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ccmcacollister 69 ( +1 | -1 )
What's fun about Chess ? Making Class D! C, B, A, X!,M!!, (SM?!)
Draw your first Expert when youre class B
Defeat your first Master when youre class A (or anything!)
Beer & Chess All-Night Insanity Party
Attending Nat'l/Int'l Tournament to watch or play
collecting chess sets (with all the pieces)
Kibitz when there is No Chance inthe world that YOU will be at the board that night!
Finding your girlfriend plays!
Winning a Tmt Prize (and actually receiving it too :)
Watching someone trounce their opponent(who has twice asked how the knights move) & then explain to them it is because they "know all the combinations" }8-)
and SO much more .....
ccmcacollister 49 ( +1 | -1 )
Oh My! 250,000 players at GK and no-one is having any Fun !
* * * * *
Smothered MATE with a Knight is Fun !
GM Bronstein is Fun ! He writes the darnedest things . . .
Seeing the guy at the next punch board punch his opponent's clock so hard the red button jumps off and rolls across the floor is fun ! Not to mention the expression on his opp's face, since he owns the clock ! (FYI, it goes back on :)
And watching someone walk thru Check to achieve a stalemate position is really fun !
Mate with 2 seconds left is great fun! But so is time-scramble in general, if you survive. . .
bucklehead 62 ( +1 | -1 )
A few thoughts... --Chess is so complex that real mastery probably requires several lifetimes of study*
--With all that's going on, we could have a World Championship match every three months for years to come*
--The wonder that is ebony*
--How cool is the Falkbeer Counter Gambit?*
--Bobby Fischer, chessplayer*
--Upon my 2. Nf6, hearing the virtual screams and moans of players who loathe the Petrov*
--Helping the tireless ccmacacollister inject some much-needed life into the forums*

* See my entry in "What is NOT FUN about Chess ...??"
bananaman1 22 ( +1 | -1 )
really fun Checkmating someone with a knight only because they are so blocked in with their
own pieces.
Being able to play people challanging on GK
Finding out your youth leader loves chess
rose-quarz 75 ( +1 | -1 )
surprise Its fun when you don't play what your opponent is expecting and they immediately lose because of it.
Your opponent thinks he is been really clever in moving his knight where you can take it with your pawn. He is expecting pawn take knight so he then plays QxN, he's just conned your pawn away from defending your knight. So you see it. You ignore his knight completely and move a pawn on the otherside of the board. Your opponent is so surprised that you didn't play what he was hoping, that he first blunders a pawn on his next move, and not content with that blunder then moves his queen where your knight forks it with the king and then promptly resigns.
snakeplissken 51 ( +1 | -1 )
chess is fun! Told this story before, anyway...

When my sister and i learned chess with our father, we did it just by playing again and again.

Who must do the kitchen job - lets play for it. You have lost? Revanche game! 1:1 after the revanche game? We have to play a decisive game. After the decision: oh it is to late to work at the kitchen but maybe we could play a last game before sleeping and do the kitchen tomorrow (the story could be prolonged by drawn games!) - and so on

chess is fun!

sahm32323 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Im a beginner I lose all the time LOL

However at the ripe old age of close to 40 I started playing .

I learnt the moves as a kid but no one .. not a single person I knew was interested as I grew up

now with the internet Im finally learning .

onlygb 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Watching my 4 year old daughter tell me how a Bishop moves after one lesson two weeks ago is fun.

honololou 23 ( +1 | -1 )
sahm32323… I'm with you! After going for years with no-one to play… What's fun about chess is stumbling upon
this site called Gameknot and suddenly being able to "crush skulls" from all over the world.
sahm32323 5 ( +1 | -1 )
everyone hwo many of you on this thread are beginners like me

sugarandspice 48 ( +1 | -1 )
Fun fun fun Meeting people from different walks of life and nations and finding that despite language, cultural and religious differences, you are able to communicate via a game of chess. A shared interest and enjoyment :)

Finding that not only does your boyfriend play, but that he's rather good too :)

The thrill of that moment when it hits you "I might actually win this game" :)

Winning the game that you thought you could win!! :)

Chess is for all ages and abilities :)
honololou 5 ( +1 | -1 )
winning a game… that you thought you were going to lose.
zucan 54 ( +1 | -1 )
losing a game... that you thought you were going to win....

Especially when that person has come a long way in chess skill and has finally reached the point of "someone not to be trifled with".

Basically, it isn't that it is "fun" to lose games like that, but I felt a certain "proudness" associated with losing a game to someone who has lost the majority of their games against me and has finally achieved a level in skill where a blunder on my part is severely punished and he simply makes all the right moves. *That* is a good feeling...

ketchuplover 12 ( +1 | -1 )
looking at this groovy chess page
bananaman1 23 ( +1 | -1 )
Fun!!!!! Getting your first smothered mate against someone. (Did it at school last week. It
was very amusing when I said mate. They didn't see it coming b/c my only piece on
their side was the knight.)
zucan 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Getting to... actually sacrifice my queen to force a mate on the following move! :)