I’m also bad at chess

Empirically speaking. I think Zeke has beaten me four times in a row, now.

You are Odysseus. You are renowned for your cunning wiles and fantastic plans. You’ve always got a trick up your sleeve. You are also a home-loving type and will do anything to protect your family.

Oxford Words blog
Which classical character are you?

The Oxford Dictionaries people just taught me a great way to advertise. It’s probably the simplest personality inventory I’ve ever seen, yet I still can’t resist thinking and talking about myself. And they gave me that, with a little nod toward their new edition.

Good show, gentlemen.

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2 Responses to I’m also bad at chess

  1. Zeke says:

    You are Aeneas. You’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders but sometimes you just need to focus on the task at hand and stop moaning! Sometimes your relentless drive can make you seem cold-hearted but you are compassionate and a selfless leader.

    It sounds a lot like the cold-reading tips I saw some time ago. Broad statements that would apply to a majority of everyone :)

    At least these last 2 games, you seemed reckless and quick to act. Not what at all what I normally expect from a calm and calculating person such as yourself. It seemed like you were interested in going all out with that pawn strategy too. An experiment perhaps?

  2. Aeoli Pera says:

    I was certainly experimenting a lot with my pawns, but I wasn't emotionally invested in the idea. I'll be playing it a lot safer next time. That I was quick to act indicates, I think, more that I was mentally scattered at the time. That happens.

    Of course, in retrospect I should have realized that and played more to my strengths. I usually win when neither queen is on the board because there are fewer possibilities (like you said, calculating).

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