Chess players are usually highly interesting people.
Chess stands somewhere between art, sports, and science, universes where a chess player can drift away from the real world for as long as he wants. The chess world is full of unique stories. Every player has hundreds of anecdotes with things that have happened during tournament trips, chess training, games, foreign countries, etc.
It is no wonder they say that chess players are very ‘’special people’’, characters. However, there is one thing that most chess players do have in common, nobody likes to lose and when they do, they always have one well-prepared repertoire of excuses and reasons to justify the defeat.
In this article and writing from our own experience, we are going to name seven of the most common excuses we have heard and even used ourselves to make the loss a bit less painful on ourselves.
If you have played chess for a long time, there is a big chance you feel familiar with the situations described in this article.
Our idea is to motivate you to reflect more on the real cause of your losses rather than fool your mind with superficial assessments.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have more excuses to add please do not hesitate to comment!