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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Chess alone is meaningless

I've beaten many others smarter than myself, at chess. I have a rival whom I cannot beat at chess, but can beat at other games, such as Go or Backgammon. From this I learned, chess isn't an expression of anything, it's a game we use to express ourselves. One of many games.

If both players play at their best, the better player will win. The way to change this pattern is to get better. I play chess because it's fun, but also because I have someone I want to beat. Chess alone is meaningless. It takes two to play a game.

I personally don't care for anonymous internet chess. If the match isn't personal, I can't get a thrill out of it. But once in a while, I find a player that's my level. Not too strong. Not too weak. A game that will remain even until somebody finds their hidden strength and activates the golden move.

Comments: 5    

1. Venpresath says: Thursday, August 07, 2008
aye games played like you described certainly makes chess fun

2. blake78613 says: Saturday, August 09, 2008
According to Marcel Duchamp, that's what gives chess its artistic value.

3. KARAS says: Friday, August 22, 2008

4. Blizzaror says: Sunday, October 26, 2008
chess is defenitely a creation art-work. You're the artist, and your game is your creation.

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