame at all.  It's all part of life.  God loves you.  And have a Merry Christmas.  

mgx9600
BronsteinPawn wrote:

The answer is easy. I simply do not want to sustain me and my wife by coaching 5 year old kids and charging way too much on dumb lessons about forks. Tell me dear chess.com user, why did you stop caring about chess?

 

Once a while, i get tired of my job... so I find a new job but in the same line of work.  Based on what you wrote, looks like you are tired of teaching kids chess; maybe switch to teaching adults?  There are many adults who want to learn chess because their kids are starting chess; you just have to make it like a single weekend class or something that fits into their schedule.

Or you may switch to an entirely new line of work.  A friend of mine switched from engineering into medicine (but note that he had to go back to school and put in 5 yrs of study and waited a year before able to get a residency .. so 6 years total of 0 income; so save up some money before switching lines of work).  But he's still there in medicine, so I assume everything worked out ok.

mgx9600
BronsteinPawn wrote:
Pulpofeira wrote:

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

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

 

We all have down times; otherwise, we wouldn't be able to have up times.  It is just normal; not failure.

president_max
BronsteinPawn wrote:
Pulpofeira wrote:

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

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

It'd be a real shame were you a bunny