>>57583>now that chess has become a normie hobby, I'm dropping it
Can't play against nameless people who might have different worldview than yours?
Don' want the witches to think you're some normalfag when she sees you playing it?
You were only enjoying it because it made you appear unique?
A rise in popularity among any demographic won't change the game at all. It's not like the creators of chess are going to rise from the dead and tack on POZ'd politics and loot crates to the game. Rejoice that you'll have more people to play against, especially those who may be new and bring some out-of-the box tactics to the playing field. As long as you keep track of your ELO score somehow you won't be sludging through scrubs.