I completely accept the fact that it consumes time and one keeps thinking about the game he/she played a while back.. Depicting it as a virus is an interesting approach of looking at things.. But it certainly gives you the excitement you earn for at the time of playing… let’s be honest here..its just not chess.. Every sportsman lies down at night and just before going to sleep he imagines himself at the field with crowd going crazy and him being thr star..chess can be an addicting game.. Just after 4 moves into the Game.. There can be more than 10 candidate moves and if one seriously wants to pursue a career at chess… it’s never easy.. But isn’t that the case with every other sport..