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  1. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    11 Nov '06 20:01
    In Game 2573547 I intended playing 44. Rf2 with (I thought) an easy win, but I dropped the Rook on f3 by mistake and hit the submit button. Even sent an in game message about stopping him doubling Rooks on the 7th. Didn't notice until I got his reply and suddenly an "easy" win has become very problematical.

    No comments on the game as still in progress just the concept of these unintended blunders. I must confess this has happened to me about 5 times now - twice fatal but maybe lost anyway, once throwing away a win to a draw, once when it made no practical difference and now this.
  2. 11 Nov '06 20:10
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    In Game 2573547 I intended playing 44. Rf2 with (I thought) an easy win, but I dropped the Rook on f3 by mistake and hit the submit button. Even sent an in game message about stopping him doubling Rooks on the 7th. Didn't notice until I got his reply and suddenly an "easy" win has become very problematical.

    No comments on the game as still in pr ...[text shortened]... , once throwing away a win to a draw, once when it made no practical difference and now this.
    I don't think I've done it on here, but I do it a lot in bullet games (Which I've stopped playing). It's generally a major annoyance, and happens a lot when my computer lags up. :/
  3. 11 Nov '06 20:52
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I don't think I've done it on here, but I do it a lot in bullet games (Which I've stopped playing). It's generally a major annoyance, and happens a lot when my computer lags up. :/
    Bullet games - is that with a 5 minutes per game per player?
  4. Standard member Arrakis
    D_U_N_E
    11 Nov '06 20:58
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Bullet games - is that with a 5 minutes per game per player?
    Bullet games are 1 minute games. They have the value of giving you carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
  5. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    11 Nov '06 21:03
    I have tried 1 minute per game. Its impossible to play anything sensible - a total lottery. Why play it?
  6. 11 Nov '06 22:23
    I personally don't believe that 1 min bullet games help improve your game very much
  7. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    11 Nov '06 22:51
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    I personally don't believe that 1 min bullet games help improve your game very much
    Agreed, as an experiment, I once played as white in a 1 minute game, and once I had my king safe, I repeated the same knight move over and over. I won on time. It's a joke.

    D
  8. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    11 Nov '06 23:21
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Agreed, as an experiment, I once played as white in a 1 minute game, and once I had my king safe, I repeated the same knight move over and over. I won on time. It's a joke.

    D
    Yes the winner is the one who moves fastest not the one who plays teh best chess.
  9. Standard member Arrakis
    D_U_N_E
    11 Nov '06 23:56
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I don't like 3 min either. I did play in a 5 min. 24 hr marathon at ICC though and took 2nd place! Gotmilk beat me out of 1st place in the last half hour of the event. I was so exhausted I couldn't hold off the fresh newcomers.
  10. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    12 Nov '06 00:10
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    3 minutes plus 10-15 seconds per move is okay. It allows 48 moves in 15 minutes which is reasonable.
  11. 12 Nov '06 05:43 / 1 edit
    Well, unlike all of you guys I'm not old. So I have the ability to play decent moves in that amount of time - I blunder, sure, but it's not as bad as it sounds. When I have more time tomorrow I'll post a bullet game or two - you'll find blunders, but in general it's ok.

    BTW: Don't get all defensive, the age thing is a joke. And I agree that blitz is much, much more efficient.
  12. 12 Nov '06 05:45
    I don't bullet, and I rarely blitz. In fact, I rarely do anything under 10/5 on uchess and 15/0 on fics
  13. 12 Nov '06 05:49
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    I don't bullet, and I rarely blitz. In fact, I rarely do anything under 10/5 on uchess and 15/0 on fics
    I'm still mad that you've chosen the username "Yugoslav" but refuse to play the most respected Yugoslav from the black side.

    Don't even start with your AD Yugoslav crap - it's a fake!
  14. 12 Nov '06 07:32
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Its impossible to play anything sensible - a total lottery. Why play it?
    you know, some senior players have similar opinions of 3min games. 1min games are only total lottery if you cant find good moves in a second.
  15. 12 Nov '06 07:34
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Yes the winner is the one who moves fastest not the one who plays teh best chess.
    hah hah.

    a joke.