Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Chess Injuries

Why is it that when participating in an "extreme sport" like skateboarding or snowboarding, people always brag when they spill, but not when they slip on the sidewalk? I would guess it's because of the inherent risk in the sports. By getting injured in something that has a risk of injuring you, you are at least dignified in having taken up the risk in the first place. There's no dignity in injuring yourself playing chess (although, in that case, many would still brag due to the anecdotal value) because the risk of injury that you're taking upon yourself is low...

Does anyone have any chess-related injury stories to share?

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