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Is Chess Really Good for Your Brain?


  • 11 months ago · Quote · #321

    RocknRollWoman

    Ziryab wrote:

    Pain is weakness leaving the body.

    Pain is weak chess moves leaving your noggin and manifesting on the chess board in front of you, for all the world to see.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #322

    ptd570

    all this talk about good vs bad has got me remembering that I dont really care about whats good or bad...the only thing that matters truely is to enjoy the ride before my train leaves (for good)

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #323

    Ubik42

    ptd570 wrote:

    all this talk about good vs bad has got me remembering that I dont really care about whats good or bad...the only thing that matters truely is to enjoy the ride before my train leaves (for good)

    Thats good.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #324

    motherinlaw

    "If It Feels Good, Do It!" "Make Love, Not War!"  "Flower Power!" 

    (Chess must be bad for the brain -- all I can remember now is slogans from the '60's ... sad, just sad ...)

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #325

    DrSpudnik

    If it feels bad, do it!

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #326

    laurie66

    I will ask my brain to see what it thinks and the answer is there is no way known to reverse entropy that's the last time I consult it on anything

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #327

    electricpawn

    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #328

    electricpawn

    motherinlaw wrote:

    "If It Feels Good, Do It!" "Make Love, Not War!"  "Flower Power!" 

    (Chess must be bad for the brain -- all I can remember now is slogans from the '60's ... sad, just sad ...)

    The decade of the sixties travelled  past

    Like the afternoon flight of a white dove

    Leaving ideas. Some did some didn't last.

    End war, civil rights, the summer of love.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #329

    motherinlaw

    electricpawn wrote:
    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

    lol -- a generous offer!  I'd take him up on it.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #330

    ptd570

    I dont know, maybe you coulda asked Fischer how he somehow avoided mental asylums before he died...Steinitz couldnt avoid the mental asylum in New york where he died... Rubinstein died while suffering from schizophrenia & anthropophobia in his last days...Alekhine was put in a mental hospital 1943 just 3 years before he died.

    3 out of 4 of these guys are on the all time Top 10 chess players! The fourth one Rubinstein was top 40 all time. What does all this tell you about chess being really good for the brain?Frown

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #331

    DrSpudnik

    The brain is not the mind.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #332

    fburton

    The mind is what the brain does.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #333

    bigpoison

    electricpawn wrote:
    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

    Once was enough.  I think the best strategy would be to quit my job.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #334

    electricpawn

    bigpoison wrote:
    electricpawn wrote:
    bigpoison wrote:

    Really?  My heart races when German Shepherds are chewing on me.  I'm pretty sure that's not good for me.

    Does this happen often, bp? I think I could help you with some strategies to avoid these events in the future.

    Once was enough.  I think the best strategy would be to quit my job.

    Dude, I know those PED's are expensive, but what job is that?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #335

    motherinlaw

    Oh, bp, I could have told you "German Shepherd Jaw Pressure Tester" usually does turn out to be a more stressful job than people might imagine.  Do you have any other skills?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #336

    bigpoison

    It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta' do it.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #337

    fburton

    lol @ bigpoison!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #338

    laurie66

    If you enjoy chess then it must be good because it produces a good feeling and when you lose it makes you feel bad


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