17 reasons why chess is not good for you

Chess is considered very good for the brain. Kids become intelligent overnight after learning the moves. Blue chip companies in Europe are on the lookout for Grandmasters with some sort of university degree. Parents of chess playing kids like to boast to other parents: ‘mine plays chess’. Chess is called ‘the royal game’, a game historically associated with the powerful and awesome, Genghis Khan, Napoleon and Vladimir Lenin. Chess represents in humanity some sort of super-intelligence only matched by creatures from outer space.

It’s one of the biggest lies ever told. Because chess is actually harmful to the mind, body and soul. It leads to bad habits like alcoholism, anti-semitism, extreme arrogance, vindictiveness and encourages the development of mental illnesses. I will present 17 solid reasons why this happens using the World Champions as examples.

Reason 1 – Paul Morphy (world champ 1857-1859): Regarded as the first unofficial World Champion. Within 2 years of playing international chess, he went cuckoo. Chess rearranged his neurons and he was no longer the same. He spent the last decade of his life wandering around the streets of New Orleans aimlessly, talking to himself all the time. He died a beggar.

Reason 2 – Wilhelm Steinitz (world champ 1884-1894): The first official World Champion died in a lunatic asylum in New York, broke and flea infested. He introduced the scientific method of looking at the game, a breakthrough that broke down thousand year old chess mysteries into easy to understand concepts that allowed millions around the world to understand chess like a master. The father of modern chess, no doubt. He would have been better off serving tea in the Vienna cafes where he began his chess career.

Reason 3 – Emmanuel Lasker (world champ 1894 – 1921): A mathematical genius. One of the 12 people in the world who understood Einstein’s Theory of Relativity when it was first published. In fact, he was one of Einstein’s best friends. They discussed complex equations together. Einstein however noticed that Lasker was a genius lost to chess. He could have been part of the team that developed the atom bomb but instead Lasker wasted his life pushing wood. Lasker could have won the Nobel Prize, instead he preferred to remain World Champion for a record 27 years. He was marked for the ghettos by the Gestapo but escaped from Nazi Germany just in time. He died penniless in some obscure and run-down apartment in New York.

Reason 4 – Jose Raul Capablanca (world champ 1921-1927): A handsome, charismatic man, a womaniser who never did a day’s work in his life. Everything came to him easy. He was born into a rich and prominent family that had good connections with the Cuban government. He learnt chess at the tender age of four by just watching his dad and uncle play over two afternoons. He didn’t need any training at all. He didn’t read any chess books. His brain automatically figured out what needed to be done in order to become World Champion. The Cuban Government made him an international ambassador and paid him big bucks to just roam around the world and play chess. All this developed in him one of the most gigantic egos chess has ever seen. Eating gourmet meals in fine restaurants, flirting with and seducing the best looking ladies, playing cards with aristrocats, smoking home-made Cuban cigars…this was his after-tournament routine…in contrast, other Grandmasters would be sweating and torturing themselves trying to find improvements and nuances in familiar openings in their hotel rooms for many hours. Capablanca died playing chess in a New York club. He burst an artery in his brain due to high blood pressure. He was wearing a $1500 suit when this happened.

Reason 5 – Alexander Alekhine (world champ 1927-1935, 1937 – 1946): This guy spent over 12 hours a day doing nothing but playing and studying chess for over 40 years. He executed some of the most daring and brilliant chess combinations ever known to man. After beating Capablanca in the famous World Championship match in Buenos Aires in 1927, he took life for granted and became a drunkard. He arrived at the board stinking of alcohol. Some of his Kenyan chess fans have even invented a pseudonym for him – Alexander Alco-Khine. Once, he even peed in his pants during the middle of a game because he was too drunk to stumble all the way to the toilets. He lost his title in 1935 because of his favourite Polish cognac. During World War II he became bosom buddies with the Nazi top dogs in Poland, this despite being a pure Russian himself, and penned a bunch of anti-semitic articles. He was assassinated by Mossad in Portugal. His dead body was found hunched over a chessboard.

Reason 6 – Max Euwe (world champ 1935-1937): The most boring man to have ever played chess. The accidental World Champion. The guy always did the right thing, said the right thing, treated everyone respectfully, lived a healthy and wholesome life and died peacefully in his native Holland. There was not a trace of humanity in the man, he was all robot. A nice, friendly robot. He did everything according to the book. Because of this, Bobby Fischer was forced into retirement and chess was dealt a blow. Bobby Fischer would have taken chess into the big time. Today it would have been up there with Premier League soccer, Tiger Woods and Roger Federer in terms of status and sponsorship appeal. It’s Max Euwe’s fault because he was so stiff and so respectful of correct procedures that as FIDE president he did not bend the rules for Bobby Fischer when Bobby demanded the world championship match versus Karpov be run his way.

Reason 7 – Mikhail Botvinik (world champ 1948–1957, 1958-1960, 1961-1963): The father of the Soviet School of Chess. The first soviet World Champion. The first player to take a systematic approach to chess preparation. Garry Kasparov’s teacher. A communist who was shocked when the Soviet Union crumbled toward democracy in the late 1980’s. An obstinate man. He dedicated his first international tournament victory to Stalin. He wielded the power of a cabinet minister in the Soviet Union and used this to kill off the chess careers and world championship ambitions of more talented grandmasters like David Bronstein and Paul Keres. He died a communist in democratic Russia.

Reason 8 – Vassily Smyslov (world champ 1957-1958): An exception who proves the rule.

Reason 9 – Mikhail Tal (world champ 1960-1961): The genius of the chess combination. No other chess player before or since has managed to create the level of chaos Mikhail Tal created. His games are shocking. His moves were from another planet. Planet Tal. A player who was 50 years ahead of his time in chess thinking. A chain smoker and drug addict, he executed masterpieces of attack under the influence of amphetamines. He saw his own things on the board. He smelt of cigarettes all the time. Sometimes he wore the same clothes for a week because he lost concept of time. Always ill, always in hospital. He died prematurely, a fifty something year old man looking eighty years, a kidney failure of a man, due to a lifetime of indulgence in Vodka, cigarettes and hard drugs.

Reason 10 – Tigran Petrosian (word champ 1963-1969): A cold man who invented the cat and mouse style in chess. His style was prophylactic. He killed the opponent’s dreams of an attack before the dream entered the opponent’s head. A vindictive man. Another communist. He wore the face of a seasoned, hardcore Armenian dictator.

Reason 11 – Boris Spassky (world champ 1969-1972): The World Champion with a chameleonish style of play. He ushered in the era of universalism. His games are a dual model of how to build up an attack and how to sit tight and defend. A pathological whiner, complaining about everything from 2 dead flies in his chair during the 1972 World Championship match to Kasparov and Karpov fixing games. Was best friend of the mentally ill Ficher.

 Reason 12 – Bobby Fischer (world champ 1972-1975): Arguably the greatest player of all time. An American who broke the Soviet domination of the World Championship. Crystal clear play. How he did it, no one knows. The greatest killer-instinct ever exhibited over the board. You play him and you know you will lose. An anti-Jew despite being Jew himself. Fischer celebrated the downing of the Twin-Towers with laughs and a bottle of champagne. He wanted the USA wiped off the face of the earth. A man of extreme contradictions, he felt he was the chosen American to teach the commies ‘a lesson in humility’. That’s what he thought his match versus Spassky was all about. A schizophrenic. Spassky ended up becoming his lifelong friend. Fischer died via kidney failure. He refused all medicines. He said chess was finished as a game.

Reason 13 – Anatoly Karpov (world champ 1975-1985): A man with cold reptilian eyes. A look from him can freeze you to death over the board. An almost electronic voice emanating from his vocal chords. A python-like chess style, once he has you, he has you. The greatest defensive player of all time. A communist.  Politically, the most powerful Soviet chess player ever. He wined and dined with the politiburo big wigs regularly. He had access to an exclusive government dacha on the outskirts of Moscow. Rumours suggest he ordered the assassination of Leonid Stein because Leonid Stein was a threat to his success in the 1973-74 candidates cycle. Viktor Korchnoi claimed Karpov and his people had a plot to finish him off had he won the 1978 World Championship match held in the notorious Baguio City. A corrupt man. He bribed Kasparov’s team left, right and center in order to make them divulge confidential opening preparation. Now an elected politician serving in Putin’s government. He owns a gas field in Siberia, has one of the largest collections of stamps, and is rumoured to be an undercover billionaire.

Reason 14 – Garry Kasparov (world champ 1985-2000): Botvinik’s favourite student. The game changer in chess history, Kasparov revolutionised the way the game is supposed to be played like no one before him. He destroyed the pillars which held up the classical positional ‘rules’. He showed another way to interpret positions. He ushered in the computer era in chess preparation. Was world number one for a record 20 years. His games constitute some of the greatest creative achievements in chess. The greatest attacking player of all time. A big ego. Arguably the most arrogant chess player ever. Hard-headed. Obstinate. Kasparov’s way or the highway. A two time divorcee, his first wife left him without notice. Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, two of the biggest names in contemporary chess, dumped him as a trainer because of his abrasive attitude. He is an enemy of Putin. He supports the Republicans in the USA. He’s an opportunist who has cut deals with Ilyumzhinov and Campomanes in order to secure his gains in chess. Nigel Short called him a gorilla.

Reason 15 – Vladimir Kramnik (world champ 2000-2007): The only human to beat Kasparov in a match. The last great product of the Soviet Chess School. The best endgame player since Anatoly Karpov. He stands over six feet tall. A former chain smoker, this former hippie look-alike has paid the price for it and is now succumbing to a rare form of rheumatism. As a result his former powers have dwindled. The extreme tensions of modern chess have not helped. Topalov has alleged the guy had the guts to use a computer in the toilet to help him out with moves in their world championship match. The Toiletgate Scandal.

Reason 16 – Vishy Anand (world champ 2007 – 2013): A middle-age man unable to let go of his golden twenties and thirties. A new type of stubborn species. Half-man, half-tiger. Unable to let go of past triumphs, he will not let super talented young genii like Caruana, Karjakin and Nakamura get their deserved shot at the World Championship title. No, like a tiger in the manger, he viciously protects his right to challenge for the top slot. He is obsessed with the Nordic. De-striped and half-tailed now, in his aging forties, this former lightening-kid insists on basking in the post-baku-beast chennaizoic era. A half-man, half-sabertooth creature who always drives his political cars in neutral gear – will not support what is right, neither will he support what is wrong. With his political aloofness will let aliens hold on to FIDE presidency like the way he holds on to the prized candidates tournament idli-sambar.

Reason 17 – Magnus Carlsen (world champ 2013-present): The wunderkind from Viking land. Now grown up and sitting atop the Elo Everest. An Everest overlooking the fallen kingdoms of the Hindu-Kush. A young man who plays chess with a casual attitude. Finds the game so boring he falls asleep in world championship matches. Finds chess to be the equivalent of playing lego. Interested in more mentally challenging tasks like appearing with supermodel babes in million dollar budget advertisment videos for designer clothing.  Animal rights activists have blacklisted him for causing the extinction of the tigers in the Sundurbans during the Viking invasion of the Indian subcontinent in 2013 A.D.

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74 comments

  1. Magnum · February 18, 2012

    You have a good imagination…

    • JP · December 7, 2013

      It just makes me more excited about chess when I read thins like this! What rich tradition and history. There must be some interesting experiences to balance out the rigor, creativity, and intensity of chess life. It was Emerson whio said “…there is always compensation…”

  2. armon ole sein · April 30, 2012

    chess like everything else in this world shoulfed be taken in small equal dosages over your entire life time

  3. Boz · January 11, 2013

    Whoever wrote this crap certainly suffers some sort of mental illness. There has been thousands of chess players who had or still have a normal life, and most of them living a wealthy life. This stupid theory based on 16 chess players is the most pathetic, or irrational way of seeing what chess really is. Chess is the gym for the brain!

    • aideedystopia · January 12, 2013

      The post is satirical. Not meant to be taken literally. Of course, chess is the greatest game/sport ever invented.

    • Brian · May 21, 2013

      I agree with you completely.

    • tony clark · September 22, 2013

      i agree with you 100%the ignorant who wrote this for a school essay can go fuck himself lol and doesnt even know what chess is, first of all chess is not even a game its a discipline

      • Red Crow · November 29, 2014

        Man, all you poor, ignorant fucks who just don’t get subtlety. Just leave…

  4. Gobi · February 17, 2013

    Never judge the rule by its exceptions…

  5. Knu · June 20, 2013

    Funny article.
    Criticism of the best players of chess by a nobody.
    The article is simply pathetic to say the least.

  6. Bgybawang · July 6, 2013

    Of all the jokes above Karpov is the funniest LOL LOL

  7. Dhiman · July 22, 2013

    Awesome example of a great spin story!
    0. Use correct history.
    1. Include everything supporting your cause
    2. Exclude everything that can undermine the cause

    A literary exception! 😉

  8. DANNY · August 30, 2013

    chess will never give you prosperity/wealth unless you sacrifice your good side, replace it with evil side.
    its not a secret anymore that most chess players and people who play chess do not take technical benefit from this game. some of them are rich but not because of this game. their incomes come from things else.
    and its not a secret anymore that most of successful chess players suffered/suffer serious mental sickness and were/are racist, sexist, abusive, and manipulative people.

    to make this short, only few people can be successful in chess, among all the chess maniacs in the world. and most of those successful people do not have good lives and they have bad personalities.

    chess maybe a challenging game. but winning it is nothing to be proud of. what is the use of this game in real life??? the only profit you get is just from tournaments which actually only waste time and money. even working in the kitchen or garage gives you much more profit, makes you see larger world, and makes you a more helpful person. while chess is a narrow world that never gets larger and improved.

    playing chess seriously will make you a more close-minded person. read the stories of successful people in chess and get some lessons from their “successful” lives.

    • Anthony · October 23, 2014

      It’s good and funnyLOL

      • Anthony · October 23, 2014

        Men die

  9. Harish · August 31, 2013

    everything has pros/cons, it is on you to handle it constructively to your benefit.

  10. simon · September 2, 2013

    no wonder author of this post is a jew lover american fool who does not even know how to play chess well.

  11. jack · September 10, 2013

    beautiful !, laughing my socks off!

  12. Don · September 23, 2013

    This are all jokes…..this post almost give me a heart-attack!

    • aideedystopia · May 15, 2014

      All the facts in the article check out.

      • Kevin · June 10, 2015

        You don’t have a great deal to do, do you ?

  13. ephy · October 31, 2013

    the dumbest article i have ever read

  14. MG · December 5, 2013

    A very interesting read, I always like reading alternative theories even though, clearly, it has upset people here.

  15. JP · December 7, 2013

    It just makes me more excited about chess when I read thins like this! What rich tradition and history. There must be some interesting experiences to balance out the rigor, creativity, and intensity of chess life. It was Emerson whio said “…there is always compensation…”

  16. Erlend Mikalsen · December 7, 2013

    I think this was entertaining 😛 However, a normal life is boring, I would much rather be one of these dawgs 🙂

    • karolszk · February 24, 2014

      🙂 agreed. 🙂

  17. AndreMorua · December 12, 2013

    The good thing about the article is — made me check some of the facts… of course there were some -that is a very good fantasy :). But I’ve learned something good checking the facts.

  18. Sabrina · December 17, 2013

    umm… and what was the bad thing about Capablanca? Womanizing, fine cigars and liqours, all the women want him, all the men want to be him, expensive threads, and died while playing chess… is there a better life to be lead?

    • Joey · September 18, 2014

      Lol, i wholeheartedly agree

    • A · January 30, 2016

      I was taught chess by my father and uncle when I was four years old! I became fascinated and addicted to it and a very young age. I received a scholarship to the University of Utah because of my obsession with chess.
      And continue playing on the University of you touch his team until I graduated with high honors. I believe bio this all to chess with high honors. I believe I owe this all to chess.
      The author of this garbage has a small point which I concede to him , Chess such an intricate game with so many variations I can see the game driving a person crazy!!!!!!!
      I know Chess gave me the supreme analytical and critical thinking skills that help me graduate at the top of my class in both economics and law school !
      All of the Ivy League’s finally took the hint and adopted Chess for what it is an entirely different language they can only be spoken through thousands of hours of playing it!

  19. Homan · December 20, 2013

    Sorry, but have you ever heard: “The more intelligent you get, the less happy you get”? So simply chess makes you intelligent.. And the problem in them (players) were that their intelligence was far ahead of their time and to watch the stupid civilization around themselves and also their own powerlessness to lead them made them what they have become outside the game.. But if you want to tell us the problems in chess, you better tell us about high skilled players to get problems in chess from chess..!!

  20. aesthetic executer · January 17, 2014

    u forgot akiba rubinstein 🙂

  21. Robert Nantze · February 3, 2014

    I liked the article. Took a break partway through to watch a game between Einstein and Oppenheimer. Two ‘relatively’ successful men… Good game too.

  22. karolszk · February 17, 2014

    Great summary about top GMs… but why you don’t mention Rubinstein? He had a schicophrenia. 🙂
    About Tal: great descrription! :))

  23. DFR · March 13, 2014

    Reason 17: Same reason as when you spend most of your time in front of a display, (like reading these posts) – You are not exercising and will have shortened and lower quality of life with sedentary lifestyle.

    • Kevin · June 11, 2015

      One has to love posts condemning folks for reading posts … right you didn’t read anything here … like it entered your mind to show up at this page and enter your post by osmosis ? Too dumb to live …

  24. Nimai Cartone · April 7, 2014

    Whoever wrote this has the mind of a three year old, clearly these wonderful world champions he attacks may not have seem to be the most intelligent people in public or appearance. But if you watch their games you would realize that what they lack in those areas they more than make up for on the chess board. Plus, many of these chain smoking vodka indulgers were from Soviet Russia so that isn’t very surprising to me.

  25. Fmabiks · April 7, 2014

    Yeah I agree the writter bent facts to his theory.

    Here is an article that says what you learn from.chess

    http://www.abikoyeolufemi.com/2014/04/07/chess-teaches-us/

  26. Puneet Malik · May 19, 2014

    After readind this I Just wanna ask… ARE YOU THIS FOOLISH BY BIRTH OR YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES HAVE MADE YOU LIKE THIS ???
    Such thoughts can only be of a narrow minded foolish person..who usually Loses on everything !!!

  27. CHESS IS TRASHY AS THONGS · June 7, 2014

    is there any proof that chess makes you a kinder person? or a more intelligent person? most of people who care so much about humanity and science no doubt do not take chess seriously because this is just a board game! being bad at playing chess is something not worth being mocked. chess is something unimportant that is worshiped too much. just like thongs. those do not give any benefit but fake honor. people think they deserve big prices. which they should not.

    so all those silly, racist, sexist, evil chess fanboys should realize how bad chess for them. and by reading their hateful, angry, impolite comments you can see this is how chess players talk.

    the author of this article should not be surprised by how rude they comments from those chess fanboys.
    because in general, chess players are rude.

    Grandmasters = fake geniuses.

    • aideedystopia · June 7, 2014

      Play chess well is an unmistakable sign of an intelligent mind. Grandmasters do not equal ‘fake genuises’. They are artists capable of creating beauty because a fine Grandmaster game is indeed a thing of beauty.

      Chess is more than just a board game. Much much more.

      Some of the thoughtless comments here are not a reflection of how ‘chess players talk’, it’s more a reflection of how humanity in general thinks, whether they are chessplayers or not.

      Chess is not worshiped, it is lived.

      Also note, my article is simply a mischievous play on the facts…and to have known all these foibles about these world champions could only have come from a deep love for the game and an addiction to it which has led me to read a lot about it and its foremost exponents.

      • kenchessmaster · April 1, 2016

        But you have no right to a value judgement of this extent. You have neglected that chess is like an asylum it does either two things to you after prolong exposure if you are a really critical thinker, because of the exceptional talent that is usually developed; society either classes you as a ‘monster’ or an ‘angel’ and this is what you have done here. Respectfully, i do not believe you have any respect for these men of class.

    • Malcolm · January 19, 2016

      You are a fucking cluless wanker

  28. Bob · June 22, 2014

    Milkhail Tal had kidney failure even before he learnt chess.

  29. Cassidy · July 8, 2014

    Nice one XD. Loved your examples and exceptions! I wonder why ppl are taking this seriously…

  30. Joey · September 18, 2014

    This author is a moron. First off, every sport takes it’s toll. Shall we discuss retired football players who are a physical mess at 60? Oh, and the football players who murder, clearly it’s football that drove them to it. Correlation equals causation!!!

    Chess champions are usually geniuses, and guess what? Geniuses are often arrogant, extremely quirky, and they also develop mental illnesses. Hmm.

    In addition, most parents do not want their children to become grandmasters, necessarily, but to have chess in their life. It helps you analyze things and be patient. Parents who push their children into being grandmasters are awful indeed, but no worse than parents of young olympic gymnasts whose children trade away their childhood for a chance at a medal.

    If you’re being sarcastic then I apologize, if not then you truly are a moron.

  31. george · December 11, 2014

    If chess was such a great game why a big majority of chess players lived a short life? to name a few Alekhine, Kietseritzky, Paul morphy, capablanca, fischer. some even died before they were 40
    The Oxford companion to chess is the book that gives you all the references to their life style and how miserably most of them lived and died. chess taken with a pinch of salt is fine after all. as long as it doesn’t become an obsession and if you don’t get obsessed with it you’ll never be proficient at it.

  32. Scientist101 · December 27, 2014

    Facts, where are your fucking facts man?

  33. Subho Biswas · April 13, 2015

    Has anyone noticed Stephen Hawking (one of the most beautiful minds residing currently in this universe) playing Chess in ‘The Theory of Everything’???

  34. John · November 16, 2015

    The problem I have with chess is that I like to get it over with rather than to sit in front of the board and try to think and win. It is so painfully irritating a game that one just wants to get it over with. I do that by letting the other person win

  35. NotSoNecessary · December 15, 2015

    If the author of this article is serious about the topic, someones need to inform him of his lack of analytical ability to judge positive and negative properties of all these supposedly maniacs of chess carefully. Grandmasters has problems in normal life or not, the cause of the problem is chess or the reason why they play chess is the problem itself; *some* of world champions having trouble leading their real lifes has no certain or direct relationship with whether they play the game or not. The problematic is problematic no matter in what kind of activities our hero participates. The writer of the text calls both Max Euwe who acts “nicely” and Boby Fisher who has a more abusive temperament as mentally ill. As if he is looking for an excuse in order to insult these wonderful minds who became legend of their times, anyway. How chess have an influence on one’s life depends on the person’s attitude. Well, even in the worst scenario, I would prefer my child playing chess to him spending his time doing nothing or having relationship with any murder or suicidal incident.

  36. Malcolm · January 19, 2016

    twat

  37. Anonymous. · January 24, 2016

    Wow this is an awesome article. I used to play chess as a kid. I went to tournaments. It put me under stress so my father took me out of it. I later developed a severe mental illness. Dont know if chess had to do with it. But i think it can put a lot of stress on the brain.

  38. Charles Delaney · February 9, 2016

    It’s a very dangerous game ! Can you get life insurance if your a chess player?

  39. chesslyfe · April 11, 2016

    Reblogged this on Chesslyfe.

  40. John Resa · May 10, 2016

    This article is full of shit

  41. John Resa · May 10, 2016

    this article is full o shit

  42. Fitz Raijin .Wada 和田 · July 20, 2016

    Hi can i copy a few of your sentences and post it on my facebook? thanks

  43. Quinton · July 28, 2016

    the lack of reading comprehension of some users displayed by their comments is simply astounding.

  44. Joshua · July 31, 2016

    Alexander Alekhine died in 1946. He couldn’t have been killed by the Israeli agency Mossad — the State of Israel didn’t even exist yet.

  45. Kennedy · August 1, 2016

    I find this post funny and at thesame encouraging,it makes me laugher when i read it,especially calsons reason 20,lol its funny,but it also give me the trill to play chess more and more

  46. Jacob · September 8, 2016

    This is obviously satirical.

    Those of you who are getting upset because these facts are incorrect; you are idiots.

    Those of you who are seriously arguing that chess is unhealthy in some way, are even BIGGER idiots. Or I don’t know maybe that’s jumping to a conclusion. Maybe you’re just normal people with such limited analytical and critical thinking abilities that you couldn’t beat a rabbit at chess. Therefore you could just be jealous. *shrug*

    All of these men are geniuses. Period. Kasparov for example has one of the highest IQs ever tested in history (200+). Fischer supposedly had a 187 IQ. Meanwhile Einstein had like a 150 IQ. The only difference is that Fischer and Kasparov wanted to play chess, not study theoretical physics. So basically, you’re condemning them for deciding what they want to do with their lives; which is wrong. Nobody ever told you what the hell to do with your life, so don’t tell Garry Kasparov what to do with his. Lmao. They’re still people, they do whatever they want to do.

    • aideedystopia · March 8

      The facts stated are actually not incorrect. Please point out which ones, if any.

  47. Anonymous · October 7, 2016

    people who dont play chess no nothing about it. you have no rights to write this crap. Chess is not a sport for all.

    • aideedystopia · March 8

      I think I know something about chess. I am currently rated ELO 2092 by FIDE.

  48. tom rose · January 30

    Either this is a big joke (but not obviously so) or you are stupid, or you are mentally ill.

  49. Dhiraj Kumar · February 8

    You r a mentally ill person contact a good doctor.. You wrote full of shits.. I think u r a loser in chess.. So u want change others mind

  50. rohan · March 8

    this is complete lie. I think a dull idiot who doesn’t know how to play chess might have wrote this shit because of his inability. total waste

    • aideedystopia · March 8

      Strangely, nothing in this is a ‘lie’. Point out one or two facts which you think are a lie and I will gladly point you to the relevant links that will disabuse you of this notion.

      Also, I am a FIDE rated player with a rating of Elo 2092 currently.

  51. Hsjzj · July 5

    Stupid waste of time..but funny in parts

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