Originally posted by stockton1984I used to experience the same thing, then I started using some of the tools in the book 'Winning at Correspondence Chess' by Tim Harding. This changed everything for me. I'm up over 300 rating points as a result. I'll admit, about half of these wins are games won on time control, but it has made a big difference nevertheless.
From what I've read, it seems most people are better at correspondence chess than OTB. The opposite is true with me and i wonder if it is for anyone else. I'll routinely dominate at my local chess club among players with 14-1700 ratings, yet on here i can't even seem to get to 1300! Admittedly, my game load is way too high, and I don't use databases or opening books. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing.