Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Chess is kind of a miserable social game because small different skills makes the game completely lopsided. I'm going to absolutely mop the floor with 99% of people, get horsewhipped by 0.5%, and have a good fun time with the other .5%.
There's a decent chance I'm in one of those .5%. We should play. Regular show is at least a good 500 points below me, but it was a good game. I had a big advantage after 3 moves...but I might have been losing at one point toward the end of the middle game.
And as far as doing online chess at the top level...just live stream it over a board with spectators at both locations. No easier or harder to cheat like that than it is in person. Die hards will b1tch about not being face to face but they can cry in their stale beers.