Originally posted by WulebgrI think that is a matter of personal taste, for me I get most pleasure from standard time games in our league which are 75 mins for 35 moves and either finish in 20 mins or 15 mins for every 7 moves thereafter.
Blitz is chess as its finest; everything else is practice.
Originally posted by Falco Lombardiwhen you say you started chess in 2005, do you mean you learned how the pieces moved then, or that you started studying chess then?
99.9% of the games I've played are blitz.
Originally posted by Dragon FireThat sounds like a personal lack of blitz experience, not blitz-induced blunders. In a blitz game, having minutes on the clock is not time pressure.
I've just finished playing in the Portsmouth Congress. I had 3 draws in the blitz finish. All draws were from "won" positions and all would have been easy wins here but with minutes left on my clock to finish the whole game I blundered and threw away wins. Those points made all the difference between a share of the top 3 prizes and being no where. One of ...[text shortened]... tual winner of the tournament.
There is no question play in blitz deteriotes dramatically.
Originally posted by wormwoodI'm just saying I've played a lot more blitz games than anything else. It was a little bit of an exaggeration I know. I started studying chess in 2005, but I've been slacking lately.
when you say you started chess in 2005, do you mean you learned how the pieces moved then, or that you started studying chess then?
do you have any estimation on how many blitz games you have played? how did your improving progress along the way?
I'm just curious about how much games it takes to reach your level on blitz, and how such 99.9% blitz diet works out generally.
how about your other training over the years?
Originally posted by Falco Lombardiyes, but I'm really interested in how many games you've played (roughly) to get where you are now? and what kind of a learning curve there is. - I've played less than 200 blitz games ever, and I'm guessing lack of experience is why I suck at it so bad. I know it's not lack of understanding chess, I know it's not my tactics, I know it's not my openings. and unlike here, I seem to outplay my peers in endgame. that leaves experience as far as I can guess. so, that's why I'd like to find out what it took for you to get to 1900-2000 in blitz.
I'm just saying I've played a lot more blitz games than anything else. It was a little bit of an exaggeration I know. I started studying chess in 2005, but I've been slacking lately.