Nov 19, 2012

3 Commonly Used Excuses for Not Playing Chess

I wonder why people stop playing chess after they have learned the game and enjoyed it for quite some time. Excuses which they commonly use are following:

  • "I don't like losing." The truth is no one like to loose in chess. It busts your ego. But we can turn that bad experience in an opportunity for improvement by analyzing the game, identifying our mistakes and making a positive correction for the future.
  • "I don't know the chess openings well enough (or the middle game, or the endgame, etc.)". So What? The real enjoyment in chess lies in discovering something you don’t know.
  • "My rating might go down." No one likes to see his/her rating go down. Chess is supposed to be an enjoyable recreation? If it is not for you then there is no need to play it in the first place. Actually, rating is a tool to measure your chess progress only.

So, hey folks, get out of your hibernation period and make no further excuses. Enjoy the game of Kings!

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