Monday, January 07, 2008

Ice Fishing with Silman and Polgar

Well, Reassembler mentioned about a Total Chess Immersion Unit for Christmas my solution is rather low tech and most likely seasonal. First, you have to wait for the local lake to freeze. Then you haul your bait, auger, tip-it traps and stuff out on the ice. Drill a few holes manually, because the aerobics are good for you and then you pop open one of these things to shelter you from the elements and read a good chess book:



I caught absolutely no fish but enjoyed the solitude. The vibration table and sound system was not installed. I made it through a few chapters of Silman’s Endgame course and quite a few problems of Polgar’s Brick. Without any other distractions, this was the most productive training session on ice.

13 comments:

wang said...

Wow, that is quite a statement about a lack of "me" time when you have to go to such extreme measures. Although seeing that I live in AZ, well lets just say I'm going to be waiting a long time for a lake to freeze over. Any desert equivalents that you can think of?

gorckat said...

That is hardcore :P

I'll have to make a camping trip for this express purpose, never mind that I haven't been camping in ~20 years...

reassembler.com said...

I have created a special, extra-robust and warm kind of structure to shelter me from the elements - I call it a "house" and I don't leave it during the winter months.

BlunderProne said...

Wang, I'm sure you can drag that sled out to the desert. It's got a comfy seat inside... it'll still protect you from the elements though briefly, as I'm sure it would get a bit stifling after a while. There are windows.

Derek, you may have the year round thing... but I'll bet your wife can still find you ;)

liquideggproduct said...

How disappointing. Based on the post title, I thought you managed to convince Silman and one of the Polgars to go ice fishing with you.

Blue Devil Knight said...

Awesome. I lived on Lake Attitash in Amesbury MA for a few years as a kid. Every year a couple of people would knock on our door at like 7am asking if they could call a tow truck because their truck broke through the ice, as they drove on the lake to go ice fishing. That sounds like a lot of fun!

Temposchlucker said...

Wang,
just don't expect to catch more in the desert.

Chess Dreamer said...

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I'm trying to become a knight!

Chess Dreamer said...

Thanks for the help with my program! You really game me a path to follow =]

In brazil we don't have any snow, but someday I'll travel to some snowy place!
Snow must be awesome!

Chess Dreamer said...

I'd like to go ice training. But the snow closiest to me, it's in Argentina...

;)

Dan B said...

hell, I've been ice fishing since I was knee high to a misquito... That looks like a fantastic time!

I've been thinking of picking up Silman's endgame course too...

... man... now I have an itch to spend some time on the ice... and do as you did!

Cheers!

BlunderProne said...

It's all good. Thanks for all your feedback. MAy you dessert folks experience frozen fishing and chess solitude on a winter day.

transformation said...

i need one of these!