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  1. 01 Dec '09 03:29
    How can we find a way for these two to work together?
    Anything can be trained.
    Anything is possible.

    How can I play better while being intoxicated?
    Chess drives me to drink...and I'm not even good at chess!!

    There must be a way to train my brain to play better when I am drunk.

    Any ideas?
  2. 01 Dec '09 05:40
    I don`t think generally alcohol harms your chess until it is a large amount and you are wobbling around.However perhaps it could depend on the person.
  3. 01 Dec '09 05:44
    Let it boost your confidence, then attack relentlessly!
  4. 01 Dec '09 06:48
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    I don`t think generally alcohol harms your chess until it is a large amount and you are wobbling around.However perhaps it could depend on the person.
    hmm.. Damn you're good. There is almost no traces of sarcasm in your post.
  5. 01 Dec '09 07:07
    Originally posted by Automaton
    How can we find a way for these two to work together?
    Anything can be trained.
    Anything is possible.

    How can I play better while being intoxicated?
    Chess drives me to drink...and I'm not even good at chess!!

    There must be a way to train my brain to play better when I am drunk.

    Any ideas?
    Study Alekhine and Tal.
  6. Standard member Elamef37
    Queenslander
    01 Dec '09 07:31
    I read somewhere Spielmann had a reputation for drinking
  7. Standard member PatzerLars
    pawn grabber
    01 Dec '09 09:31 / 1 edit
    I don't have a drinking problem.

    I drink,
    get drunk
    and fall down.

    No problem !
  8. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    01 Dec '09 10:01
    Originally posted by Automaton
    There must be a way to train my brain to play better when I am drunk. Any ideas?
    Try dunking your head in a bowl of hot porridge
  9. 01 Dec '09 10:51
    Originally posted by PatzerLars
    I don't have a drinking problem.

    I drink,
    get drunk
    and fall down.

    No problem !
    I had a friend once who said the same: "I don't have any drinking problems!"

    I would rather say: "Not you, but you friends have when you're drunk!"

    One divorce later, one day in the slammer later, and one less job later, he is willing to agree with me.
  10. 01 Dec '09 11:25
    Originally posted by Blackson
    hmm.. Damn you're good. There is almost no traces of sarcasm in your post.
    well, according to the recent research, it may as well not be sarcasm at all in National Master Dale post..

    Drinking to excess over a sustained period is likely to cause you cognitive damage. But contrary to popular belief moderate drinking can actually promote better thinking and reasoning skills according to recent scientific research. So if you awake after a session marvelling at the intellectual prowess you displayed across the bar, it may well have been the booze talking.


    from: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/bar-stool-myths-about-booze-1828229.html
  11. 01 Dec '09 12:59
    Originally posted by Tigerhouse
    Let it boost your confidence, then attack relentlessly!
    i there's something to that post. same as poker, when playing drunk you do feel the need to attack more forgetting any rules of defense. against lower rated opponent i've had some nice checkmates when drunk but against someone of similar or greater ability forget it.
  12. 01 Dec '09 15:37
    Originally posted by Automaton
    Any ideas?
    Just train train train, work hard, do it often, strength comes with experience.
  13. 01 Dec '09 15:43
    Originally posted by Automaton
    How can we find a way for these two to work together?
    Anything can be trained.
    Anything is possible.

    How can I play better while being intoxicated?
    Chess drives me to drink...and I'm not even good at chess!!

    There must be a way to train my brain to play better when I am drunk.

    Any ideas?
    What you need is to organise pint-a-point tournaments.

    After each round, those players that win drink a pint. Those that draw drink a half-pint. It's got a built-in handicap system - the gap between the best and worst players gets smaller as the tournament continues.
  14. 01 Dec '09 15:59
    Originally posted by mtthw
    What you need is to organise pint-a-point tournaments.

    After each round, those players that win drink a pint. Those that draw drink a half-pint. It's got a built-in handicap system - the gap between the best and worst players gets smaller as the tournament continues.
    Reminds me of the German Schnapps-chess.
    Whenever you take a piece from your opponent you have to drink a Schnapps with as many centilitres as the value of the piece. Pawn equals 1 cl, a queen 9 cl, etc.
    This is a game when an unsound queen sacrifice can be rewarding.
  15. 01 Dec '09 17:09
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    Study Alekhine and Tal.
    AHAH nice...


    on a another note, I think training drunk could make you improve faster. Like running in the mountains to get fitter, or sprint training with parachutes. If drinking makes chess harder, when you'll play sober, you'll have improved faster