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Why do player stare at each other like a psycho?.


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #1

    Angom_Nongsha_Singh

    I have noticed frequent in tournament matches in television that most player keep staring the other like a statue without any smile. Uhhh i will die in shyness.. In my case ,can't even raise my head?

    What is the theory behind staring?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #2

    blueemu

    If your opponent thinks that he's playing against a dangerously unhinged psychotic, it might be hard for him to give his full attention to the game.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #3

    Balachandar

    Face is the index of the mind. When I look at my opponent's face, I may tell if he has seen a brilliant move, or not.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #4

    blueemu

    I like my theory better.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #5

    Annabella1

    I cant play in tournaments.....Im too expresive....I make faces and  start talking to myself  hahahahahaha

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #6

    Mandy711

    Psychological warfare. War between two psychos.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #7

    Angom_Nongsha_Singh

    I cant read faces @balachandar

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #8

    Angom_Nongsha_Singh

    Lolz but experienced players wouldnt make faces.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #9

    winerkleiner

    I have a nervous tic and it looks like I'm winking at my opponent, it's most disconcerning.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #10

    Angom_Nongsha_Singh

    But i didnt got YOU.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #11

    Angom_Nongsha_Singh

    It happens to me too!!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #12

    Annabella1

    I have many tics

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #13

    DrSpudnik

    I have intentionally looked worried when waiting for my opponent to fall into a trap. If someone wants to judge by my face instead of the position, that's OK by me.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #14

    Angom_Nongsha_Singh

    Oh ehehehe..

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #15

    Annabella1

    Good technique Dr. Spud

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #16

    winerkleiner

    When my opponent touches a piece intented to move, I shake my head no violently and roll my eyes.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #17

    DrSpudnik

    skullskullskull wrote:
    DrSpudnik wrote:

    I have intentionally looked worried when waiting for my opponent to fall into a trap. If someone wants to judge by my face instead of the position, that's OK by me.

    My OTB rating is several hundred points above my internet ratings because I look like an idiot.

    An effective strategy!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #18

    blueemu

    skullskullskull wrote:

    My OTB rating is several hundred points above my internet ratings because I look like an idiot.

    Yeah, that doesn't work in online games, because EVERYONE on the Internet is an idiot.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #19

    Magnet-21

    It is in fact a message that they are conveying. When these two players are super-GM's and are staring at each other, it means that they are secretly to each other and discussing the game. When it is Chuck Norris, it means you're about to receive punishment.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #20

    winerkleiner

    In mid game, I excuse myself, give myself a hair cut, come back looking like David Spade.  It works everytime.


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