View Poll Results: Are you a night-owl, morning lark, or in between?

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Thread: Owl or fowl?

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    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
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    Owl or fowl?

    Most of the top chessplayers throughout history seem to have been night-owls. It was said of Lasker and Capablanca that they never had breakfast before most people had lunch. More recently, Fischer and Kramnik were well known as owls.

    But many tournament organizers seem to love early mornings. It seems out of step with what many chessplayers like.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
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    great thread!!

    I usually go to bed at 6-7am and wake up at 5/6 pm.

    This is great because I spend less money this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruupy
    great thread!!

    I usually go to bed at 6-7am and wake up at 5/6 pm.

    This is great because I spend less money this way.
    Are you on night shift? Certainly good for your Hobart Int'l Club nights.
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    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    I love the night

    " I live to see those rays slip away
    I love the night"



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    We need another option in the poll: Both.

    On a typical day, I go to bed after midnight and am up before 6am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman
    We need another option in the poll: Both.

    On a typical day, I go to bed after midnight and am up before 6am.
    I'm sort of similar but not 6AM!!!

    I think it is called old age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I think it is called old age.
    You HAD to say it, didn't you! Unfortunately you are probably right ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman
    We need another option in the poll: Both.

    On a typical day, I go to bed after midnight and am up before 6am.
    Sorry, "no preference" would have been a better option there. At least that would be according to the spirit of the poll, which aims to send a message to tournament organizers to start later and finish later.
    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 26-01-2008 at 01:31 PM.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Late-start late-finish tournaments would militate against juniors, who largely bankroll open events these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray
    Late-start late-finish tournaments would militate against juniors, who largely bankroll open events these days
    Haven't noticed. And we are not talking about finishing at midnight (although many chessplayers wouldn't mind that).
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Alrighty then, I have voted "in between" ... but that's not really clear on whether I arise late and go to bed early, or arise early and go to bed late ...
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    Now this Explains alot

    Sprouty is a true night owl and does have breakfast while others are on lunchtime. Does this mean sprouty has the intellegence = 18/68 -

    Some questions are better left up to Owl- hes usually up at night- Imfao (how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsi roll lollypop)

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    So 12 night-owls and 3 undecided, with no larks. Are the tourney organizers listening?
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Hopefully. I'd be quite in favour of tournaments having no games before midday myself, but have refrained from imposing such a solution because (a) I have an obvious conflict of interest (b) most juniors are not night owls, but few juniors will vote on this poll.

    I am less nocturnal than I used to be. I used to, when not working, sleep from about 4-5 am to midday-1pm. I found it extremely difficult to adjust from this to mornings and used to more or less habitually lose the first morning round (round three) in weekenders. These days I rarely stay up past 3am even when on holidays and am no longer greatly affected by morning starts. Some of my current work has flexible hours and whereas most employees work say 8:30-4:30 I will work say 10-6.

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    I get up so late I often miss the start of the super tourns.

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