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  1. Subscriber mchill
    cryptogram
    11 Feb '17 18:32
    I'm not a strong chess player, perhaps 1500-1600 (USCF) but whenever I get into a winning position, I cannot resist the urge to toy with my helpless opponent for 10-15 moves, baiting them with small chances to recover their helpless situation, only to take away the bait, and slowly crush their position as one would crush an egg shell. I tell myself this is wrong to do, but it's so much fun. I feel I've become a sadist. I'm a little worried about this.
  2. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    11 Feb '17 18:39
    Originally posted by mchill
    I'm not a strong chess player, perhaps 1500-1600 (USCF) but whenever I get into a winning position, I cannot resist the urge to toy with my helpless opponent for 10-15 moves, baiting them with small chances to recover their helpless situation, only to take away the bait, and slowly crush their position as one would crush an egg shell. I tell myself this is wr ...[text shortened]... ng to do, but it's so much fun. I feel I've become a sadist. I'm a little worried about this.
    Easy solution: go against stronger players.
  3. 11 Feb '17 19:17
    Originally posted by mchill
    I'm not a strong chess player, perhaps 1500-1600 (USCF) but whenever I get into a winning position, I cannot resist the urge to toy with my helpless opponent for 10-15 moves, baiting them with small chances to recover their helpless situation, only to take away the bait, and slowly crush their position as one would crush an egg shell. I tell myself this is wr ...[text shortened]... ng to do, but it's so much fun. I feel I've become a sadist. I'm a little worried about this.
    Chess is a bit of a sadiatic game. You do seem toenjoy that part of the game. That would bother me too if I were like that, but I am not.

    But your opponent can always just resign.
  4. Standard member vivify
    rain
    11 Feb '17 20:08
    Bobby Fischer, during a televised interview, was asked what his favorite thing about playing chess was. He responded, "I like the moment when I break a man's ego". Bobby turned out to be a nutcase.

    Maybe you should be worried.
  5. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    11 Feb '17 20:33
    Originally posted by vivify
    Bobby Fischer, during a televised interview, was asked what his favorite thing about playing chess was. He responded, "I like the moment when I break a man's ego". Bobby turned out to be a nutcase.

    Maybe you should be worried.
    Mchill has literally no chance whatsoever of nearing Fischer's acumen on a chess board; he's more likely to become bored and start tying cats' tails together and lighting them on fire.
  6. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    11 Feb '17 20:43
    Originally posted by mchill
    I'm not a strong chess player, perhaps 1500-1600 (USCF) but whenever I get into a winning position, I cannot resist the urge to toy with my helpless opponent for 10-15 moves, baiting them with small chances to recover their helpless situation, only to take away the bait, and slowly crush their position as one would crush an egg shell. I tell myself this is wr ...[text shortened]... ng to do, but it's so much fun. I feel I've become a sadist. I'm a little worried about this.
    Try climbing a ladder. The higher the you go the more humble you get.
  7. Subscriber mchill
    cryptogram
    11 Feb '17 20:58
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Mchill has literally no chance whatsoever of nearing Fischer's acumen on a chess board; he's more likely to become bored and start tying cats' tails together and lighting them on fire.
    I would never harm an animal, it's not in my nature. Stronger opponents are the way to go.
  8. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    11 Feb '17 22:35
    Originally posted by mchill
    I would never harm an animal, it's not in my nature. Stronger opponents are the way to go.
    You're a vegan?
  9. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    12 Feb '17 02:52
    Originally posted by mchill
    I would never harm an animal, it's not in my nature. Stronger opponents are the way to go.
    That will def cure ya!
  10. 12 Feb '17 04:32
    Originally posted by mchill
    I would never harm an animal, it's not in my nature. Stronger opponents are the way to go.
    .........unless they could play chess that is.
  11. 12 Feb '17 04:32
    Originally posted by kmax87
    You're a vegan?
    No, I'm pretty sure he is an atheist