Originally posted by Tatarana CrocodiloI do it all the time.
From Paul Hoffman's book, "King's Gambit: a Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game", which I'm reading with pleasure:
"Chess is said to be a safe way to sublimate aggressive impulses. But is it harmless just because the aggression isn't physical? The idea of "healthy competition' may be a myth when it comes to chess. Can you really play a friend, go for each other's jugular, and be buddies afterward?"