I think it's because it's a game being played online. Rather on a physical board.What does this have to do with being a geek.
I'm not intelligent at all (nor am I good at chess) but I do love playing the game. You don't need to be Einstein to enjoy or be good at chess. Give it a go :yesI'd love to start playing chess, but I wouldn't be a good at it, I'm too dumb :/
That's s pretty good rating IMHO. I've been playing online on and off for a good few years and the best I've reached on other sites was 1400 but I spend most of my time around 1250 - 1300. Don't be so harsh on yourself!Yes, I play on Chess.com. I'm not that good at it though; I haven't properly studied chess theory. The best I've gotten was around 1550 standard ranking but now I'm back down to around 1400 standard, and 1250 blitz.
Hadn't seen this, sounds good to me. I'll add my name right after this.A few months we were thinking about organizing a tournament. Maybe if enough interest is shown we can give it a try again.
I haven't spent anytime reading or learning chess theory (this may be just one part of why I'm pretty crap lol) but playing something you enjoy is a good way to spend some time if you ask me.I used to play all the time but haven't for a long time now. I could easily beat all of my friends and people at school playing casually but if I played someone who actually knows chess theory and openings I would get destroyed.