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Why do chess players bang their head?

Head banging is surprisingly common. Up to 20 percent of chess players bang their head on purpose after a loss, although boys are three times more likely to do it than girls.

(Dr. Anna Z.C.: "get out of here, you serious? Well then, that explains some"

 

Head banging often starts somewhere in the middle or endgame stage. This usual occurs in the rush to provide a response to a move, board blindness, or a blatant failure in calculation from:

 

i)             Lack of coffee

ii)            Busy with Laundry

iii)          HBO

iv)           Mosquitoes

v)             Bad mood!! (blaming everyone or everything else)

vi)     Bad mood for no apparent reason?!

 

The head banging habit may last for several months, or even years, though most chess players outgrow it by mid 20's.

(Dr. Anna Z.C.: "well maybe I will edit this blog when in a couple of months/years")

modified from:

http://www.babycenter.com/0_head-banging_11554.bc

Wink



Comments


  • 18 months ago

    MSC157

    I think this game should be included here. Foot in Mouth 

    Reason vii) Lack of sleep Laughing (it was 3:20 am when played)

    But fortunately I still won 15+10 tournament with 4,5/5. Tongue Out

  • 20 months ago

    netzach

    It's a bit 'manic'? Guess they got overexcited... Smile

  • 20 months ago

    AnnaZC

    ...., the commentary is giving me a headache,

    Laughing

    [is this ice-hockey?]

  • 20 months ago

    netzach

    Smile

    The 'Waitszkin' video made me recall this one posted elsewhere on the site today. (the fun starts around 7:30).

  • 20 months ago

    AnnaZC

    @Miha, yes

    2 pieces for one Smile

  • 20 months ago

    MSC157

    Lololol Laughing

    Reminds me on one of my games:



  • 20 months ago

    AnnaZC

    start from 06:25 (on the funny-funny side of Josh) Laughing toooo cute .......

    not an equivalent to my deliciously ridiculous idiotic head banging moments?! but this was funny nevertheless, Tongue Out

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1147066

  • 20 months ago

    AnnaZC

    whilst yours showed me as 14.98, mine.....showed me the middle-finger (at the end),

    Sealed

  • 20 months ago

    Ruby-Fischer

    Thanks for that Anna, what a fluke that was! Normally get whupped by Anna!

    it shows what I already know, I play ok for the opening, in the middle game the mistakes started coming, and by the end game I am hopeless, error after error.

    I really need to study end games but I find them so boring. My computer shows you were winning  -14.98  

  • 20 months ago

    MSC157

    Ouch ouch ouch! :)

  • 20 months ago

    AnnaZC

    no awards for this one, just a sad tale of a poor start (compliments a poor finish), a half-hearted stance, and .....then falling asleep on the wheel whilst on one of those loooong unwinding roads, Surprised

    Skill optional? right? right?? 

    Wink

  • 20 months ago

    AnnaZC

    seeeeee I told ya about them Ne3's

    Tongue Out

    they ain't healthy I tell ya'

  • 20 months ago

    bigpoison

    If it makes you feel any better, my head still hurts after 32...Ne3.

    Moron.

  • 20 months ago

    AnnaZC

    when you float like a butterfly, then fall like a brick?

    inaccuracies(?!): 8 = 21.6% of moves | Mistakes(?): 4 = 10.8% of moves | Blunders(??): 3 = 8.1% of moves

    OMG!!!! arrrffff - pfffff x2

  • 21 months ago

    AnnaZC

    head banging draw, Tongue Out



  • 21 months ago

    AnnaZC

    ah yes, the draw, straw Tongue Out let me see if I can find that comp analysis Sealed 

  • 21 months ago

    trysts

    Anna has won more games against me--our real record is Anna leads: 4 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws. Cool match! I can't recover her wins because I can only see the games of the last thirty days. But here's a really cool draw--very tense!



  • 21 months ago

    AnnaZC

    just caught hanging!



  • 21 months ago

    MSC157

    Haha, sorry. Embarassed I personally didn't bang my head 'cause I'm normally surprisingly calm. Laughing

  • 21 months ago

    AnnaZC

    a total miss in 6 for a mate, killed whatever else I'd left in me:



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