Originally posted by Wibble Wobble
I was playing in a 25 min / game tourny today. I realised I was finding it hard to think so fast. Also I chucked a piece by actually [b]putting it beside his queen UNDEFENDED! I was thinking it might be something to do with the fact having 160+ games waiting every time you come on RHP is part of the problem.
To get rid of 160 odd games I just th ...[text shortened]... Should I cut my games to 40ish and think more, or does it having nothing to do with my OTB play?[/b]
It has everything to do with OTB.
Used to play on yahoo, 2000+ blitz games. Joined a chess club 2 years ago, played some 30 min games and thought they were to slow.
4 months after I started playign the real tournament games with G/120min and thought 30 min games were to fast.
Started playing CC and now think 120 min games are to fast. I usually have around 15 min on my clock at the end of my games.
What I do is blitz out the opening moves if I know them, spend around 10 min on the rest of the moves, In the endgame, usually 3 minutes per move is good.
Works for me, but playing 100+ games can't be good for you. I don't understand what people get out of playing that many games at the same time besides the rush.