The hard thing I find playing online is staying in 'the mood'.
For an OTB game I am focussed for the whole game.
(though you would not think it to see some of the 'beauties' I have produced)
You cannot stay switched on for one game for days/weeks at a time.
So a lot of the time you are coming to the board cold.
Usually you can pick up the thread but If you have loads on the go and it's
against good players then the 'out of mood' effect may take it's toil
and you get sloppy.
The most I had was 34 but thank god for opening traps and a tactical eye
I reduced this to 11-12 in fairly short order.
If it had been 30+ v very good players I would have come unstuck in a
fair few of those.
The post about getting to 2000 was partly tognue in cheek with the
avoid blunders and only play under 1400 players true.
It was inpired by some lad who said he only played on here to get points.
I have now discovered a good way of doing this.
I noticed I had 113 wins. unlucky for some. So I jumped onto the one day
ladder and challenged the lowest graded -1400 player I could find.
They HAVE to accept the challenge!
I beat him and immedialtly jumped off the ladder. 114 wins and 1 grading point. 😏
It's a wee 9 mover I'm afraid.
Traps that work for White can work for Black if the conditions are right
and White has wasted his first move.
I leapt at the chance to play a Ng5 attack against the Two Knights
without having to worry about the Traxler
(Black plays 4....Bc5 and a very sharp theorectical duel breaks loose.)
He had a pawn on c4 so no Traxler.
I did give adivce to the lad about watching f2/f7 etc. He sounded grateful
but I did feel a bit of a rat for doing what I did.
Not for long though. I love short wins. 🙂
I might just make that my last game on here as it just about sums me up.
A cheapo merchant. The greenpawn legacy.