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How much of alcohol is good for chess to play good.


  • 9 months ago · Quote · #21

    WalhallaRoad

    alcohol is trash.  How and why do people take this stuff? Marijuana is much better.  I haven't played high in a couple months but I'm going to get back into it soon.  I remember having some of my most fun and interesting games from a tactical view while stoned.  I wouldn't recommend it if you have cheap, low grade weed as that's no better than being drunk. 

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #22

    TheGrobe

    A lot of alcohol is trash, but there is also some very good alcohol out there.

    American craft beer is at the pinnacle of human accomplishment.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #23

    Annabella1

    A glass of red wine while playing chess is perfect....I enjoy it dearly

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #24

    Fixing_A_Hole

    I've made over 99.9% of my live and correspondence moves on this site under the influence of various "substances."  I swear if I played sober for a couple days all my ratings would jump at least 200 lol.  

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #25

    WalhallaRoad

    My father was a drinker and my ex girlfriend Is a drinker, but I've never liked it.  I don't get why someone would want to continue doing something that makes them sick.  Alcohol gives me stomach pains and the next day, you sometimes have a headache and feel feverish.  I've never encountered this with weed.  But, then again, low grade weed can make you feel sick.

     

    I've had wine, beer, anything.  It's all the same.  As long as it's alcohol it gives me the same affects.  The only thing I've had that I like is schnapps

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #26

    tkbunny

    ask him ^

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #27

    tonightatsix

    LOL!! He looks so happy!

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #28

    tkbunny

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #29

    iMacChess

    I do drink, but not while I'm working aka playing Chess. ;) ((retired)) Forget about the alcohol. For me a good nights sleep and a cold shower does wonders for my Chess...
  • 9 months ago · Quote · #30

    ex0du5

    Look, a glass or three of some fine sipping absinthe before a game never hurt no one, but you're never going to really improve your game until you can give bath salts the proverbial try.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #31

    Johnsmith1515

    Be like Carlsen.... a partier but pure.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #32

    einstein99

    Buzzed playing is drunk playing,maybe spike the punch bowl at tournament!

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #33

    MasterDuffer

    Johnsmith1515 wrote:

    Be like Carlsen.... a partier but pure.

    From a recent Magnus Carlsen interview:

    O.K. Have you ever competed in a chess game drunk? Just in offhand games with friends. You feel a little bit more confident and creative, but my experience is not that I play better. I know people who have actually played serious games when they have been drinking. None of them have recommended it to others.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/magazine/magnus-carlsen-chess-champion-my-moves-speak-for-themselves.html
     

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #34

    ElKitch

    Smoking marihuana can be good to play chess! It can give you profound insights on the current game, with creative ideas to attack your opponent, while you overlook a tactic and lose a piece.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #35

    N2UHC

    ElKitch wrote:

    Smoking marihuana can be good to play chess! It can give you profound insights on the current game, with creative ideas to attack your opponent, while you overlook a tactic and lose a piece.

    Or, it makes you think you're playing a winning game, and then you look down and wonder where all your pieces went.


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