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  1. 05 Dec '13 13:57
    Does anyone else suffer from this new malady? Chess Program Abuse Syndrome (CPAS). Here are the symptoms: Late at night at the computer screen with a glass of Scotch (or other favorite intoxicant), set the program (in my case Shredder Classic 4) to a very low rating and then beat it over and over at roughly blitz speed. This is highly addictive (at least to relatively weak players like me) and only for a short time satisfies a sick urge for revenge.
  2. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    05 Dec '13 15:14
    Originally posted by Votbinnick
    Does anyone else suffer from this new malady? Chess Program Abuse Syndrome (CPAS). Here are the symptoms: Late at night at the computer screen with a glass of Scotch (or other favorite intoxicant), set the program (in my case Shredder Classic 4) to a very low rating and then beat it over and over at roughly blitz speed. This is highly addictive (at le ...[text shortened]... to relatively weak players like me) and only for a short time satisfies a sick urge for revenge.
    ?
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    05 Dec '13 15:32
    Beating humans is much more satisfying. Getting beat by humans much more enlightening.
  4. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    05 Dec '13 18:02
    Try to increase a little bit the program ELO....go to the next level!!
    Or change the drink try beer next time
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    05 Dec '13 18:06
    Originally posted by Votbinnick
    Does anyone else suffer from this new malady? Chess Program Abuse Syndrome (CPAS). Here are the symptoms: Late at night at the computer screen with a glass of Scotch (or other favorite intoxicant), set the program (in my case Shredder Classic 4) to a very low rating and then beat it over and over at roughly blitz speed. This is highly addictive (at le ...[text shortened]... to relatively weak players like me) and only for a short time satisfies a sick urge for revenge.
    Who is abusing whom here?
  6. 05 Dec '13 19:10
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Who is abusing whom here?
    The human is "abusing" the chess program.
  7. 05 Dec '13 22:34
    Originally posted by Votbinnick
    Does anyone else suffer from this new malady? Chess Program Abuse Syndrome (CPAS). Here are the symptoms: Late at night at the computer screen with a glass of Scotch (or other favorite intoxicant), set the program (in my case Shredder Classic 4) to a very low rating and then beat it over and over at roughly blitz speed. This is highly addictive (at le ...[text shortened]... to relatively weak players like me) and only for a short time satisfies a sick urge for revenge.
    Equally satisfying is to threaten to pick up the machine and throw it out of the window. You can see it quivering in its little silicon boots. Most enjoyable.
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    06 Dec '13 00:09
    Originally posted by Votbinnick
    The human is "abusing" the chess program.
    That's what I thought at first; but then, I read the word "revenge".
  9. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    06 Dec '13 10:46 / 1 edit
    From somebody who's been here for over 2 years and never made a single move, I find the question somewhat obtuse.

    -m.
  10. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    06 Dec '13 11:01 / 1 edit
    I like Snake's way of dealing with a cocky computer: http://youtu.be/d2R-K0vl94s

    On second thoughts I would have just drunk the whisky
  11. 06 Dec '13 19:21
    Sorry, but it's actually been a lot longer than two years. I haven't played a game online in at least 20 years--back when there were only one or two chess servers. I am trying to cope with a serious and debilitating chess addiction. I am a recovering chessaholic who has just fallen off the wagon due to the world chess championship that I foolishly watched with excitement.
  12. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    06 Dec '13 19:52
    Originally posted by hedonist
    I like Snake's way of dealing with a cocky computer: http://youtu.be/d2R-K0vl94s

    On second thoughts I would have just drunk the whisky
    What the heck? That's not checkmate!
  13. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    07 Dec '13 03:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Votbinnick
    Sorry, but it's actually been a lot longer than two years. I haven't played a game online in at least 20 years--back when there were only one or two chess servers. I am trying to cope with a serious and debilitating chess addiction. I am a recovering chessaholic who has just fallen off the wagon due to the world chess championship that I foolishly watched with excitement.
    Then for your own good, "You're not welcome!"

    -m.

    Edit: actually, seeing as you admitted you have falled off the wagon, how about back to step 2? :

    2. Came to believe that Magnus Carlsen could restore us to sanity.
  14. 07 Dec '13 18:41
    You joined this site Oct 2011 and have not played a single game I think you are some sort of douche.
  15. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    07 Dec '13 19:38
    Originally posted by KilgoreTrout15
    You joined this site Oct 2011 and have not played a single game I think you are some sort of douche.
    I'd much rather have a 'douche' that hasn't said anything stupid than someone who makes lots of moves and pollutes the forums with drivel.