Originally posted by azalin76
Lately i've been making REALLY stupid moves. I mean, say, I see my Queen is in danger. Okay. So I move My Knight to attack the center?
I've lost QUITE a few games this way, can I blame it on my mind being preoccupied?
It's REALLY annoying.
It's really a big emotional downer also. =.= Psychological and all.
These things happen to people who are taking medication to lower their cholesterol. I posted about this a couple of years ago, but I doubt anyone will find that post - I can't.
My post went something like this:
"Ollie and I were playing in a chess tournament and I wandered over to see how he was doing. I saw his opponent had made a knight move threatening to take Ollie's queen and the queen only had 1 square to go to. But Ollie didn't make the obvious move... instead he just sat there staring at the board, thinking...
After a couple of minutes he reached down and castled. The guy took his queen off to which Ollie immediately resigned. So we went to get a bite to eat and I asked Ollie why he did what he did? He told me, "I knew my queen was under attack and had to move it. But as I was thinking deeper into the position I anticipated White's next move and thought that I should then castle. The next thing I knew, I had castled instead of moving my queen first."
So you see, this is a serious problem. After doing a little bit of personal research about it I discovered that many people were becoming "senile" when they took a certain type of medication. The medication that I discovered was causing the problem has been removed from the market because they said it caused 'muscle damage'. I think it caused more than that, I think it caused the person to become senile and I suspect that the replacement medication causes the same problem with the mind.
I'm not a doctor, but what does a person do when their doctor prescribes a drug that makes them senile!?
You can PM me if you want and we can discuss these medications and some possible alternatives.