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  1. 12 Mar '08 19:21
    When you're trying to analyse a particularly challenging game of chess what kinda music do you think to best?

    Personally I love all types of music, from classical to rock and reggae, but I tend to stick on some Drum n Bass when I play chess.

    How about you?
  2. 12 Mar '08 19:24
    Sshhht, quiet please!
  3. 12 Mar '08 19:35
    I'm guessing that means you think in quiet
  4. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    12 Mar '08 22:27
    Although I love music, there's a reason why tournament halls are quiet. It's because no player wants distractions.
  5. 12 Mar '08 23:45
    Hmmm yeah I guess you're right, but I find the beats in drum and bass help me think. Maybe I'm wrong though. I'll try analysing my games in silence in future.
  6. 13 Mar '08 04:30
    Originally posted by icantwrite
    Hmmm yeah I guess you're right, but I find the beats in drum and bass help me think. Maybe I'm wrong though. I'll try analysing my games in silence in future.
    There seems to be some evidence to suggest that drum and bass beats don't help with concentration ...
  7. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    13 Mar '08 06:56
    Originally posted by amannion
    There seems to be some evidence to suggest that drum and bass beats don't help with concentration ...
    Dang, i was going to use the old doctor Phil.....


    "And how is that workin out for you " Line
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    13 Mar '08 07:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Jerry Garcia
    Listen to our stuff while you play|
    I listen to the second sets of Grateful Dead shows played between April 1972 and October 1974.
  9. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    13 Mar '08 09:02
    One night in Bangkok. Obviously.
  10. 13 Mar '08 14:05
    Originally posted by icantwrite
    When you're trying to analyse a particularly challenging game of chess what kinda music do you think to best?

    Personally I love all types of music, from classical to rock and reggae, but I tend to stick on some Drum n Bass when I play chess.

    How about you?
    id go for classical to calm me down, techno to really get me going.
    but in reality i listen to all sorts of stuff and dont select to suit the chess im playing
  11. 14 Mar '08 16:11
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    One night in Bangkok. Obviously.
    I gotta hand it to you shav, one night in bangkok is the best song ever.
  12. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    14 Mar '08 16:41
    no music plx
  13. 14 Mar '08 16:49
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    One night in Bangkok. Obviously.
    So, you like chess do you?

    I listen to classical music when I'm working/making my moves. Although when I really need to concentrate I turn it all of, and usually think outloud. There's a reason I don't play OTB...
  14. Standard member Jamin
    Irresponsible Quoter
    15 Mar '08 23:40
    Originally posted by Swlabr
    So, you like chess do you?

    I listen to classical music when I'm working/making my moves. Although when I really need to concentrate I turn it all of, and usually think outloud. There's a reason I don't play OTB...
    Nice user name swlabr.... ;-)

    Play ten games on the Blitz micro site, five with music and five without.
    Compare results...
  15. 16 Mar '08 00:20
    When I'm losing I listen to Samuel Barber-Adagio for strings