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    chess is a microcosmic universe, a reflection of life within and without, of struggles and success, of plans that often go astray, of hopes and fears, of imagination and wonder, of sacrifice and giving, of how we, the humble participant, are a reflection of the movement of those constellations, as we try to forge our art and transcend that which is purely material. Chess is spiritual.

    quotation attributed to robbie carrobie (false prophet, true prophet, lazy bum and vagabond)
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    19 Sep '10 16:42
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    chess is a microcosmic universe, a reflection of life within and without, of struggles and success, of plans that often go astray, of hopes and fears, of imagination and wonder, of sacrifice and giving, of how we, the humble participant, are a reflection of the movement of those constellations, as we try to forge our art and transcend that which is p ...[text shortened]...

    quotation attributed to robbie carrobie (false prophet, true prophet, lazy bum and vagabond)
    Chess is warfare.

    The slow crushing of my enemy to death.
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    19 Sep '10 16:48
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Chess is warfare.

    The slow crushing of my enemy to death.
    I love chess and then I hate it..... Lol.
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    19 Sep '10 17:23
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Chess is warfare.

    The slow crushing of my enemy to death.
    mmm and what about you dear Noobster, what happens when your enemy crushes you to death? when your chessmen are scattered from here to there, their general vanquished on the field of battle? does not your spirit cry for leaving? to transcend the rainbow bridge to the hall of the slain, Valhalla itself? does not laughter give way to mourning, is not the headdress exchanged for ashes, exultation and mirth become insanity and laughter becomes a release for pain. Triangles tingle and trumpets play slow, yes indeed, my dear friend, in love and in war, chess is spiritual.
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    19 Sep '10 17:28
    Originally posted by galveston75
    I love chess and then I hate it..... Lol.
    ah yes, both spiritual concepts, to love and to hate! what is a stronger emotion than love? If one cannot appeal to others with the Good News of Gods kingdom through love, what else is left to make a stronger appeal? Who of us does not feels the wish for mercy when our chess men come crashing down around us, as we stand naked before the ominous and deadly march of our adversaries pieces! yes indeed, chess is spiritual! 🙂
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    19 Sep '10 17:35
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    chess is a microcosmic universe, a reflection of life within and without, of struggles and success, of plans that often go astray, of hopes and fears, of imagination and wonder, of sacrifice and giving, of how we, the humble participant, are a reflection of the movement of those constellations, as we try to forge our art and transcend that which is p ...[text shortened]...

    quotation attributed to robbie carrobie (false prophet, true prophet, lazy bum and vagabond)
    Chess is a game of black and white, of absolutes and of winners an losers...

    *just thought I'd set that one up for you

    😛
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    Isnt there great pleasure in an evenly contested cut n thrust game that ends in an agreed draw?
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    19 Sep '10 17:40
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    mmm and what about you dear Noobster, what happens when your enemy crushes you to death? when your chessmen are scattered from here to there, their general vanquished on the field of battle? does not your spirit cry for leaving? to transcend the rainbow bridge to the hall of the slain, Valhalla itself? does not laughter give way to mourning, is no ...[text shortened]... ngle and trumpets play slow, yes indeed, my dear friend, in love and in war, chess is spiritual.
    It depends on the manner of my loss.

    Being beaten by a better player, or succumbing to a brilliant piece of play i can deal with. When i lose as a result of a blunder, that pains me.
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    19 Sep '10 17:42
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Isnt there great pleasure in an evenly contested cut n thrust game that ends in an agreed draw?
    Greater pleasure than losing? Yes
    Greater pleasure than winning? No
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    19 Sep '10 17:561 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Chess is a game of black and white, of absolutes and of winners an losers...

    *just thought I'd set that one up for you

    😛
    Lol, yes, the majestic march cannot be stopped, banners full of glistening cheer, it recognises and respects no matters of an ambiguous nature, its ruthless logic is absolute, culminating in life and death! Indeed, chess is spiritual!
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    19 Sep '10 17:59
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Isnt there great pleasure in an evenly contested cut n thrust game that ends in an agreed draw?
    ah yes, the realisation that in all events, there is an equalisation, despite the serious business of life, there is an eventuality that awaits all men, an equalisitaion, chess is spiritual
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    19 Sep '10 18:18
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Chess is a game of black and white, of absolutes and of winners an losers...

    *just thought I'd set that one up for you

    😛
    So that's where you get that from...Lol.
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    19 Sep '10 19:00
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    what is a stronger emotion than love?
    Hate, I guess.
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    19 Sep '10 21:15
    Originally posted by Thomaster
    Hate, I guess.
    i dont think so, for hate is rarely based on principle, whereas love can be principled.
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    19 Sep '10 21:461 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    chess is a microcosmic universe, a reflection of life within and without, of struggles and success, of plans that often go astray, of hopes and fears, of imagination and wonder, of sacrifice and giving, of how we, the humble participant, are a reflection of the movement of those constellations, as we try to forge our art and transcend that which is p ...[text shortened]...

    quotation attributed to robbie carrobie (false prophet, true prophet, lazy bum and vagabond)
    The difference to life is that life has infinite possibilities whereas chess only has...60 000 000 possible positions(?)
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