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    How many of you HVACR Troubleshooters play Chess?

    TROUBLESHOOTING takes "THINKING". So does Chess.

    I suck at T'Shooting and I suck at Chess, but I keep trying.

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    I was on the chess team in highschool, so I played multiple games a day at that time, but only play rarely now.


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    with the condition of my service truck, i could master Tetris no other way to stuff 10 lbs of blank into a 5 lb box
    my boss thinks its possible to repeal the laws of physics

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    I played a lot of chess. To get past the intermediate level and try a serious study of the game is all consuming and will drive you mad.
    But the take away for me is spending more time thinking about something, and mapping out the possibilities-both cause and effect, is good for almost all of life.
    But spending 2 hours on a game, thinking long and hard contemplating a very complicated set of end game moves, then grabbing the wrong rook and blowing it is tough.
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    Used to play a lot when I was younger. Hardly anymore - occasionally against the computer when I'm on a long international flight and got bored dong other things. But I'm so out of practice now, the computer easily beats me even when the difficulty level is dialed way down.

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    played in school but have not played much since. hard to find someone that wants to play. tried to teach the nephew few years back but he had zero interest.

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    Never thought it looked interesting. I don't do solitair either.
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    Chess is more pattern recogniton. You recognize the pattern your opponent is creating and you counter. after a while its not so much thinking but just reacting and knowing your next few moves and guessing your opponents.

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    I played a little. I had two friends/opponents and we were pretty evenly matched.

    Is anyone watching Queen's Gambit on Netflix? The author lived in my town until his death. His son still lives here and he is a far better chess player than me.
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