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erps
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  Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 11:18
Hi

I admit it, i am superstitious playing my NC games (only the tournament games, not the daily play). The last tournament matches i lost one game for every chocolate bar i was eating this day BEFORE the match. So i decided to reward me with one choco bar for every won game AFTER the match and it worked! Wink

I know this is 100% irrational and i don't really believe in such crap but i am doing it anyway Embarassed

Now the question? Are there others with a routine before or during a game? Like playing the first track lefthanded, playing naked before the screen (without webcam hopefully Smile) or giving every kid a kiss (or a smack)? Writing some keyphrases in the beginning like "gl" or "Hi"?

I think i am not the only one Smile

bye, erps


      
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 12:07
I wear my specially made TTR Nation's Cup Shirt!
      
OLE rudi
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 12:10
Of course you are because:

playing single handed and naked on the front lawn
of the university is definitely no superstition Shocked (now you know why I was so cold during my last game). Prove by single case. Works perfectly.

Rudi Confused
      
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 13:05
lol, rudi Embarassed

i always need coffee ... hot, deep black and many !!!
and spuadmon's neighbour, my friend angus, plays the guitar ...
thats my thing ...
... and i'm naked like rudi, but i life abouve the bakery,
i never have cold! Wink

shamo Cool
      
Monika
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 15:17
What is it with you guys and being naked Shocked ?? What's the advantage of that??? Maybe you people are amply proportioned, but when you're petite like me and get cold very easily, you better have a good reason for getting naked, and I tell you guys: TTR ain't it Very Happy !!!

So when I get ready for a good long playing session, I get into my comfiest, coziest and oldest clothes Embarassed (that's why the webcam is ALWAYS facing the wall). Like Shamogi, I need lots of coffee but not black, with cream, yummy. Also, a good supply of cigarettes (sorry, I know I'm an outcast, but I can still do it in the privacy of my own home!!). And if, on top of all those perfect surrounding conditions, no nagging children/spouses (same thing, really) are present, it's TTR heaven! Then I'm ready to go for hours on end ..... but wait, forgot something, just before I start, I practice typing "grats" about 50 times.

I use it a lot Confused .

Monika
      
OLE Bats_
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 16:03
in the morgning i do it half like shamo....
Quote:

i always need coffee ... hot, deep black and many !!!
and my cigaretts Sad

in the evening the other half like shamo...
Quote:

... and spuadmon's neighbour, my friend angus, plays the guitar ...
in the backround... when i am only looking to some games...

BUT if i had to play NC, here is my to-do-list:

kids in bed
my sweatheart sitting at tv
Telephon in off-position
restart the laptop
round the lap:
a good vine (bordeaux, sauvignon...)
Gummibärchen (sorry i dont know THAT translation)
Chips
Cigarettes
good Old Hard Rock in my ears

Than the games can come...
sitting the next 5 hours here - oh NC is so great... Smile

OLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
bats

      
Monika
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 17:17
Good OLE-Bats,

Du wirst mir immer sympathischer !!

English: I like you more and more Very Happy !!

Monika
      
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 18:19
There's only one good way to be relaxed for your match:

ACTION

Now you know why I don't like to play all my games at once, and also why there's so many ankle biters running around here.

      
OLE sebbo
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 18:54
I have also some points which are important for me:

1. I always have, for every match, a special song, for unleashing some kind of a "killer instinct" Twisted Evil . I listen to it on full blast with my headset.
2. unplugged phone
2. loose fitting clothes
3. enough cigarettes
4. apple juice or creamy and sugared cappuccino

Thats it Wink

Ah one thing to mention is, im only naked during summer, cause im living in a penthouse and it gets VERY hot in here ! Cool

cheers
sebbo

[Updated on: Tue, 10 October 2006 18:56]

      
Nanni15
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 19:41
Hi,

i need only chocolate and a lot of it!

During my last games with Da Vince i had two 100 g pieces of those "quadratisch..." sort....

And sometimes i need a shower between the games Wink


Nanni Smile
      
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 20:56
I like to play with a big plate of food in front of me. Cool This is because often I am playing at my lunch break when I have a match with Europeans. No real superstitions though...
      
thadd
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Re:Superstition and playing games Tue, 10 October 2006 23:19
just beer; that's why I don't really play my daytime...
and music is good too!


P.S. and kid, my motto is 'luck in the game, unlucky in love' so when it's about important tournament games: no Action! Wink

      
Leleline_J
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Re:Superstition and playing games Wed, 11 October 2006 13:30
I just need like nanni do a LOT OF "SCHOGGI" Cool Very Happy Rolling Eyes
And it has to be absolutly quite .......... Evil or Very Mad
      
thetic
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Re:Superstition and playing games Wed, 11 October 2006 14:43
1) I take more risk when I am on a winning streak, less risk when I am on a losing streak Laughing

2) Whenever I lose twice in a row to somebody, I make sure I take a break, then come back and play that same person again! If I lose the third time, then I pick an easier opponent until I have won back my points, THEN go at the same nemesis again Very Happy

3) If an opponent gets Van-Mon AND Se-NY against me twice in a row on the same day, which also happens to be his birthday, (it really happened - go ask Goscha) I take a complete break from TTR and go play Scrabble for a while Shocked

Haha....hope that helps!

[Updated on: Wed, 11 October 2006 14:50]

      
    
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