Hi, I am long time player, and I've always really sucked - but I always thought that I may have potential too if I put some time and effort into it. There is this guy at my work who I have started to play chess with.. he is usually a ''nice guy'', he is a 40's something white male who is a family man working the night shift for decent pay, but he feels that his boss is condescending and that he is utterly unappreciated, and is always complaining to other ppl about this. Like I said; he is not a bad person.. -but when we've played chess (about 7 or 8 times to date) -he turns into the biggest condescending gaping ass**** - he is just unbelievable, and the thing about is, - is that although he has beaten me every time we've played - we were able to play it out pretty far, I never ''got served'' imo. The one time I was beating this guy he started swearing like a sailor (in front of my gf too) about how he 'couldn't believe he could make such a stupid ****ing mistake', -man didn't know it was just a game.. So, anyways I really want to become a better player so that I can slay this man, and take away that last little bit of gratification in his life that keeps his soul from being completely crushed from the weight of the world.
And btw; Props to DannoXYZ for recommending yahoo chess to me, man thankyou so much for that.