- Oct 7, 2004
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Two things will make me abandon a game: sloooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww play and excessive whinging. There is a difference between being slow and deliberate. If it's the end of the game or a crucial turn where you need to think through your turn to make sure you get it right, that's fine by me. I support that. But if you have to agonize over every piece you move, think through all your options on every piece of cardboard you move, I would rather play chess. At least I know with the clock, I will be done in time to eat lunch and play another game. I generally can't stand the boredom. When it comes to whinging, we all whinge from time to time. That doesn't bother me too much. But when it's after every DR, or every thing that goes against you, it begins to wear me down. I have played some of the best players in the game (Pleva, Tracy, Sidhu, Bendis, Piling, Hastrup-Leth, Taylor to name a few). I don't once recall any of them whinging let alone whinging excessively. Most of them play pretty quickly too (except Taylor, he has never won a game on turn 3 he that he wouldn't rather win on turn 7 ).I concur absolutely.
So there you go, the secret to beating me: whinge like a mule and play slow. Trust me. It works, especially around meal time. -- jim