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  1. Subscriber ogb
    22 Oct '17 15:43
    I've been trying meditation or drinking a cold beer. What's best way to prepare.....?
  2. Subscriber lemondrop
    The Art of War
    22 Oct '17 16:39
    Originally posted by @ogb
    I've been trying meditation or drinking a cold beer. What's best way to prepare.....?
    depends on your bladder
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    22 Oct '17 21:26
    Meditation helps with focus and reducing external distractions.

    There's also greenpawn's "check all checks!", and making sure none of your pieces are hanging. That's probably the final thing that should be done before making a move.
  4. 24 Oct '17 22:10
    Originally posted by @ogb
    I've been trying meditation or drinking a cold beer. What's best way to prepare.....?
    Both are good, but I'd stop after 1 glass of brew.🙂
  5. 25 Oct '17 11:12

    "There's also greenpawn's "check all checks!", and making sure none of your pieces are hanging...."

    Here v Tomroy in August this year with me as Black.


    I played 59....Qd6+ and White simply took my Queen.
    My move was part of a 4 move conditional sequence I sent
    for some reason I simply missed the Queen was hanging.

    This is me (Black and to move) v tombeatenbaugh from a few days ago,


    I quickly played 30...Rh5+ (missing 30...Ng4+ winning the Queen.)

    This was just moving far too quickly which can be proved because of the time
    dating stamp RHP has. My opponent and I were blitzing out our moves, always
    a dodgy thing to, there was no need, I had about 6 days left to make a move!

    The game log indicates White played from the above diagram
    the move 30. Kh3-h2 on the 21st Oct at 17:02 and 11 seconds.
    I replied on the 21st Oct 17:02 and 14 seconds It was not a
    conditional move, they always show a one second delay.

    "Check all Check!"
  6. 25 Oct '17 19:32
    Most of my blunders come from making an attacking move, but not checking the damage it does to my defense.
  7. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    25 Oct '17 22:38 / 1 edit
    Extinguish your cigarette and fasten your seatbelt.
  8. 26 Oct '17 11:47
    Originally posted by @john-osmar
    Most of my blunders come from making an attacking move, but not checking the damage it does to my defense.
    Oh yes!
    I have started asking myself questions like, 'If I attack here, does that allow my opponent's Queen to get active?' and 'Does my opponent have a counter-punch to my attack?'

    I try to avoid the 'wishing and hoping' attack where success depends totally on the other person not seeing the correct reply.