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Advice for dealing with tilt.

B1ZMARK

straighten your back, sit up straight!

ricorat
LordErenYeager wrote:

I see, so you seek competitive chess. Thats good. Maybe you should try creating a smurf account and stomp some 500ish players like us?

Yes I do like playing chess competitively! I’m totally fine with losing games as I’m not going to learn as much for my wins but, I’m trying get some advice for when I’m tilted and losing 5+ games in a row for the best ways to recover 🙂

ricorat
B1ZMARK wrote:

straighten your back, sit up straight!

Also some genius advice!

royalknight101
ricorat wrote:
B1ZMARK wrote:

straighten your back, sit up straight!

Also some genius advice!

play in bed cause you feel more relaxed

Optimissed
Boogalicious wrote:
Optimissed wrote:
ricorat wrote:

Hello everyone recently I’ve been pretty tilted and I’ve been blundering simple things. Does anyone have any advice?

Bertter put something under one of the table legs & the pieces won't fall on the floor.

I literally wrote the same comment (maybe slightly funnier) and then realized you'd written it a couple comments up . We'll see who gets there first in the next forum post.

I'm a Brit so it can be a bit dead pan. Losing at chess is like walking off the edge of the world in a dream. Whatever you do, you're still walking off the edge until you learn to fly.

Optimissed
ricorat wrote:
Optimissed wrote:
ricorat wrote:

Hello everyone recently I’ve been pretty tilted and I’ve been blundering simple things. Does anyone have any advice?

Bertter put something under one of the table legs & the pieces won't fall on the floor.

You sir, are a genius! The best way to stop my tilt is to put something under my table legs!

I've been telling people that for some time but some of them don't believe me. I'm glad it was of some help.

Let me tell you something ..... at work back in about 1981, I used to play dominos for money with two or three others at lunch breaks. Later on, when my parents were growing older, it turned out they liked a game of dominos after something like eight hours clearing the land they were building a house on, with me helping them. My dad was a superb mathematician and my mother was a kind of witch, it seemed. She could go on a winning run and nothing would stop her and she'd be laughing and almost cackling with glee. It didn't seem right because I was supposed to be good at the game. Eventually I found out how to stop her. I used to go outside, climb up onto a heap of muck we'd made and jump around on top of it. Then when I came back, I'd always win. Straight up, no kidding. I didn't even need to run around it widdershins.

GrunkleJoe

You've gotten a lot of advice, some worthwhile others not so much.

My advice, if weahter condtions permit,

go to your lo cal park with your favorite music, a snack

and a bubble machine.

Start the music just loud enough as not to 'tilt' others,

set up the machine on the upwind side of the park,

start the device, sit back and watch the reactions.

munch the snack at your leisure.

KeSetoKaiba
DigitalWarfare wrote:

As has been said in this thread: You can't just "not tilt". You have to find the root causes of your reasons for tilting and then address them. I think as long as you know you put 100% effort into your game, you can learn to take losses as part of the learning experience. Did anyone ever expect to just never lose a game of Chess when playing tons of them weekly? Of course not. So, there's nothing occurring that's unexpected when we blunder and lose. At least if you know, deep down, that you tried you hardest and then reviewed the game with that same energy and focus, it will be easier to control said tilt. After all - what would there be to be upset about in such case? If you're tilting, there's something going on outside of that and it's not just related to your Chess game. Whatever it is, it will come out in any aspect of your life as soon as something doesn't go your way. That's why improving your emotional control at games like chess and poker makes dealing with the everyday nonsense life throws at us much, much easier. 

+1 Helpful advice that is in the same grain of what I posted; I'm quoting this so it doesn't get buried, but I can already see the quality of this thread slipping into a joke thread...so my quoting here is a last-ditch stand for those serious about working on their tilt.

Optimissed

My advice was the correct advice. That's #98. No-one else seems to have understood how to break a run by positive action.

FearlessPuffin

When I tilt, I expect to lose, but I don't really think that.

If you expect to win, and play a game, you will get rid of the tilt. (works for me, at least.)