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  1. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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    02 Jan '17 21:55
    I keep promising myself that I will get smart, play smarter, and never repeat the same old stupid stunts that I've pulled in the past.

    Here we are at a New Year,
    It's a time to make resolutions

    to be resolute

    to be the new person

    not one who keeps repeating the same old tire stupid idiotic lame mistakes

    I know, I absolutely know that I play too many simultaneous games

    My moves are just garbage

    all I am doing is pushing buttons

    There's no depth of reflection
    No seeking the better move
    No last chance checking to make sure that i am not leaving a piece en prise or failing to scoop up a hanging piece

    no searching for a plan
    no seeking a strong square to place a piece
    no complex problem solving
    and no searches for combinations

    No, just see the board, scan the pieces and make a move, any move

    why?

    Well, I've got my total move count position to hold

    I am being chased

    once again, as I am about to be overtaken

    i do it

    I enroll in all of the tournaments

    Yes, all of them

    the ones where it's impossible to live up to the pace

    if you ever look at a position twice

    even then, some games will just be timed out

    it's impossible

    how does that other player do it?

    oh well

    it's a sure-fire absolute formula . . . . for destroying my rating
    and crashing hundreds of points in a lousy series of games

    even as I know that I will never be able to keep up the pace

    Which is more important? Good chess or an insane amount of chess?

    Is more better?

    Alas, I am just as stupid in 2017 as I was in 2016, and 2015, and . . . .
  2. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
    That's Why I Drink
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    02 Jan '17 22:13
    Just drop a few pounds. Rest is meaningless.
  3. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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    02 Jan '17 22:14
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Just drop a few pounds. Rest is meaningless.
    word
  4. Joined
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    03 Jan '17 01:58
    Even if you achieved a 2000+ rating your moves will still be garbage, at least from your own perspective. You'd be surprised how little a 2000+ rated player knows and how much crap is played at that level.

    "Good chess" will always be out of reach.
  5. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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    03 Jan '17 02:05
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    Even if you achieved a 2000+ rating your moves will still be garbage, at least from your own perspective. You'd be surprised how little a 2000+ rated player knows and how much crap is played at that level.

    "Good chess" will always be out of reach.
    Wisdom, yes, thank you...
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