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  1. Subscriberdivegeester
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    05 Dec '16 00:121 edit
    Chess study shows that people take more risks as the day wears on...

    http://tinyurl.com/hmylrc3
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    05 Dec '16 01:34
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Chess study shows that people take more risks as the day wears on...

    http://tinyurl.com/hmylrc3
    I think there are other things that are more likely to cause risky chess moves, such as playing in the nude in your home office when you haven't locked the door,
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    Having said that, I've now locked the door.
  4. Standard memberapathist
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    05 Dec '16 09:18
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Chess study shows that people take more risks as the day wears on...
    Huh. I'm foggy in the morning and tired at night, so i never make good decisions.
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    05 Dec '16 10:451 edit
    I have been working on a methodology to reduce errors to an absolute minimum and rather surprisingly its not the system that is erroneous but the continuous application of it at every turn for I have found that ones mind tends to wander away from the strict adherence of the methodology and one ends up making intuitive or worse still mechanical moves.
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    Doesn't anyone want to know my method?
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    05 Dec '16 15:12
    Originally posted by FMF
    I think there are other things that are more likely to cause risky chess moves, such as playing in the nude in your home office when you haven't locked the door,
    FMF,

    I thought you only locked the door when you were watching porn....LOL.... 😛

    -VR
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    05 Dec '16 17:35
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Chess study shows that people take more risks as the day wears on...

    http://tinyurl.com/hmylrc3
    Blaming the time of day again are you?
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    05 Dec '16 17:48
    Originally posted by whodey
    Blaming the time of day again are you?
    Whodey,

    Actually he is just stating a FACT. You do see the difference there between FACTS and excuses?

    -VR
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    05 Dec '16 18:16
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Doesn't anyone want to know my method?
    What sort of chess rating would I need to understand it? 😕
  11. Standard memberlemon lime
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    05 Dec '16 18:27
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Doesn't anyone want to know my method?
    I have a method too but okay, what is your method?

    Like apathist I too am foggy in the morning and tired at night, so my method starts off with simply waiting until my thinking is more or less clear. After that I try to keep in mind the same advice players have been given for decades... simple things like look at the whole board, find a good move and then look for a better one, always play aggressively even when defending. I always seem to get into trouble if I ignore or overlook the simple "well dull, slaps forehead" basics.
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    05 Dec '16 18:47
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Whodey,

    Actually he is just stating a FACT. You do see the difference there between FACTS and excuses?

    -VR
    Excuses are never facts?
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    05 Dec '16 19:221 edit
    Originally posted by drewnogal
    What sort of chess rating would I need to understand it? 😕
    Any chess rating. In its simplest terms instead of focusing on the pieces you focus on the squares. So instead of picking a piece and saying, I will move my bishop there, you pick a square and imagine your piece on it. This is counter intuitive to what most chess players do but it forces us to visualise and evaluate before making a move. Its like looking at the negative space in an artistic composition.
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    It appears, in my case anyway, the time of day is a nonstarter as can bee seen by my rating. I do love the banter.
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    05 Dec '16 19:281 edit
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    I have a method too but okay, what is your method?

    Like apathist I too am foggy in the morning and tired at night, so my method starts off with simply waiting until my thinking is more or less clear. After that I try to keep in mind the same advice players have been given for decades... simple things like look at the whole board, find a good move and t ...[text shortened]... seem to get into trouble if I ignore or overlook the simple "well dull, slaps forehead" basics.
    yes how many times do we make a move and immediately after we have made the move we slap out foreheads because we realise its a blunder. We need to visualise our move before making it, look at all the possible forcing replied and evaluate if they are real or can be ignored. Instead of focusing on the pieces I am now experimenting with focusing on the squares and only once I have decided if the square is safe and the piece advantageously placed upon it will I move it. This is counter intuitive because we normally looks first at our pieces and only afterwards decide to move here or there. The real difficulty i have found is to maintain doing it during the entire game, infact I have found that its almost impossible for me to do so because my mind totally wanders
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