Originally posted by giantrobotThanks. It's slowly coming to fruition.
In corr games the answer should be 'as long as it takes'. The great thing about corr is that you can work out the variations either with a board and paper or a program like cblight (no engine of course).
10 minutes should allow you to avoid any stinkers but complex tactical positions would require more I would think.
PS I like your profile statement about quality over quanity.
Originally posted by MarinkatombI totally agree with this, in fact sometimes I have woke up in the middle of the night when I have been dreaming about one of my positions and have actually come up with a good move in my sleep (or an overall plan), sadly this is rare though. To answer the thread question I can take ages, but this is what I do not like about cc, because the longer you take the further you are getting away from how you can play otb.
I analyse until i find a good strategy. You mentioned that you will put 5-10 minutes in. I do the same, but if i'm not completely satisfied i have found the right move, or i am a little uncertain, i'll close the game and come back to it later. I might put in another 10 minutes the next time, and the next time. Don't move unless you're happy with the move time in in one go. Don't ask me why, but i've found that to be the case. Give it a go.
Originally posted by bikingvikingI know this all too well. Thank you for the consideration.
according to how many games you have completed since early december 06 (several hundred) i get the impression that you could get a higher rating if you played lesser games. Take your time.