Sunday, July 5, 2009
Chess, the game where intellects collide, bound by strict rules and time restrictions. Ah, how wonderful this game can be, and how boring at the same time. For instance, all those well analyzed openings, where every move is always the same,.......till someone comes along, who doesn't care at all about tradition, or what the (FIDE) grandmasters painfully r prescribing for the lesser gifted, as the 'best' continuation. A player recognizing that psychological intimidation, seduction, body language, setting traps, and yesssss......a lot of attitude, ever changing attitudes, is of much more importance to make an exciting game (and to win it too), than intellect.
Would u believe, that any man, i repeat, any man, would have a very hard time to win me in chess, no matter his IQ, experience or skill, when i'm sitting there, opposite to him, dressed in an exquisite black leather evening gown, skyscraper heels, and matching silver jewelry, with my bluish black hair cascading to my waist, occasionally walking to his side of the table, caressing his feverish head with one of my gloved hands, whispering a few suggestions for continuation in his ear, while he's trying to concentrate on his next move, desperately seeking a way out of the position i brought him in? Sometimes, i even tell him the right moves, lol, but of cors he doesn't trust me, programmed as he is, not to expect this from his enemy.
U know, although i never lost since i was in my teens, to win is not really what i'm interested in. It's the interaction which does it for me, which makes me play again. I just love to see a renowned player going through stages like self-confidence, arrogance, hope, disbelief, agony, resurrection, despair, and in the end, left without any options. When huge bets r on the table, it's even more exciting. But of cors, there r also the real players, the ones who r like me, not only using their intellect. It's then, when chess is played, as it should be played: Sweet, merciless, passionate, using all there is, to near the singularity, a one moment in time connection between two opposites, an out of this world explosive unification. Of cors, it's not a game then in the traditional sense, but just another expression of how i want to live.
Playing chess like that always triggers reactions in the field. I can tell. I had my share, especially coming from 'real' players, the dedicated ones, the competitive ones, the ones playing tournaments and so. Mostly they r outraged, complaining that my behavior has nothing to do with chess at all, accusing me of violating the rules, that i'm not fair, so on. They probably belong to the guild of knights, who when in battle, will return the sword to their opponent, once he has lost it in the heat of the fight. To keep it clean, honest, and fair eh? I'm not like that. On the contrary, i will do everything to distract my opponent, to make him lose interest in his sword, and then........go for the kill. But what a sweet death it will be.
U would rather go for the only intellectual approach u say, keeping it traditional, and playing by the book? Be my guest. Noticed the pic on top? It's ----> Mate in 6. Black to move. Go for it! It will be a bit time consuming tho. If u could do it at all that is (smile). Or r u that good? Really? Show me.