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how to improve your concentration?


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #81

    BlackLeopard-1

    rofl

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #82

    BlackLeopard-1

    Let me break it  down "dot-by-dot" for you, since subtlety of intelligence seem to escape you.

    Seeing that I did mention in a previous post that I got off caffeine, nicotine and alcohol => you should have REALIZED *correctly* that I was once a drinker, smoker and caffeine addict. Instead you PRESUME *erroneously * things with "your imaginary dots connecting".

    Telling a former drinker smoker and caffeine addict such as myself that I don't know what withdrawal is amounts to telling a policeman "Didn't you know guns can kill?".

    ROFL

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #83

    blueemu

    Can't you two love-birds get a private room?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #84

    BlackLeopard-1

    blueemu wrote:

    Can't you two love-birds get a private room?

    ROFL...aren't you getting any voyeuristic pleasure from this?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #85

    I_Am_Second

    tjepie wrote:

    hello people,

    i am a 17 year old dutch boy. since march i have started playing -whitout  any succes-  at a chessclub. the time for each game is 1 hour 40 minutes and 5 seconds per move.  after 90 minuts i start to run out of focus and start to make poor moves or even mistakes.

    i lost 10 games, had 4 draws and no wins at the and of the season. in the beginning i thougt it was a lack of tallent but at a blitz/rapid tournemant at the and of the year i scorred 4.5 out og 9 games.

    i need to now how i can improve my concentration? i am thinking about taking a 20 minue brake during the game to just go walk or something. (just walking away frow the chessboard whitout stopping the clock.)

    can someone please help me wiht my problem?


    Get up and walk around to get the blood flowing. 

    Stay hydrated, by drinking water.

    This one will sound strange, and i dont guarantee its success, but it worked for me.  If you feel yourself starting to lose focus, envision the board without the pieces on it.  It takes time, it takes practice, and i have no idea why it works for me, but it does.  After awhile the pieces seem to stand out more, making them more pronounced, and easier to see the board. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #86

    blueemu

    I_Am_Second wrote:

    This one will sound strange, and i dont guarantee its success, but it worked for me.  If you feel yourself starting to lose focus, envision the board without the pieces on it.

    Back when I used to give amateur blindfold exhibitions, I found that holding a watch up to my ear helped me visualize the board.

    Nowadays, of course... damned digital watches...

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #87

    I_Am_Second

    blueemu wrote:
    I_Am_Second wrote:

    This one will sound strange, and i dont guarantee its success, but it worked for me.  If you feel yourself starting to lose focus, envision the board without the pieces on it.

    Back when I used to give amateur blindfold exhibitions, I found that holding a watch up to my ear helped me visualize the board.

    Nowadays, of course... damned digital watches...


    Yep...trying to stay concentrated, or improving it, is subiective at best, and different things work for different people. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #88

    BlackLeopard-1

    blueemu and I Am Second -- them's good advice

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #89

    airantrobo

    by just playing your concentration will improve over time

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #90

    mrtampa2

    play correspondance or online chess (where you can think on a move for 3 days) and learn to slow down. In correspondance chess try to spend even cpl of hours on a move in hard positions.

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #91

    Herebrocker

    put about 10 000 but not exactly 10 000 peas on a table. Then put one after the other into a case and count them until no pea is left on the table. if you get 3 times in a row the right number, you can try the next step: doing it blindfold. most people are not able to do that one time correctly - if you can do that 3 times in a row your concentration will be good. maybe you should start with 1000 as a beginner. - some hints: if it is too easy then colour the table with the same colour the peas have and use the sticks the chinese have for eating.

    another exercise is to solve crossword puzzles while having sex and count the pies at the same time.

    i heard some bad societies in the past made experiments with electric - and some old school russian chess teachers hit their students - maybe that can help you too.

    tell me if my hints were helpfully - good luck

    or pay me - i tell you how good your concentration will become after 10 sessions with me:

    if you make a reaction test after our exercises - your reaction time will be 0,18 seconds even if you have to wait 10 hours for the indicating signal. would that be good enough for you?

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #92

    Herebrocker

    but of course it depends on your talent also. some cool american pilots can stay cool with a low pulse and do what they have to do with full concentration even if they are in high danger and short to lose their live. that is something you cant get by training - for that you have to be the "right stuff" and nobody knows why some are that cool and others not.

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #93

    Zwischenzzug

    Play chess regularly. It would automatically go up

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #94

    Legendary_Race_Rod

    Herebrocker wrote:

    put about 10 000 but not exactly 10 000 peas on a table. Then put one after the other into a case and count them until no pea is left on the table. if you get 3 times in a row the right number, you can try the next step: doing it blindfold. most people are not able to do that one time correctly - if you can do that 3 times in a row your concentration will be good. maybe you should start with 1000 as a beginner. - some hints: if it is too easy then colour the table with the same colour the peas have and use the sticks the chinese have for eating.

    another exercise is to solve crossword puzzles while having sex and count the pies at the same time.

    i heard some bad societies in the past made experiments with electric - and some old school russian chess teachers hit their students - maybe that can help you too.

    tell me if my hints were helpfully - good luck

    or pay me - i tell you how good your concentration will become after 10 sessions with me:

    if you make a reaction test after our exercises - your reaction time will be 0,18 seconds even if you have to wait 10 hours for the indicating signal. would that be good enough for you?

    Herebrocker wrote: another exercise is to solve crossword puzzles while having sex and count the pies at the same time - i tell you how good your concentration will become after 10 sessions with me Blimey. What are your fees and could you tell us more about the pies?

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #95

    airantrobo

    solve tactics while having sex sounds good

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #96

    elLeNoe

    Eat dark chocolate its good for the brain and helps to annoy your opponent too. Smack your lips too. Seriously in this day and age we need every advantage. 

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #97

    michael432000

    The standard meditative practice for improving concentration is to close your eyes and imagine a perfectly small full stop (like on the page of a newspaper) on the screen of your mind. The mind also needs to be engaged with just one thought such as ‘I am peaceful’ or ‘I am stable’.

     

    If you cannot hold a perfectly clear image of the full stop then that is an indication of mental interference filtering through your subconscious mind.

     

    I propose that the levels of interference can explain the fundamental difference between the abilities of a top GM and an ordinary player, that is to say that the inherent quality of the mind of the GM is superior.

     

    Note: of course that does not mean that any person is actually superior or inferior to any other person but just that his experience will be different.

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #98

    kaynight

    What's this thread about again?

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #99

    Herebrocker

    hey kaynight - concentrate!

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #100

    elLeNoe

    Make sure you have a good breakfast before the tournament, but dont bloat your self.  You may want to try some energy drinks or fruit bars. You could forget OTB and play Standard On Line here on Chess.Com Smile Make sure you are seeing the whole board. If your like me and need naps forget OTB altogether.


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