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AbsorbAll

Sometimes I push the wrong button on my cell phone chessboard. For example, I might move my king when I meant to move my queen. That's what happened in a recent game, and then I resigned. This doesn't happen on a computer with a mouse. These "sticky finger" mistakes are maddening.

Wits-end
AbsorbAll wrote:

Sometimes I push the wrong button on my cell phone chessboard. For example, I might move my king when I meant to move my queen. That's what happened in a recent game, and then I resigned. This doesn't happen on a computer with a mouse. These "sticky finger" mistakes are maddening.

When i was young, my momma told me to wash my hands often. I learned that it really helps. 😉

EndgameEnthusiast2357

Cleaning the phone screen and drying it is just as important

Wits-end
EndgameEnthusiast2357 wrote:

Cleaning the phone screen and drying it is just as important

True! Ever take a close look at the thing you hold on your ear? I mean, a really close look.

EndgameEnthusiast2357

I don't need to, I can see the stuff on it at an arms length!

bobby_max

Do I want to know what's on your fingers that's making them sticky?

Zunayed_781038

Gum

EndgameEnthusiast2357

Fingernail crud stuff.

ramsdellc

cheese

AbsorbAll

My fingers are clean enough most of the time. I wash my hands often. I don't always wash my hands after I have eaten greasy pizza, though. I don't clean my phone screen very often. Even with a clean screen and clean fingers, you can still have problems, because the chess pieces are so small relative to your fingers. To avoid these mistakes, you need to concentrate really hard ever time you touch a piece, and this concentration detracts from the concentration you need to play a decent game.