For the past three months, I have changed my addictions and it’s impossible for me to live without any kind of addiction. This calls for a kind of transformation which takes time, but more necessarily a mindful approach. I don’t smoke, drink (not that I was addicted before) and even eat my favourite vadapav anymore. All thanks to the tough times. However, I found myself addicted to a different set of activities. I cannot wait to lose my next chess match with Rajat, a close friend. And, also I cannot stop watching those boring chess matches on YouTube. Not to forget the best addictions of all, blogging every day is a part of my life I will always be proud about.

I streamed a few of my chess matches (LIVE) with Rajat. You can check the playlist here. Here’s the thing about chess, you cannot let it get into your head. It’s very easy for someone to feel bad after losing a match because of the dynamics that are involved in a chess match. But, this is a very influential cue to your next game. This has made me play chess like I’ve never played before and doesn’t necessarily mean I’m getting better. As much as I’d like to play this casually, it’s inevitable (as of now) for me to remain independent of the opening strategy to have a remarkable weight-age to the rest of my games. I hope for this to change because chess to me is fun.

“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.”

– Siegbert Tarrasch

Do you play chess? If you don’t, do you know why? I recommend playing this game as it proved to give me the kind of work-but-fun pathway to everything else about the pandemic.

And, I’ll definitely eat thousands of vadapav when all of this is over. A quick (important) question, do you know when is that?


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10 thoughts on “Chess

  1. Yes I know. I grant you the freedom to eat vadapaav. I hope you have money. I don’t play chess because in my early childhood I used to play it and found that it required players. Like most other games including Cricket: I had to pursuade people to play with me. I never enjoyed playing it from both sides perhaps because I didn’t have that much of an imagination. Thanks for reading my blog and liking multiple posts.

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  2. I’ve never played Chess, believe it or not. My family always played card games or other board games, but never Chess or Checkers actually. One of these days, maybe.

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  3. I’m a chess guy myself, but often only play 3-minute or 5-minute blitz games, because I don’t really have the patience to wait lol. I’m not sure if that’s beneficial for the analytical mind. Anyway I love your posts! Keep em coming!

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    1. I believe there is some kind of advantage in every method of chess. Patience is one too, lol.Thank you so much Stuart 😀


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