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  1. 07 Dec '09 21:33
    Whenever I study a chess book while in bed I always have these crazy end of the world type dreams.

    Last night was a massive tidal wave which turned the victims into flesh eating zombies.
    I of course survived the tidal wave and yes I even whooped some zombie a$$.

    Last week it was bears eating everyone. I had to wake myself up from that one. It was too scary. :'(

    Anyone else study in bed?
  2. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    07 Dec '09 21:42
    Originally posted by Automaton
    Whenever I study a chess book while in bed I always have these crazy end of the world type dreams.

    Last night was a massive tidal wave which turned the victims into flesh eating zombies.
    I of course survived the tidal wave and yes I even whooped some zombie a$$.

    Last week it was bears eating everyone. I had to wake myself up from that one. It was too scary. :'(

    Anyone else study in bed?
    Yes.

    Strangely enough I ran into crazy dreams as well.
    I personally have made them die down by moving out theoretical study from that time of
    night. Now its Polgar's 5334 before bed...

    I used to enjoy Keres and Kotov before bed (The art of the Middle Game)

    ...yet somehow it yields uncomfortable dreams (as the author aforementioned)

    When having trouble sleeping, i go through "Chess for Amateurs" by Reinfeld, and
    basically just try and read through the mini's as far as i possibly can without a board
    before I lose my spot. I usually fall asleep within only a few attempts

    -GIN
  3. 08 Dec '09 00:33
    I always have knightmares

    worst chess pun ever
  4. 08 Dec '09 00:59
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    I always have knightmares

    [hidden]worst chess pun ever[/hidden]
    How did you do that?
  5. 08 Dec '09 00:59
    I recently had a dream in which I was wandering around on what appeared to be an endless giant chessboard of alternating black and white squares which disappeared in the distance in a thick white fog that enveloped me on all sides. My voice would echo as I asked repeatedly if anyone could hear me, with ever growing anxiety. But nothing but dead silence greeted my desperate entreaties. My heartbeat and breathing increased as the agonizing minutes went by, but I had no way to tell time or direction. I was completely, totally, thoroughly lost. Then I gasped as I saw a strange figure approaching me, shrouded in the mist. Its gait seemed to be reasonably steady and measured so that helped to keep my fear somewhat in check, but my nerves were still on edge and I was ready to run at any moment. I was completely quiet in anticipation now, with all my senses at maximum intensity as it drew closer. Suddenly a scruffy old bearded man emerged a few feet from me, his intense eyes burning into mine. I gasped as I recognized the unmistakable face of deceased American chess icon Bobby Fischer!
  6. 08 Dec '09 01:00
    LoL ok I see now

    hahahaha
  7. 08 Dec '09 01:26 / 1 edit
    To Standard member heinzkat:

    I'm board
  8. 08 Dec '09 01:32
    OK, now a more serious reply, not too long ago I only awoke after having solved a twomover; the key made me wake up - the tries kept me locked up in sleep.

  9. 08 Dec '09 03:22
    Originally posted by Automaton
    ...Anyone else study in bed?
    When I was playing OTB in my late teens/early 20's, I used to study right before going to sleep very regularly. I never had any nightmares that I can recall, but its a funny thought.
  10. 08 Dec '09 03:44
    Dude you need a woman.
  11. 08 Dec '09 03:47
    shut up
  12. 08 Dec '09 12:09
    Originally posted by AlexanderAlekhine
    Dude you need a woman.
    Two points:

    1) That was a long time ago. Including when I was 15.
    2) I didn't say I read before bed every night...
  13. 08 Dec '09 13:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kuoni
    To Standard member heinzkat:

    [hidden]I'm board[/hidden]
    I think that this 'hidden' thingy is a
    sub-only
    thingy.
  14. 08 Dec '09 13:51
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I think that this 'hidden' thingy is a [hidden]sub-only[/hidden] thingy.
    No, it isn't. It just doesn't work properly if you use an apostrophe.
  15. 08 Dec '09 17:59
    I went to sleep with a chess clock ticking on the bedside table.

    I woke up in a sweat every hour on the hour when the flag fell.


    I once had a dream I was eating a giant marshmallow.

    When I woke up the pillow was missing.