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#1 The Oncoming Storm

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:13 PM

Chess players to face anti-doping measures

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"I would not know which drug could possibly help a chess player to improve his game," competition manager Yousuf Ahmad Ali said.  "But, yes, there will be official monitors who may demand that players undergo a drugs test after the rounds."

I guess we need to watch out for those nerdy looking folk like me who play chess going off on 'roid rage, huh?

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:34 PM

Good grief.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:33 PM

Hehe, 'roid rage :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:51 PM

This is the dumbest thing I've heard in a longggggggggg time.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:16 PM

View PostLost Cause, on Nov 30 2006, 01:13 PM, said:

Chess players to face anti-doping measures

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"I would not know which drug could possibly help a chess player to improve his game," competition manager Yousuf Ahmad Ali said.  "But, yes, there will be official monitors who may demand that players undergo a drugs test after the rounds."

I guess we need to watch out for those nerdy looking folk like me who play chess going off on 'roid rage, huh?

I guess that would explain your yellow eyes.  :D
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:19 PM

View PostLin731, on Nov 30 2006, 07:51 PM, said:

This is the dumbest thing I've heard in a longggggggggg time.

Well there are other drugs out there than steroids, uppers and caffeine are just as bad as steroids in their own way.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:44 PM

View PostLost Cause, on Nov 30 2006, 12:13 PM, said:

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"I would not know which drug could possibly help a chess player to improve his game," competition manager Yousuf Ahmad Ali said.  "But, yes, there will be official monitors who may demand that players undergo a drugs test after the rounds."

I guess we need to watch out for those nerdy looking folk like me who play chess going off on 'roid rage, huh?


Mark:  :ermm:  Uh....Yep!  I'd say there were lot's of dopes in that sport!  :nod:
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:44 PM

I was taking Ginko-Biloba to improve my memory while playing chess,
but unfortunately, I can't remember where I left it and now I can't remember where I left my chess set either.


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:50 PM

Chess players would probably take speed to artificially improve their game.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:58 PM

^I would have thought, though, that an upper like that would potentially force mistakes a chess player cannot afford to make.  I've always heard that patience was key in that game.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:09 PM

I would think that's a danger for anyone doping with any performance enhancing substance.  In this case, you think faster -- which means you can evaluate a greater number of potential courses of action -- but you might pull the trigger on one before you've properly thought it through.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:14 PM

That would be my concern as a chess player (and I play sporadically).  If you don't consider all courses of action properly, one that looks good (and boy do they all!) could be your undoing quickly.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:31 PM

Hmm....well, when my brother was in his addictive phase, he always thought he played chess better with small amounts of cocaine. I thought he was nuts.

I doubt there's anything that could enhance your chess performance without making you trigger-happy.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:41 PM

View PostRhea, on Dec 1 2006, 12:31 PM, said:

Hmm....well, when my brother was in his addictive phase, he always thought he played chess better with small amounts of cocaine. I thought he was nuts.

I doubt there's anything that could enhance your chess performance without making you trigger-happy.

Hmm what about anti-ADHD stuff?  That seems to help increase concentration and focus.  Could help with chess.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 04:15 PM

I had a buddy that used to call 5 milligrams of Valum "Work Inducers". He was one heck of a chess player. I only managed to win one match from him. I was pretty stoned at the time. I focased on each piece, one at a time, for the entire match, before deciding on the next move.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:09 PM

View PostRobert Hewitt Wolfe, on Dec 1 2006, 12:41 PM, said:

View PostRhea, on Dec 1 2006, 12:31 PM, said:

Hmm....well, when my brother was in his addictive phase, he always thought he played chess better with small amounts of cocaine. I thought he was nuts.

I doubt there's anything that could enhance your chess performance without making you trigger-happy.

Hmm what about anti-ADHD stuff?  That seems to help increase concentration and focus.  Could help with chess.

I'm happy to say little brother doesn't do chemicals any more, and he's been clean for about 15 years now. I'm so proud.

I'm not sure but what Ritalin and stuff like that wouldn't have really weird effects on somebody whose chemistry wasn't already out of whack. Orph would know.

I knew a mom who got addicted to her kid's Ritalin. She thought she was being twice as efficent, but actually she was about four times as crazy. :p Certainly didn't improve HER chess performance. ;) Not that she ever played. It may have been a psychological dependency, but it was very real to her. :eek:

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:16 PM

View PostRhea, on Dec 1 2006, 08:09 PM, said:

I'm not sure but what Ritalin and stuff like that wouldn't have really weird effects on somebody whose chemistry wasn't already out of whack. Orph would know.

Did you mean that to be funny?  :devil:

The stats on questionable prescription of ritalin are alarming -- A significant percentage (maybe even a majority) probably don't have to be on it.  A lot of times, they're just hyper kids whose parents want help dealing with them.  So, hey, why not get them addicted to speed-y drugs young?  Next step: crystal!

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:34 AM

^the scary thing is that Ritalin can even make people more hyper.

I was on it to deal with my ADD for a while (I've been clean for almost 2 years now), and while it did help me focus better, it made me incredibly hyper and jittery.

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#19 Hibblette

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:48 AM

Actually Ritalin is prescribed by Doctors of the elderly in nursing homes to give em a little get up and go.

I've read were the children who benefit from the Ritalin actually are having an "allergic" reaction to it-instead of being hyper they act the opposite.

Sort of like how some people act differently when they drink liquor.  Liquor is a relaxant...but some people get absolutely wild and hyper when they get to drinking the whiskey.

In other words all of us have different bodies with different reactions. :wacko:

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:00 PM

Beta Blockers where the drug of choice for orchestra musician, it makes you focus and blocks out all other distractions.

Ginkgo Biloba stimulates the neural net and I use it to sweep the fog a way when ever it invades my head or if I'm going to an auction and I want a leg up on the competition. You have to be sharp to keep up with a motor mouth auctioneer.

Either of these drugs are used to enhance mental agility without sending you off the deep end, when not abused.
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