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  1. Subscribercoquette
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    24 Dec '14 20:56
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
  2. Account suspended
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    24 Dec '14 21:082 edits
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    You sound 'blue', because you are not enjoying the game at present perhaps because your expectations are higher than your results. People believe that chess has something innate, some kind of beauty, others that it can even rehabilitate. Personally I think its empty and devoid and the only inherent value it has is the ideas which we infuse it with when we animate the pieces with our minds. I hope you can find a way to enjoy it again and that it brings you a measure of pleasure, otherwise, yes, at our level, it becomes a waste of time.
  3. Arch Stantons Grave
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    24 Dec '14 21:21
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    Your at that level now.
    Throw your claw in & spare yourself more pain.
    Unless you are 7 years old.then you got hope.
  4. Standard memberhakima
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    24 Dec '14 21:28
    My chess is very bad as my rating indicates...I will admit that I enjoy the chat along with the play, but not everyone chats...

    Every time I play chess...or do anything else, for that matter...I learn something...

    In the learning, my time is never wasted.

    Happy Chess, Happy Christmas, coquette!
  5. Arch Stantons Grave
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    24 Dec '14 21:35
    Originally posted by hakima
    My chess is very bad as my rating indicates...I will admit that I enjoy the chat along with the play, but not everyone chats...

    Every time I play chess...or do anything else, for that matter...I learn something...

    In the learning, my time is never wasted.

    Happy Chess, Happy Christmas, coquette!
    You make me feel humble.

    ps if you wake up every day feeling frightened might be an
    idea to lock the front door before going to bed. Just saying
  6. Standard memberhakima
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    24 Dec '14 21:40
    Originally posted by The Gravedigger
    You make me feel humble.

    ps if you wake up every day feeling frightened might be an
    idea to lock the front door before going to bed. Just saying
    Humble and wise...

    Very rare these days, indeed!

    😉
  7. Arch Stantons Grave
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    24 Dec '14 21:43
    Originally posted by hakima
    Humble and wise...

    Very rare these days, indeed!

    😉
    🙂
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Dec '14 21:50
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    95% of us will never get better.
    We are what we are - just enjoy playing people around your own rating.
    Enjoy the brilliant wins,
    and put down the silly losses to that extra glass of wine.

    Happy Christmas.
  9. In your face
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    25 Dec '14 00:28
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    95% of us will never get better.
    We are what we are - just enjoy playing people around your own rating.
    Enjoy the brilliant wins,
    and put down the silly losses to that extra glass of wine.

    Happy Christmas.
    ...and have an extra glass of wine when you have a brilliant win. Ha zaaaah! 😀
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 Dec '14 00:472 edits
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    Online correspondence chess site ratings aren't necessarily the issue. Some children play chess as a war game using wooden Staunton Chess Figures in lieu of plastic soldiers; some teenagers play chess in school clubs to be with their friends in team competition; some adults play chess as recreation, some with passion for move volume or ratings. Chess welcomes us all. My own motive nowadays is to make and stay in touch with friends around the globe, thanks to In Game Messaging. Thanks,
  11. Joined
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    25 Dec '14 03:47
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    Are you enjoying yourself?

    Then you're not wasting your time, no matter how bad your (or my!) game may be.
  12. Standard memberSchlecter
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    25 Dec '14 05:16
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    always we can try Go...
  13. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    25 Dec '14 06:02
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    Go out and get drunk or stoned or whatever you do for fun.
    Then go back and quit whining and kick some ass.
    You're a good player
  14. Joined
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    25 Dec '14 10:00
    Originally posted by coquette
    does my chess have to get before I have to admit that I'm not really playing chess but just wasting my time along with everyone else's time?
    Cheer up, girlfriend !
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