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Reply #8 - 04/05/21 at 12:42:58
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I’d not be averse to sunning myself by the pool a little before a game. A massage even. (Not from anyone here, but thanks for offering). I’d generally avoid drinks with umbrellas in though. Swimming, no, not my thang.

A brisk 10-minute walk does me fine. Good idea, yes, I think so. I would not wish to stay in a hotel further away than a 10-minute walk, ideally. I specifically choose and book based on that.

A related point is that I prefer arriving on the dot. I don’t like general chat before playing. Focus. Arrive, straight to the board and to playing. Idle chat with pals is after.
  
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Reply #7 - 04/05/21 at 11:03:25
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My question was intended to be serious, yet I haven't received a serious answer.  Smiley
Sometimes I feel sleepy after going to the swimming pool, but the question is if the reason is lying around too long on the lawn or even the chloride in the pool?
Perhaps then it would be better to go to a lake!  Roll Eyes


So, why did you feel sleepy? might be a better question since that sounds like the real issue. You also said, "at the pool," which is not the same as *in* the pool. According to the movies, all manners of things can happen at or in a pool that sometimes leave the participants happy but sleepy afterwards. Naturally, I avoid those kind of movies - but I have heard,...  Grin
  
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Reply #6 - 04/05/21 at 10:51:13
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Reading old threads: the top player in my country always goes for a 20 minute walk before the round. Fresh air and a cleared mind is a benefit, why wouldn't a swim be similar ?
  
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Reply #5 - 07/03/08 at 07:14:13
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I think a bit of exercise would be good befre a round, would reduce stress-anyway as chess is sedentary sport it is important to  get some physical exercise
  
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Reply #4 - 07/02/08 at 09:13:34
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My question was intended to be serious, yet I haven't received a serious answer.  Smiley
Sometimes I feel sleepy after going to the swimming pool, but the question is if the reason is lying around too long on the lawn or even the chloride in the pool?
Perhaps then it would be better to go to a lake!  Roll Eyes
  
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Re: Going to the swimming pool before the round?!? ;)
Reply #3 - 07/02/08 at 06:47:11
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Didn't your mother ever tell you that you must wait a half hour after swimming before you can play chess? Otherwise your brain could cramp up!   Cheesy
  
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Reply #2 - 07/01/08 at 15:07:14
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This is well known to be good for your chess. Wink


http://www.bobby-fischer.net/bobby_fischer_quotes_23.htm
  
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Reply #1 - 07/01/08 at 11:55:51
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This one of the most topical problems we face - hundreds of chess players tried the same forgetting that the consequences may be fatal: There is the danger that all the chess information of your brain is washed out. I therefore would highly recommend to close eyes, wear a large headphone to protect the ears and pull a big finger in each nose hole - believe me, this is the only way to protect your chess information! Place a chessboard near the swimming pool and have a look at it at least every 5 minutes - if you feel you cant remember the variations you planned to play immediatly leave the pool and search for medical treatment. But out of my own experience I have to say that in this case its usually too late and you have to start learning chess from the very beginning. Is it really worth all the trouble?
  
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Going to the swimming pool before the round?!? ;)
07/01/08 at 09:52:01
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As in the summer there are traditionally many chess tournaments, I ask myself if it is positive or negative for one's play to spend time at the swimming pool before playing chess.

What do you think?  Wink
  
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