Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Hone your insults

Oscar Madison discusses one of the benefits of e-mail chess:

Another up side, of course, is the trash talking. In regular face-to-face chess games, unless you're playing speed chess or a pick-up game in Washington Square Park, trash talking is discouraged. The tradition in chess has always been the non-verbal psych out.

But it was never considered rude to trash talk in postal chess.

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