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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    19 Jan '09 18:03 / 1 edit
    Isn't CTS just a bit TOO fast ? Even when I make right move within allowed time I am not sure at all if I had time to scan some nasty counterattacking possibilities (zwisenzungs etc.)

    Not once I made some CTS inspired move in a blitz game only to learn that it was not nearly as plausable as I initially thought.

    Chess Tempo is something in between, it's not too fast but neither too slow. I am starting to think that the last is more serious option for ambitious players.
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    19 Jan '09 18:56 / 1 edit
    no. it's just you trying to keep your rating at a level you can't sustain without guessing.

    I'm doing CTS at about 95% accuracy on average. some others do 98%. that requires calculating all candidates.
  3. 20 Jan '09 08:16
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Isn't CTS just a bit TOO fast ? Even when I make right move within allowed time I am not sure at all if I had time to scan some nasty counterattacking possibilities (zwisenzungs etc.)

    Not once I made some CTS inspired move in a blitz game only to learn that it was not nearly as plausable as I initially thought.

    Chess Tempo is something in between, i ...[text shortened]... r too slow. I am starting to think that the last is more serious option for ambitious players.
    it is too fast for my taste. Have you tried chess tempo standard? I think it's the best way to go after a certain level. This was advised by the greatest: take a relatively complicated position in front of you, and analyse to the last drop. Chess tempo standard is excellent for this, and the positions are realistic, because they are from real games. (computer generated games).

    For me, the best ratio is 5% of my tactics training time in CTS and the rest in chess tempo standard is the best. that 5% is usually for "getting in the mood" before a long FICS game or whenever I feel a little tired for serious calculation.
  4. Donation murrow
    penguinpuffin
    20 Jan '09 09:06
    could someone tell me what time limits apply to these two formats?
  5. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    20 Jan '09 09:28
    In Chess tempo there is standrd in which there is no time limit. The site keeps track of the average times needed for solving though.
    In Blitz the time limit is calculated by the averga etime needed by the palyers having solved the problem successfully, the own rating, the problems rating and a parameter (RD) which reflects the accuracy of your rating.

    In CTS the time given is calculated in the way the Blitz times are calculated at Chesstempo.