10094 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
whenever i entered into the last stages of game, i always become anxious to go for a good move and sometimes becomes nervous in afraid of wrong move ......
how do i control my nerves in the last stages ???
Breath deeply and slowly. Take a short walk if you are not in time pressure.
Might work :D
I have the same problem when I'm in any tense position, doesn't matter if it is an unfamiliar opening, in the middlegame, or in the endgame. Sometimes, the nerves stay frayed and I just try to take my time (if I have time) and do the best I can.
ya it is good to walk and take deep breath ........ but what in the case of time bound games ??
Online or otb? For the latter, just remember that there's a good chance that your opponent's just as anxious as you are. Take deep breaths and dont let em see you break a sweat
thank you very much
There was a user on here (I fail to remember their name unfortunately) who would do pushups at otb tournaments during critical moments during games. Try that! It has the added bonus of weirding the other players out.
means the point is that ......to overcome mental fatigue ... a person requires physical exercise ........
do some meditation b4 going to the tournament hall....that'll help u control the emotions during a chess game. (and it won't just benefit your chess either)
he he he :D :D
Its just a game...As others have said deep (diaphramatic-google it might be spelled with a g) breathing.
At every move you are trying to find the best move. Find the best move you can. Even if you are unsure and can't calculate it all out, but feel it has to be winning then go with it. You might lose, but then you have a good learning experience and at the same time develop instincts,creativity, and a fighting spirit which I think are undervalued by all but the best of players. If you just try and find it after the game you might still learn something. BUt, I think playing something which isn't calculated all the way out with an idea in mind can create a great sense of confidence in your abilities and ideas.
Oh and just noticed the time control comment. If we are talking 5 min games there are plenty of moments for deep breaths. In a 5 min game there are at least a couple moves where I will take about 30 seconds. U can get plenty of good deep breaths in at those moments. In a real blitz there isn't really time for me to get nervous. But, maybe that is just me?
went from 1400 to 1700 in 1.5 months, it's easy!
by Wolfbird 6 minutes ago
The entire Blog section of Chess.com is gone! Is this due to V3??
by RonaldJosephCote 7 minutes ago
Why o why :P
by Wolfbird 10 minutes ago
Why are no chess pieces appearing and five blinking grey squares in the center
by JamesHWard 15 minutes ago
by AllanJones 29 minutes ago
Most annoying thing to experience in a chess game.
by htdavidht 32 minutes ago
Is this a win for Black?
by Remellion 35 minutes ago
Hurt/heal chess youtubers!
by Supreme_Commander_FS 35 minutes ago
Where did my opponent go wrong?
by aman_makhija 39 minutes ago
Chessenall vs Chess.com
by MSC157 42 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!