this aticle is to explain the importance of chess posture. chess posture is important in the game because as chess practitioners we spend a lot of time sitting awkwardly in front of the battle feild. this could cause physical strain on your body particularly on your back and neck muscles. It is very important to be be aware of this so we can find our most comfortable battle stance. The most important rule in battle stance 101 is "proper neck support". the attached picture clearly shows proper neck support technique. this posture has multiple advantages against the non neck supporting postures. It also gives the illusion that player displaying proper neck support is thinking deep into the position. when infact has no understanding of positional play.
The human head weighs around 8lbs. whoever fails to support their head In a game lasting more than 30 minutes, could prove to be the deciding factor of the game or perhaps even the match.
Proper feet position is also key. whoever fails to plant their feet comfortably will ultimately loose the game. failure to etablish feet position leads to uncomfortable games to say the least.
weak arm placement is also a factor. to be clear, im talking about your left hand if your a righty and your right hand if you were ofcourse, a lefty. its very important to find a home for this awkward limb. the brain is too busy in the game to pay mind to it. In the game of chess it only takes a little distraction to lose.
strong arm technique is by far the most important. This arm moves our peices. it is the general and our brain is the president. This arm is also the key player in the neck support technique. Failure to control this general may lead to blunders and ultimately game loss.
find your most cofortable battle stance. relax and enjoy the battle.