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Why Chess sucks

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  • Garnoth26

    Garnoth26

    #5937932 - 12 years ago

    chess is great game what sucks though is when a guy makes up rules to ensure a stalemate and chess against a computer can be impossible

  • 0000000x7

    0000000x7

    #5983590 - 12 years ago

    In reply to Somedood3, #76:

    Yeah right I'm to cool!

  • Adrianople

    Adrianople

    #6328007 - 12 years ago

    Aww, c'mon.. Chess builds logical and critical thinking skills. Don't be mad just because you're not very good at it.

  • AGryson

    AGryson

    #7259512 - 12 years ago

    In fairness, I think all that was being said originally was that it's not a very practical game when it comes to killing a few minutes. I'm an avid player, I complete about four games a week and have been playing since I was 12, and yes, the game is adaptable to various time-scales, but realistically, if a mate calls over, a third is on his way, and we wanna kill time with a bit of chess, cool, it can be done, but there are easier ways to kill time.
    In short, I feel that chess is a game which time needs to be set aside for to a certain extent, otherwise alot of the enjoyment is lost. (of course that's a subjective opinion, many people prefer faster blitz games)
    I think it's a little unfair to infer that Degas (the original threader) is not good at chess or even that he's (presuming he) lambasting the game.
    The impracticalities of chess being clearly stated does not suggest the messenger should be shot or inferred to lack logical and critical thinking skills. (I believe this was the inference)

  • Draglon

    Draglon

    #7264239 - 12 years ago

    Chess is fun, but i'm crap at it. (I keep giving my pieces different powers, such as upgrading knights to jedi knights when they reach the other end ...)

  • AGryson

    AGryson

    #7265595 - 12 years ago

    ...
    There's all kinds of modified versions... that's a new one to me though.
    My favourite is Prussian chess, though you need three players, black and white sit back to back, with an umpire able to see both boards, but the others only able to see their own pieces. The only thing the umpire does is declare when an illegal move has been made or when a piece has been taken.
    Even on this there's mods, ordinarily one doesn't know what just took your queen, but maybe you could place the taking piece on the opponents board and from then on they're 'tracked'.
    But then, all of this is material for another thread... though it does give credence that given enough imagination, chess can become something else entirely.

  • zombieham

    zombieham

    #7348450 - 12 years ago

    Chess owns, and I own a chess board. I own (at) chess!

  • zealot272

    zealot272

    #7348458 - 12 years ago

    Chess dosn't suck and anyone who says it does, only says that because the can't it, or havn't tried it

  • Wheeee

    Wheeee

    #7391157 - 12 years ago

    It sucks bcoz you get bored after 3 turns

  • omgidontno

    omgidontno

    #7391170 - 12 years ago

    Unless you win in three turns.

    Then it's over.

  • Metheawsome

    Metheawsome

    #7466422 - 12 years ago

    There's one thing that counter-acts anything bad you have to say about chess.

    The chess scene in History of the World part One.

    Hilarious!

  • Vlad2049

    Vlad2049

    #7572218 - 12 years ago

    I consider myslef a lucky chess player. I don't really think about strategy, I just try to open my opponent up, then take out his weak points. My one friend always gets his Queen out first, then gets pissed when she gets taken by a Pawn or Rook.

  • pabalebo

    pabalebo

    #7572424 - 12 years ago

    I suck at chess

  • Magnum_Opus

    Magnum_Opus

    #8863422 - 11 years ago

    but why did the person do this?

    did he just want hate?

    Are there spent tissues by his computer after reading every reply against him?

    I guess so.

    Chess is practical for certain situation, like if you have an hour to spend without electricity, doesn't that make chess practical?

    {oh yeah and don't use big words that you can't spell [unless some mod changed that] but still big words do not equal big meaning}

  • p_j_leyland

    p_j_leyland

    #9017592 - 11 years ago

    I think chess is one of the best board game going not only that chess is great for building good critical thinking skills, and is keys to unlocking your thinking skills and can promote healthy brain function so that makes chess a healthy game to play.
    what i would say is if you don't like the game don't slag it of or everyone that dose like it, go and talk about something you do like.

    Post edited 1/22/08 11:13PM

  • honkvsblarg

    honkvsblarg

    #9511633 - 11 years ago

    I dont see chess as tactical, thats why we have warhammer/wh40k, i view it as funny and a great time to make some harmless racist jokes.

    heres my version........its called modern chess

    king: the kings are desperate politicians and can attack allied pawns when in check (if it gets them out of check)
    Queen: the queens are paris hilton and britney spears, they cannot check kings
    Bishop: the arch bishops (yay promotions!), they can only move 4 squares at a time (damn age)
    Horse/knight: these are horses that realized they cant jump in an L-shape (seriously wtf) and can jump other units in any direction
    Castle/Rook/Fort: these can move one square in any direction (continental drift) and allied units can move through them
    Pawns: porn stars, queens cant attack them and a bishop cant be taken by a pawn

    try it sometime, its a surprisingly fun (and stupid) way to kill time...........now, back to wh40k forum for me

  • jester15

    jester15

    #9518992 - 11 years ago

    I like play where all of the pawns can move like knights.

    The best way though is when all of the pawns can move one square forward or to either side, but not backwards, and can kill one square diagonally in any direction.

    Honks, chess is incredibly tactical if you play well.

  • BmFPyccy

    BmFPyccy

    #9630873 - 11 years ago

    i think its pretty pointless when someone thinks they are so much better than everyone else, literately anyway. So he starts a thread that will attract attention - even if its a small amount just to piss someone off and get some attention. Then he can feel all big when they can't understand his jargon when he bitches at the practicality of a game when his own literal talents are quite unpractical in a forum such as this. Chess is a game of Kings, ever heard that one?

    Kinda uplifting it from the retards from society if you suck at it learn, its a really easy game so stop crying ^^

    And games can last for hours, or 10 mins, its skill dependant on both sides. And blitz chess is even better ^^.

  • honkvsblarg

    honkvsblarg

    #9642610 - 11 years ago

    In reply to BmFPyccy, #94:

    while your arguement is somewhat crude i must agree with you

  • BadHorse

    BadHorse

    #10872752 - 11 years ago

    chess... the only winning move is to not play...

  • backshot

    backshot

    #11019567 - 11 years ago

    chess because you cant seem like like a complete ass with out it

  • rt-201902250807305633566

    rt-201902250807305633566

    #33754802 - 6 months ago

    Chess sucks because some people dont know how to play this game. Me either. I dont like chess much because i dont knnow how to move these spieces. i used to try to learn but it's difficult for me to remember all moves. This game takes patience and strategies which i dont have any. So, instead of playing chess, i prefer some quick games from top1apk. No advertise anything. But, they do have good games which i can downlaod without any difficulties. 

  • rt-201902250807305633566

    rt-201902250807305633566

    #33756326 - 5 months ago

    Because it's difficult to play and spending time planning a strategy is not interesting at all. It's the same when playing games on top1apk. Dead inside.