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  1. 30 Oct '12 19:37
    ... Be Back Friday

    Here is an interesting 3 minute game that I played today.
    It is full of mistakes but may still have some entertainment value.

    * And there is psychology - time trouble psychology- to be exact!

  2. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    31 Oct '12 18:35
    Very fun game 🙂

    I am still yet to try my hand at blitz chess...
    will probably be a while longer before I do, as right now I don't feel strong enough.

    How long would you reckon it takes to play un-timed chess,
    and learn theory enough to become a solid blitz player?

    Or am I right in saying it significantly varies from person to person.
  3. 31 Oct '12 19:22
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Very fun game 🙂

    I am still yet to try my hand at blitz chess...
    will probably be a while longer before I do, as right now I don't feel strong enough.

    How long would you reckon it takes to play un-timed chess,
    and learn theory enough to become a solid blitz player?

    Or am I right in saying it significantly varies from person to person.
    It's impossible to tell how you handle time pressure until you experience it. Blitz skills vary from person to person, so I think the only real way to tell is to play.
    You could try the blitz room here. All of the games are unrated, so you can play and learn all you want without any risk. There are some real sharks in the rooms sometimes, so don't feel discouraged by a loss.
  4. Standard member vivify
    rain
    31 Oct '12 20:31
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Very fun game 🙂

    How long would you reckon it takes to play un-timed chess,
    and learn theory enough to become a solid blitz player?
    .
    If you plan to play blitz in the future, start with thirty-minute games. Then move on to ten minute games. And ten minutes, believe it or not, is actually a lot of time. When you play enough of those games, you barely notice the clock going. I've never played a timed game with less than time than that, though.