Check, I have not actually posted in any threads you've posted in, but one of my friends (TwistedTurtwig) has the same avatar as you, and I thought he had gotten a name change, so I put a bit of a play on words (I'm Australian, so I actually do call people mates sometimes) and said mate, referencing chess.
This sentence needs 3 commas in it.
Imagine that each time there's a comma in the sentence, you take a breath - no commas, no breath.
Try and say that quote there without breathing or pausing. It's not easy or sensible, is it? Try and utilize commas more often.