Of course it should.
You are playing the same game, the more you play the more experience you get.
If you play 50 games on here (cleanly) then you are bound to pick up an idea or two.
Even if it's just one idea that wins you an OTB game then the answer to:
Does RHP chess help your OTB chess?
I know DB are allowed but I never use them.
That could undermine your OTB confidence. Play it how you see and feel it.
If you get into a mess don't try that opening move again. A free lesson.
After a game I may check up on a line but as I win the majority I rarely do.
That analysis board is a load of crap. I make screen moves or I use winboard
often as not a full set or a pocket set at my work.
A few times I have gone into a book lookng for an obscure line, A Pirc against
Swiss G. was one. Once I had the first couple of moves as a general idea I took over.
The rest apart from a few where I dived into the think tank ripping a position to bits
chasing my Mona Lisa have been played as I would play them OTB.
(My grade here is less than my OTB grade (1997) by about 100 points so that figures.) 🙁
Even then often my candidate move was the move I was going to play and
only a few times have I changed my mind.
Again the Swiss Gambit game was one. I had blown a good position in one game trying to
blitz SG to take advantage of his game load but blew it.
The next good position was scrapped clean in what I call The Wedding Game.
I should have been at my brothers daughters wedding, instead I spent the evening
squeezing the position dry. It's still a family issue and that was years ago.
Of course there have been afters when I wished I had played something else
but that's OTB games as well.
I've picked up dozens of wee ideas, especially in the Bb5/Bb5+ Sicilian
and am still amazed at what I can get away with in the Latvian. Lines I thought
were dodgy...very dodgy seem to present RHP players with many problems.
Problems on RHP = big problems to solve OTB for my opponents.
Use this place as a testing ground.
These dopes that take the games very seriously. "I only want goood games etc..."
I cannot understand. (The Wedding Game excluded.) 🙂
Get in there, experiment, sac for a laugh, sac twice for two laughs.
If you lose you lose, if you win you will be on the blog and I'll make you famous. 🙂
Recently I've toiled against the Cozio Defence in blitz. (3...Nge7 in the Lopez)
Cannot recall ever meeting it OTB.
Have it as Black v a computer in 1989 (model not recorded).
So using a game v beatlemania to try it out as Black to get ideas and beatlemania
guarentees a clean game.
(Please nobody post anything as it's on going, I honestly don't want any of your
DB or box suggestions. )
Here is the 1989 game I'm Black