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by Louise Sinclair
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5361

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

The headaches are often caused by poor posture at the board - slumping for prolonged periods causes strain on the neck.
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5361

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

My main problem is not during the game but attempting to sleep afterwards. Never really found a solution to this other than replacing chess with table tennis. I now sleep very easily, don't get headaches, have lost loads of weight, feel much fitter, have much more energy and look forward to evening...
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5361

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

A modest daily dose of DHEA can do much to keep up the stamina yet not affect calmness. 25mg of micronized DHEA might be helpful - my husband has found it excellent for chess.
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5361

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

I suggest that to calm the surge of adrenalin you avoid caffeine and other stimulants for several hours before you play. I also recommend drinking plenty of water during play and a quick refreshing trick is to go and wet the back of your neck, face and wrists - very calming and non sedative. I would...
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

If it is young players you are aiming at then don't go for the parents. Children and young people generally dismiss anything that parents approve of as as un cool.
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

In our league we have seen chess clubs folding either due to low membership or because they cannot find a reasonably priced venue.
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

Aside from anything else there are loads of people who play casually on the internet. It seems to me that trying to encourage a few of them to play club chess would be quite a profitable way to expand numbers. Most internet chess players are not interested in leaving the comfort of their homes to p...
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

Promoting national events is obviously a different matter although I don't think I would waste much energy on getting into the tabloids. People reading a tabloid - I wouldn't use the term 'tabloid reader' as they may well read other things as well and just be delving into the red-tops for light ent...
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

Unfortunately exposure to local newspapers won't hit the radar - most people don't bother to read them. Todays focus is on the tabloids. Tabloids thrive on sensationalism and controversial people - the national journalists are skilled at getting people to be presented in print in the way that the ne...
by Louise Sinclair
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

Chess is not popular in modern dumb down Britain with it's obsession with soap operas and reality shows. Chess will never grab media attention when even the Daily Telegraph takes a greater interest in photographing a female actress wearing a gown for some award then promoting intellectual pastimes. ...
by Louise Sinclair
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

Personally David Beckham has never been to my taste. As a straight woman I'm not into men who wax their chests and wear female underwear. I like masculinity with a hairy chest and dark good looks - not bleached airy fairy blondness. I guess his bank balance is appealing.
by Louise Sinclair
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

How about the hottest wealthiest male chess player - the guy who drives a decent motor and is dressed smartly with good looks - any candidates? It's not about the money. David Beckham was not rich when he started out. He was just a good-looking guy who played football well. He used the media to mak...
by Louise Sinclair
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 11041

Re: Publicity Officer

How about the hottest wealthiest male chess player - the guy who drives a decent motor and is dressed smartly with good looks - any candidates?
by Louise Sinclair
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The most ridiculous article ever published by the Guardian?
Replies: 58
Views: 9536

Re: The most ridiculous article ever published by the Guardi

My family are used to possessing fire arms and we have yet to commit mass murder.As for only discussing murder methods in the USA - general unavailability of guns did not prevent the bombers from causing a massacre on London't tubes several years ago.
by Louise Sinclair
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The most ridiculous article ever published by the Guardian?
Replies: 58
Views: 9536

Re: The most ridiculous article ever published by the Guardi

I would note that the majority of killings are carried out with weapons which are not guns.