How to Lose at Chess. Part 2

Greetings, chess enthusiasts, both adept and inept! We continue our adventure on the road to failure. Today we are moving on to

Rule 5. Let your pieces go!

You need to remember that chessmen are not people. They are vermin that has no right to walk the chessboard. They are the reason that keeps you away from your armchair in front of a big screen TV. No mercy! It normally takes to let go of a few useless pawns and may be a knight without proper compensation to ruin your chances for success. Salute! You have done it again.

Rule 6. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin!

The dude from the painting knew what he was talking about. The preparation is for suckers who want to achieve something. We, on contrary, need not spend hours and hours of hard work learning openings and preparing for new adversary. Come to the game with clean hair and empty brain. Play Pork Chop OpeningWhen your opponent announces in a few moves “Well done!”, do take it as a compliment.

Rule 7. Time is on your side!

Do you remember the times when the game of chess for 16 hours without an end? If you do, you must be really old. Welcome to the modern time of fast shoes. You have got your timelines and stay focused… Well, in our case unfocused. Daydreaming is essential. Let your mind wander. Think of a beach, palm trees, seagulls and a glass of something cold and delightful in your hand… “Sir, your time is up!” Well, that was time well spent. Now your way is open for new and exciting failures.

See you soon for new Rules.


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