Earlier, a thread was made about "Lack of interaction" with online chess.
It got me thinking about the tournaments I go to.
Some large, some small.
Regardless of the size of the tournament, nobody talks to anyone!
I am involved in sports and when we meet up we gather into groups and talk and drink it up...We don't even know each other but we can talk because we have a common bond.
Why is it we can't talk to each other about chess?
An example: I play at a club once in a while but I go to big tournaments and I see a woman who plays at the club and at these tournaments...I try to talk to her and she avoids me...Oh wait...She's married and I want her...not a good example.
Oh Natasha...the games we play...
Ok...forget an example...but still...Why do we segregate ourselves?
(Segregate: means to seperate...for all you Texans)