I Like Chess

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    I play online chess very regularly,

    at icc.com. I like the patterns, I like the battle, i like the pressure. I often try to find ways to apply it to real life but struggle to do so in the literal sense. I can only hope the abstract ideas somehow help me to make better sense of the world.
    itismichael itismichael
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    Taught Chess

    It was at the care home my nan worked at, and ironically the first work placement my nineteen year old self would later be attending and let go for being too slow and picked on by staff. My brother and I would be dropped off there and stayed until she finished her shift. She...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013

    Checkmate

    i love playing chess. i have been messing around with it since i was about 9 or 10. i am now 51 not very good. self taught. i have a lot of room for improvment. my problem, no body in my family will play with me. still i love the game. thinking moves ahead and rying different...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 21, 2011
    steack2 steack2
    41-45, M
    Apr 23, 2014

    Its The Best

    Chess is the best! I am not very good at it but enjoy it anyway.
    BePartofTheInternet BePartofTheInternet
    31-35, M
    Aug 21, 2013

    Strategy

    This is the ultimate war game. Many famous leaders played it such as Alexander The Great, Ivan The Terrible, and Napoleon Bonaparte. The game takes skill and practice in order to play well. In this game you have to think three steps ahead of your enemy while trying to protect...
    revolution77 revolution77
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2011

    It's True..

    I used to be a very good player of chess. I've not played since 1998... so I can't say much about my moves now. :D
    SeriousQuestionz SeriousQuestionz
    31-35, M
    Sep 26, 2013

    Chess Is Life..

    chess teach me side of myself..who we are..what kind if person we are..do we like close or open game.. chess teach me to respect other...there is always different kind of solution to any kind problem there is no really clear answer to any situations..it always to sides of the...
    ProjectF ProjectF
    22-25, M
    Sep 10, 2012

    Chess And Me

    Like many people, I was first introduced to chess,by watching the famous Chess match between Spassky and Fischer,in 1972. I sat glued to the TV,and was messmerized,by the intricate constructions. The expert commentary sure helped. then I started playing casual games in school...
    Steve212000 Steve212000
    51-55
    1 Response Sep 28, 2012
    BurgersOnIce BurgersOnIce
    16-17, M
    Mar 24, 2015

    Chess On The Gaming Console?

    I'm not a master of this game, not by a long shot lol However, it is an interesting game. I'm tyring to understand it more.. I found out that they are releasing a game for the playstation3, and ps vita: PureChess. Next month. I've checked out the gameplay vid's on youtube...
    JohnGandhi JohnGandhi
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

    Can't say I'm a master,

    but I can't say I'm bad either...I either win against certain ppl or lose against certain ppl all the time.
    CutiePie199 CutiePie199
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2014

    I Love Chess So Much =)

    Chess my favorite game to play. It's better and easier on the computer because you see the whole board easier. I am a girlnerd,and a girlgamer :). Well it's obvious because of my username. Chess is a competitive game. It really makes you angry if you did a stupid move on accident...
    GirlGamerNerd GirlGamerNerd
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

    Chess Saved Me

    I was such a timid nerd in high school. One day my nerdy friend and I skipped Study Hall [oooooh.....bad to the bone] and ducked into a vacant classroom to play a game of chess. Halfway through it my Russian Teacher walked in on us and my friend and I almost made cake in our...
    freeed freeed
    66-70, M
    17 Responses Jan 17, 2011

    I Like Chess

    i quite like chess,i have to admit i've never actually played any one,i always just play my computer.i'm not very good,the best i can do is draw with my computer,i cant quite beat it.
    clayantony clayantony
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 2, 2010

    I Pick Chess Over Video Games Any Day.

    Whenever I happened to hear about chess I would ask people around me about it and they would say things like "that's a hard game to learn". For them maybe. I was a teenager, probably 16. My friend Patrick came and taught me all the rules and we played. By the third game I won. It...
    10binary 10binary
    22-25, M
    Jun 23, 2012

    Growing up as a kid, I played with my grandpa

    all the time. looking back I realize that every time I won, It was because he let me. Pleasant memories of times long gone :)
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    Mar 22

    The person who taught me how to play chess

    passed away last year. The game helped me through some rough time. So, in his memory I got a silver pawn necklace. It was definitely worth it. R.I.P Mark G.
    Dakavu Dakavu
    18-21, M
    Jul 9, 2014

    Kinda

    Too bad I suck at it... *giggles* I just need a good teacher I guess.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2008

    ...Not That I Play It Much...

    The chess players in my life come in two distinct flavors: those who always win, and those you always win against. These are fairly rigid categories, and after my friends sorted out the pecking order of skill amongst ourselves, we basically stopped playing. None of us understand...
    lovecraftanon lovecraftanon
    26-30, M
    Nov 2, 2013

    I Love Chess But Am Crap At It.

    i love playing chess but i am really **** at it, i hate playing my hubby because he is briliant and i just can not beat him lol. but i loved playing it with my friend because she was ******* than me, and people online who are as **** or ******* than me lol which believe it or...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    Always Have

    My grandfather is the chess-player in the family. He tried to teach my mum and aunt, but they didn't like it, and nor did my grandmother. When I came along, he taught me, and I fell in love with it.As a kid, I didn't really like playing the traditional chess game XD I mean, I...
    CrabnPickle CrabnPickle
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2011
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