Please tell me what you got by playing chess.
Such as what you learned from chess.
„Hard work is a talent.“
I am a noob, but my memorzation is way better now
Meet interesting people. It's better to be lucky than to be good.
it works like a medication for me, it channels my depression and suicidal thoughts into a game, it settles my soul.
sometimes when i play a beautiful game it makes me happy.
also if i reach my highest rating, it is going to make me feel good for that day.
it gives me some kind of satisfaction
it gives me hope
it show me that i progressed in something.
Garry Kasparov - How life imitates chess : b-ok.cc/book/2270810/b60f14
I enjoy the game, what else do I need? It's a game. It's amazing some are lucky and so skilled to be able to make a living off of it.
What do you mean in reality?
@sameartist I really like your answer. Chess, like arts helped me through some tough times.
To me, chess is waste of time, moreover an addiction that takes away from social life, friends, family and other joy and ambitions that one could potentially have in life. It is fun when u win but depressing joy killer when you lose. It kills other pleasures of life. Must be completely terminated from one's life for happiness.
I agree. Chess addiction can completely control your life priorities if you allow it and take your life going downhill causing irrepairable damage to one's livelihood and social life.