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  1. Subscribercoquette
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    20 Aug '15 16:51
    I'll be the first to confess. I enter hardcore grand tournaments just to make a lot of moves. These turn my games into total useless random messes. I can't help myself. I don't have the character it takes to strive for excellent chess or use engines to get better results. I just settle for quantity over the esteem of a marginally higher rating.

    I feel much better now. My spirit is cleansed.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    20 Aug '15 17:101 edit
    Originally posted by coquette
    I'll be the first to confess. I enter hardcore grand tournaments just to make a lot of moves. These turn my games into total useless random messes. I can't help myself. I don't have the character it takes to strive for excellent chess or use engines to get better results. I just settle for quantity over the esteem of a marginally higher rating.

    I feel much better now. My spirit is cleansed.
    "The unexamined life is not worth living." ~Socrates He certainly doesn't mince words, does he. You're in good company, @coquette. "Joined RHP July 4, 2006 [nine years ago]. Highest rating Past 5 Years:1580; 1 Year: 1,528; 90 days: 1,461." Not too shabby as they say. "Total Games: 20,093." Wow! "Total Moves: 691,493." Double Wow! Only a few more to reach your personal goal of 1,000,000 +1. You have nothing to "confess" to anyone.
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    20 Aug '15 17:36
    I don't have anything to confess in particular, but my conscience bothers me all the time. "Shouldn't you be doing more/caring more/working harder/standing up for some political doctrine or belief/being more chivalrous/being kinder?" it seems to say.

    I wish I could send my conscience on a long, expenses-paid one-way trip to bother the really bad people instead of me. It just doesn't posess quite the good manners, education, and ability to deal in facts needed to engage me in productive dialogue.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    20 Aug '15 22:46
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    drewnogal, pleases focus on your inner beauty which isn't subject to the ravages of the fleeting years on planet earth; just be you...........
  5. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
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    07 Oct '15 13:22
    Originally posted by coquette
    I'll be the first to confess. I enter hardcore grand tournaments just to make a lot of moves. These turn my games into total useless random messes. I can't help myself. I don't have the character it takes to strive for excellent chess or use engines to get better results. I just settle for quantity over the esteem of a marginally higher rating.

    I feel much better now. My spirit is cleansed.
    Confession is only the first step.
    repentence would be the second.
    So do you cease to register for those tourneys?
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 Oct '15 14:083 edits
    Confessional

    Recently I dreamed of serendipitously meeting another Red Hot Pawn Member in the lobby of a hotel a thousand miles away from my home. We somehow recognized each other immediately and then our relaxed conversation began. Ten minutes later we agreed to meet in the lobby at 7:00pm for dinner at a nearby restaurant. During an excellent dinner we discussed world events, professional sports, literature, chess, these public forums and earlier times here until closing time when we exchanged home phone numbers before saying our good byes.

    This dream is as vivid now as when I awakened that memorable morning a few days ago....
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    07 Oct '15 14:24
    I confess to wearing loud shirts and groping for trout in strange brooks.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 Oct '15 15:19
    Originally posted by moonbus
    I confess to wearing loud shirts and groping for trout in strange brooks.
    ... rainbow trout?
  9. Subscribercoquette
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    07 Oct '15 19:26
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Confession is only the first step.
    repentence would be the second.
    So do you cease to register for those tourneys?
    Nay, I still enter them and crash into a morass of stupid moves. I confess yet again, unrepentent, lacking remorse, devoid of character.
  10. Subscribermoonbus
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    07 Oct '15 20:24
    Originally posted by coquette
    Nay, I still enter them and crash into a morass of stupid moves. I confess yet again, unrepentent, lacking remorse, devoid of character.
    Oh well, look at it this way: it would be worse if you were in Cozad.
  11. Joined
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    08 Oct '15 13:51
    I confess that when some people I play chess against give me advice (concerning chess) I don't follow it.😲:'(😀
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    08 Oct '15 15:30
    I confess to peeing in the shower.
  13. the forest
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    08 Oct '15 19:251 edit
    peeing in the shower is ( believe it or not ) the official government policy in Brazil ( in the interest of saving fresh water for drinking ), this policy was announced last year,
  14. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    08 Oct '15 19:32
    Originally posted by coquette
    I'll be the first to confess. I enter hardcore grand tournaments just to make a lot of moves. These turn my games into total useless random messes. I can't help myself. I don't have the character it takes to strive for excellent chess or use engines to get better results. I just settle for quantity over the esteem of a marginally higher rating.

    I feel much better now. My spirit is cleansed.
    Fun experiment: try only moving your pieces to the left (unless illegal) and see if your rating goes down any.
  15. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    09 Oct '15 14:01
    Originally posted by Great King Rat
    I confess to peeing in the shower.
    So? I crap in the shower.
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