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  • 22 months ago · Quote · #1

    LordHarnois

    If I play chess In real life I seem to do best, but let's put that aside and focus on Chess.com play. While I'm on vacation at my house my skill seems to increase. I win more games so bigger blunders more often etc. When I get back to college all of a sudden my ratings drop. I was wondering if anyone else had similiar problems and what they do about it.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #2

    waffllemaster

    I'd guess you're stressed / distracted.  Either stop going to classes so you can focus on your chess (hah) or find a happy place/time and play there.  Maybe the dorms are distracting (if you live on campus).  Headphones to drown out noise?  Maybe a local coffee shop would be better?  Weekends only?  Play after homework is done?  Are you getting enough sleep?  ...

    Why do you think your rating drops?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #3

    LordHarnois

    I just don't know I think it's because I'm just not quite used to being away from home.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #4

    BruceJuice

    Figure out what makes you feel uncomfortable or different online.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #5

    ivandh

    BruceJuice wrote:

    Figure out what makes you feel uncomfortable or different online.

    I'm guessing that's the point of this thread.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #6

    -waller-

    My rating always drops when I'm at uni. The reason - I have so much more to concentrate on at uni and have barely any time for chess!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #7

    LordHarnois

    hurenbumser wrote:

    better go back home to your mom then

    yours truly

    hurenbumser

    Perhaps my mommy is needed...

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #8

    Vivinski

    hurenbumser wrote:

    better go back home to your mom then

    yours truly

    hurenbumser

    this guy has a very offensive screenname so you guys know, it's ze German

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #9

    ivandh

    Vivinski wrote:
    hurenbumser wrote:

    better go back home to your mom then

    yours truly

    hurenbumser

    this guy has a very offensive screenname so you guys know, it's ze German

    Is it offensive simply for being German?


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