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Chess experiment: How much does three pints of beer impact your chess ability?


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #241

    treatb1969

    i love playing drunk, i BECOME ruthless, plan better, but when i smoke pot? i can't set up more that one move in advance, and i forget to protect EVERYTHING!  when i am twisted? well i just have no patience or intellectual prowess, nor desire to play chess.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #242

    zBorris

    treatb1969 wrote:

    i love playing drunk, i BECOME ruthless, plan better, but when i smoke pot? i can't set up more that one move in advance, and i forget to protect EVERYTHING!  when i am twisted? well i just have no patience or intellectual prowess, nor desire to play chess.

    Read International Master Lawrence Day's first comment on Marijuana in this game:

    ( http:/www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1037441 )

    Then play through the game.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #243

    Estragon

    manfredmann wrote:

    Here's another one - drink several beers or whatever and try to hit a golf ball. The results can be hilarious. But I would limit this experiment just to the driving range, not the course.

    What??

    The entire purpose of golf courses is to be able to get out in the fresh air and drink all day.  And make up nonsense terms as if we were playing some actual organized sport, birdie, stymie, mashie, niblick, gimme, blind drop, and local rules.  Then of course when you come in from a few hours on the links, you need a few cold ones to cool off.

    By now, it may not be enough to make your wive's banter interesting but possibly enough so you will no longer care.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #244

    winerkleiner

    How about bowling and making every frame a beer frame, and have everyone bowl backwards?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #245

    MrDamonSmith

    Not sure about the 3 pints of beer part but I can assure you that over a fifth of vodka will really change your style!!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #246

    TheGrobe

    It would change my walking "style", nevermind my chess.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #247

    Doc_who_loves_chess

    My estemed empirical colleagues.  I am beyond delighted to be able to inform you of the pending return of our important beer/chess experiments! I am truly embarrassed by the amount of time it has been since the last "ethanol enriched" chess experiment, and I promise to remedy this shameful neglect at the earliest possible opportunity.

    Your humble chess experimentalist,
    Doc

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #248

    astronomer999

    Good. Now, while you're at it, and given that you like to run up to your club, can you explore more variables.

    Electrolytes! I play worse for a couple of hours after a bike ride. ie about 60km including long sections of steep climbing. I lose up to 5 litres of sweat on the ride on a mildly warm day, which screws up my electrolytic balance a bit, and I postulate that my neuronal function is affected. A couple of hours later and I'm back to my usual standard, which would make sense if electrolytes in my tissues gradually migrated back into the blood and brain.

    So blood sampling is required to analyse electrolyte balance and maybe glucose as well

    All in the interest of science

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #249

    SillyLittleMe

    Hooray!


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