Originally posted by FastEddieBAs I read your post, my immediate thought is that the guy is not only unfamiliar with the idea of luck, but is also unfamiliar with the concept of karma.
I was challenged in the 3-Day Ladder by a fellow named Illuminati.
He had a very high rating, well over 2,000, and I was struggling as black.
On my first move, I messaged him, "Good Luck!", as is my wont:
(I see the above image did not post, it ...[text shortened]... Anyone know what's up with that? I suspect a chess engine is involved, but that's just a guess.
Originally posted by Paul LeggettI got a thumbs down, so I assume there is at least one engine-user supporter on the site- assuming Mr Illuminati has not reappeared under a new pseudonym.
As I read your post, my immediate thought is that the guy is not only unfamiliar with the idea of luck, but is also unfamiliar with the concept of karma.
Originally posted by FastEddieBThe second response does seem more lighthearted and friendly. We get zero tone or inflection in electronic messages, so it's easy to misunderstand the context. If nothing else it's a good reminder.
As an aside, on Move 10 he commented: "You move pretty slowly for a guy named "fast" eddie, lol."
I took that in the light in which I hope it was intended, as humor.
I sporadically comment with moves, usually something like "Good move!" or "I did NOT see that coming!" or my rationale for a draw offer, let's say. I respect that some don't choose to r ...[text shortened]... h I highly doubt, in which case I'd feel pretty bad. But even Magnus doesn't win that regularly!
Originally posted by SkippyJoenuttywalt is now rated 2466 and is 6th with 301 wins and 4 losses. Cenerentola: whatcha gonna do when he comes for you? Illuminati is back (and smarter, although maybe next time he will lose a few more games to make it look better)!
Check out nuttywalt. 210 wins, 2 losses (at least one to Illuminati), 10 draws. Maybe Magnus is slumming.