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  1. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    13 Nov '06 15:37
    Just trying to get some ideas here
  2. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    13 Nov '06 15:38
    5 seconds
  3. 13 Nov '06 15:41
    normally 5ish seconds, unless its a higher rated player, when its as long as i need to think its the best move im playing
  4. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    13 Nov '06 15:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    5 seconds
    Haven't we been here before?

    Thread 56002
    Thread 56033

    Mind you against User 305843 5 seconds should be enough.
  5. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    13 Nov '06 15:45
    Aww bless.
  6. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    13 Nov '06 16:00
    depends on the position, sometimes 5 seconds is sufficient, cos the move is forced, developing, or blatently obvious. On 2 occasions here on RHP - I actually went home and set the position up on my chess board and played through it!
  7. 13 Nov '06 16:01
    That was harsh DF lol. Anywhoo, It all depends. In the opening and simple endgames it's 5-15 seconds. Against inferior opposition (below 1500) it's also 5 seconds and it's also 5 seconds if I've been drinking. For other games It usually takes me 20-30 seconds to break down a position and 10 more to decide on a move. I do get into a few crazy games where I take 5 minutes amove or more (i.e. .Game 2186182 - in progress no comments).

    Those rated 100-200 points higher than me are the most likely to receive the full blown serious treatment.
  8. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    13 Nov '06 16:01
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    depends on the position, sometimes 5 seconds is sufficient, cos the move is forced, developing, or blatently obvious. On 2 occasions here on RHP - I actually went home and set the position up on my chess board and played through it!
    Why bother to do that when you have the analyze board feature
  9. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    13 Nov '06 16:04
    about 5min-2 days in the opening, 15min-1 week otherwise. sometimes more if I feel there is a win in the air. I try to avoid moving within the hour I see the opponent's move. I also try very hard not to move drunk or tired, sometimes failing. most of my blunders happen when I move tired...

    I never move in 5 seconds.
  10. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    13 Nov '06 16:09
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    Why bother to do that when you have the analyze board feature
    Why not? I enjoy it.
  11. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    13 Nov '06 16:09
    Originally posted by wormwood
    about 5min-2 days in the opening, 15min-1 week otherwise. sometimes more if I feel there is a win in the air. I try to avoid moving within the hour I see the opponent's move. I also try very hard not to move drunk or tired, sometimes failing. most of my blunders happen when I move tired...

    I never move in 5 seconds.
    Agreed. I have made some terrible blunders when tired. In fact almost all my bad moves happen last thing at night (midnight to 1am) or when moving whilst working (which I can do as I am self employed). Especially bad blunders happen when I have an "easy" win and want to finish it off quickly.

    The worst blunders happen when drunk at work late at night.......
  12. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    13 Nov '06 16:16
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    The worst blunders happen when drunk at work late at night.......
    why do you drink in work late at night?
  13. 13 Nov '06 16:17
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    why do you drink in work late at night?
    Don't ask those questions.
  14. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    13 Nov '06 16:23
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    why do you drink in work late at night?
    With my job every little bit helps!
  15. 13 Nov '06 16:23
    Isnt 'dragon fire' some kind of shot...