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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    10 Jul '08 12:25 / 1 edit
    We always discuss about openings and tactics here. How about some short stories.

    Yesterday I was in the University and in the hall I've met some of professors. And he arrived with his say 12 year old son who was carrying big, beautiful chess set in its hands. I didn't say nothing because I do not know the boy. BUT I FELT THE HORRIBLY STRONG NEED TO ASK HIM A GAME !!! Altough I was late for class.

    Other example ; I had to play on some concert. In front of the hall there was a pub. So all of us went to pub and there were old man playing chess !! Again I FELT THE HORRIBLY STRONG NEED TO ASK THEM A GAME !!! I almost went to the my own concert too late because I wanted to stay there and watch !

    Every time when I see someone playing or discussing chess I go crazy and I want to partecipate so badly I get mad !

    Probably lack of some good chess club is my problem.

    Do you have such problems with chess addiction ?
  2. 10 Jul '08 13:36
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    We always discuss about openings and tactics here. How about some short stories.

    Yesterday I was in the University and in the hall I've met some of professors. And he arrived with his say 12 year old son who was carrying big, beautiful chess set in its hands. I didn't say nothing because I do not know the boy. BUT I FELT THE HORRIBLY STRONG NEED TO ASK H ...[text shortened]... ck of some good chess club is my problem.

    Do you have such problems with chess addiction ?
    chess is probably the least popular activity in my country (including raping, lynching etc.), so I never have those kind of problems like seeing chess playing people and wanting to participate

    joining a club seems to be your solution.
  3. 10 Jul '08 14:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    We always discuss about openings and tactics here. How about some short stories.

    Yesterday I was in the University and in the hall I've met some of professors. And he arrived with his say 12 year old son who was carrying big, beautiful chess set in its hands. I didn't say nothing because I do not know the boy. BUT I FELT THE HORRIBLY STRONG NEED TO ASK H ...[text shortened]... ck of some good chess club is my problem.

    Do you have such problems with chess addiction ?
    I spent three days and nights solid, from Friday last weekend to Sunday/Monday morning playing blitz on playchess.com, it did not matter if i won or lost, i was totally addicted, my wife brought me my breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper during the marathon, it was amazzzzzziiiiiing!
  4. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    10 Jul '08 14:23
    Chess is drug, you always need another fix
  5. 10 Jul '08 14:38
    the only cure is to work harder at chess and improve to a competent level.

    only then will you realize that your skill level is not exceptional despite all your efforts.

    frustratoin sets in and then you'll find another passion
  6. Standard member black beetle
    Black Beastie
    10 Jul '08 15:00
    Never mind the frustration, it goes with the sport; but the more you study the most you realize where you must focus and that's how you drive bit by bit better;
  7. 10 Jul '08 15:13
    For me it was just a hobby, just a fun game. But then as I started making attempts at improving and started to make some small improvements I feel I've opened up a whole new world to this game and can't seem to get enough information to understand it. It seems the more I improve the more I want to improve even more.

    But I'm not addicted, I can quit anytime! Yeah that's right I can even quit right now....just after I finish up this last game.......and my pending games.......oh yeah and the King's gambit tournament definitely have to finish that one.
  8. 10 Jul '08 15:46
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    We always discuss about openings and tactics here. How about some short stories.

    Yesterday I was in the University and in the hall I've met some of professors. And he arrived with his say 12 year old son who was carrying big, beautiful chess set in its hands. I didn't say nothing because I do not know the boy. BUT I FELT THE HORRIBLY STRONG NEED TO ASK H ...[text shortened]... ck of some good chess club is my problem.

    Do you have such problems with chess addiction ?
    Me too!

    The worst, though, is when the kid "loves chess" and is "very good" and then you have to endure 15 minutes of absolute boredom while you crush him to powder...
  9. 10 Jul '08 18:01
    I hate it that none of my friends like the game and everyone you play with seems to think your really good so they don't take the game seriously. So then you play careless and they win and then they don't wanna play cause they beat you last time ._.

    Wtb club aswell.
  10. 10 Jul '08 20:03
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I spent three days and nights solid, from Friday last weekend to Sunday/Monday morning playing blitz on playchess.com, it did not matter if i won or lost, i was totally addicted, my wife brought me my breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper during the marathon, it was amazzzzzziiiiiing!
    nice wife...mine hates me when I do that...
  11. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    10 Jul '08 20:21 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I spent three days and nights solid, from Friday last weekend to Sunday/Monday morning playing blitz on playchess.com, it did not matter if i won or lost, i was totally addicted, my wife brought me my breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper during the marathon, it was amazzzzzziiiiiing!
    Also I`have spent nights playing blitz/bullet in Playchess. (for example last night played blitz until 4 am) Due to that my wife is starting to hate chess.
  12. 10 Jul '08 20:49
    "I am so addicted to chess that I tell my wife that I'm surfing for porn to hide my chess addiction."
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Jul '08 21:04
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    "I am so addicted to chess that I tell my wife that I'm surfing for porn to hide my chess addiction."
    LOL. Rec'd.
  14. Standard member Mr Ch
    /\."./\
    10 Jul '08 21:15
    Originally posted by hany3
    For me it was just a hobby, just a fun game. But then as I started making attempts at improving and started to make some small improvements I feel I've opened up a whole new world to this game and can't seem to get enough information to understand it. It seems the more I improve the more I want to improve even more.

    But I'm not addicted, I can quit anyt ...[text shortened]... ng games.......oh yeah and the King's gambit tournament definitely have to finish that one.
    I am determined to cut back - even though I only play a few games at a time. No more games for me for a while.

    Um - Hany3 - do you want a game?
  15. Subscriber PureRWandB
    CCC Club Leader
    11 Jul '08 02:02
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I spent three days and nights solid, from Friday last weekend to Sunday/Monday morning playing blitz on playchess.com, it did not matter if i won or lost, i was totally addicted, my wife brought me my breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper during the marathon, it was amazzzzzziiiiiing!

    Originally posted by vipiu
    nice wife...mine hates ...[text shortened]... (for example last night played blitz until 4 am) Due to that my wife is starting to hate chess.
    This addiction is more common then I thought.
    I, too, struggle with this passion of reading about and playing chess.

    We should have our own support group.
    Call it "The RHP Chessaholics Anonymous"

    My wife sometimes gets really upset and is quite baffled in how I can spend so much time at the computer playing chess and reading about it.

    If it gets too bad, sometimes I offer a olive branch by offerring to rub her feet, but that branch isn't offered to often, because it would ALWAYS be accepted. ROFL

    I just really enjoy playing the game, and playing through some of the others games here at RHP.
    (I have offered mulitple times to teach her how to play chess, but she always turns me down.)


    As far as "Everything Chess", I took my parents to lunch with my son today at the local Mom & Pop restaurant. They had tiled chess boards hanging from hooks on the walls.

    When the owner of the establishment approached our table to ask how everything was... I brought it up.

    I guess a bunch of people come in at times, buy a couple of beers, etc and play till late at night. (At that moment, I wished I lived in Colorado Springs, I would be over there, quite a bit)

    My family and I sometimes drive by a car dealership, and they have those little triangle black/white checkered flags next to the cars. (I think about the chess board)

    I could go on and on.....