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  1. 15 Dec '10 15:08
    doomed for failure, but a alcoholic has no choice, does anyone think cannabis enhances ones chess ability?
  2. 15 Dec '10 15:37
    Even Grandmaster Flash advised not mixing chess and drugs.
  3. 15 Dec '10 16:56
    Who is that? was he a good player?
  4. 15 Dec '10 16:58
    Isn't he an American hip hop musician?
  5. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    15 Dec '10 17:15
    Originally posted by hintjul
    does anyone think cannabis enhances ones chess ability?
    It most definitely does not. I speak of what I know
  6. 15 Dec '10 19:36
    Originally posted by hintjul
    doomed for failure, but a alcoholic has no choice, does anyone think cannabis enhances ones chess ability?
    According to my experiment , it lowers your ability by 200 ICC points.
  7. 15 Dec '10 19:54
    Originally posted by EinZweiDrei
    Even Grandmaster Flash advised not mixing chess and drugs.
    lol
  8. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    15 Dec '10 19:59
    For the answer to this, see the recent "Games Explorer" post.
  9. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    16 Dec '10 01:12
    Psychoactive drugs give the user the illusion that 'all cannot be better,' folk can think they're being their most imaginitive and 'skilful' at whatever they're occupying themselves with at the point of intoxication. Drugs such as alcohol ( before the depressant effect takes hold ) and cannabis alter, amongst many other things, mood and perception.. creating mild euphoria at best. Is it no wonder that the user thinks they're exeperiencing something very special and conclude they really do operate on a higher plane at such times ?? The evidence speaks for itself and later witnessing of the users 'great ideas' tend to fall flat on their face come morning..not a great idea after all.
  10. 16 Dec '10 05:02
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    Psychoactive drugs give the user the illusion that 'all cannot be better,' folk can think they're being their most imaginitive and 'skilful' at whatever they're occupying themselves with at the point of intoxication. Drugs such as alcohol ( before the depressant effect takes hold ) and cannabis alter, amongst many other things, mood and perception.. crea ...[text shortened]... 'great ideas' tend to fall flat on their face come morning..not a great idea after all.
    Also never play while having a fever of over 103F. Causes chess delusions and an overwhelming urge to sac minor pieces and hang major pieces! Once this happens a few moves later you go "Where's my rook and queen, knight and lt sq bishop?""Why does my position suddenly suck?" If combined with psychoactive drugs I guess then one still feels all's well?
  11. Standard member pdunne
    Badmaster
    16 Dec '10 07:11
    They say Blackburne found a glass or three of whiskey not incompatible with the game.
  12. 16 Dec '10 08:03
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    For the answer to this, see the recent "Games Explorer" post.
    I hope you mean "them" and not "me" right?
  13. 16 Dec '10 08:24
    what about energetic drinks like Red Bull for example ?

    I recently saw some on Nakamura's table...
  14. 16 Dec '10 10:20
    I say alcohol can hardly affect your chess 😛

    Last night our university held it's pint-a-point competition. They're just 5 minute games with a pint in hand. If you haven't finished your pint by the time your clock runs out, you forfeit your points. A good few rounds in I had this cheeky win with white.

  15. 16 Dec '10 17:18
    Originally posted by Meadows
    I say alcohol can hardly affect your chess 😛

    Last night our university held it's pint-a-point competition. They're just 5 minute games with a pint in hand. If you haven't finished your pint by the time your clock runs out, you forfeit your points. A good few rounds in I had this cheeky win with white.

    [pgn]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a ...[text shortened]... 13. Qxc3 O-O-O 14. Be3 b6 15. Nd4 Rh8 16. Nb5 Qb8 17. Nd6+ Kc7 18. Ba6 Nf5 19. Nb5# 1-0[/pgn]
    Is that a Wine-awer?

    :-)