I haven't played chess in years.
And yet, I was compelled to sit down and play against my uncle, who coincidentally, used to be a master at it. (Or whatever the chess geeks call it.) Truthfully, I have always found chess fascinating and a little unnerving.
Yet, I couldn't understand why everyone was learning combinations.
My dad was - and continues to be - pretty good at it, too. Men usually say the same thing - I can tell your next 3 moves or something cryptic like this - but I always surprise those men. And you know why? Because I play in the moment. Which is what I do in life, as in general. To me, life and games are supposed to be played in the moment. Not to mention, it's no fun to know what's going to happen in advance, so... thanks, but no thanks.
Those genius-level combinations can kiss my girly a**.