Is there any difference between these sentences,
1. I went there to play chess.
2. I went there to be playing chess.
Actually I can't understand what Is the difference between present infinitive ( sentence 1) and present continuous infinitive ( sentence 2).
It's very difficult to imagine a possible context for "to be playing" if the idea is to express one's intention.
I went to the club (in order) to play chess.
After certain verbs, such as expect, seem, appear, the continuous form can be used to show that someone is "in the process of doing something".
I didn't expect my whole family to be playing chess there. What a surprise!
I expected my son to be playing chess with his friends.
What's he doing? - He seems to be playing chess.