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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    11 Jan '09 19:36
    I don't even want to log in to FICS. I feel it will be a disaster. How many games do you play seriously before you lose your concentration ? (in one session ?) I think 3 on daily basis is enough ?
  2. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    11 Jan '09 19:45
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I don't even want to log in to FICS. I feel it will be a disaster. How many games do you play seriously before you lose your concentration ? (in one session ?) I think 3 on daily basis is enough ?
    Among my 2009 chess resolutions is to limit online blitz to five games per day, which means I'll very rarely be found on FICS, my third choice for blitz. So far this year: 0 blitz games. I am playing (and planning to win) a G/10 OTB event at chess club this week. It may exceed five rounds.

    I can focus for twenty games in a row, or for none. It depends on other factors--coffee, bourbon, sex, ...
  3. 11 Jan '09 20:20
    I'm a non smoker/drinker, but I do love Coca Cola.

    My limit is around 6 or 7 hours of nonstop 3 0 and 1 0.

    I don't do that often, but after I do, I am drained.

    I begin to see pieces and positions even when I am lying down hours later.

    I usually play until I start losing to stupid mistakes, or overlooking two movers. There isn't much point once that begins.
  4. 11 Jan '09 20:22
    Not sure in a two year span I played roughly 2500 on yahoo and 1400 on uchess. ;-) I do admit though, bughouse is much more fun ;-)
  5. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    11 Jan '09 20:31 / 1 edit
    Dudes, my blitz session was catastrophic (more than excpected). That was just BAD !! It had nothing to do with chess, actually.
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    11 Jan '09 22:14 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Dudes, my blitz session was catastrophic (more than excpected). That was just BAD !! It had nothing to do with chess, actually.



    Enough for today. I am black, of course First out of book move = FAIL LOL
  7. 11 Jan '09 22:18
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I don't even want to log in to FICS.
    Why did you do it then?

    I mean, when I don't want to play chess, I don't do it.
  8. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    11 Jan '09 22:30
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    Why did you do it then?

    I mean, when I don't want to play chess, I don't do it.
    Well I don't because the first month or so will be frustrating . On the other hand, I want to be in nice blitz form.
  9. 12 Jan '09 05:14
    i played checkers once
  10. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    12 Jan '09 11:48
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    i played checkers once
    Me to, but believe me or not I don't understand well how the game goes
  11. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    16 Jan '09 18:57 / 1 edit
    FICS ratings are very strange 1500 blitzer is not a lot stronger than 1200. Why is that so. I lose to 1200 then I beat 1500 player. This blitz rating system thing is odd.
  12. 16 Jan '09 19:31 / 3 edits
    Blitzes are like that. I just reached my highest ranking ever (1111) by defeating a 1750ish rated player, but it turns out this was his second game. Sometimes you'll find the 'finger' command very interesting.

    Even so, you are right. I will defeat a 1200 or 1300, then turn around and lose to a 900. Blitzes are like that I guess. I play 10 0 games mostly, but they are still considered blitzes. My rating says I'm better than over 3 000 players. I'm pretty happy with that since it wasn't too long ago I was better than a hundred or so.