Originally posted by Saint NickBut, I know you can certainly be a 1700 player OTB and a 1500 player on RHP because that's happened to me. But, it's probably because I play quick chess mostly on here and rarely think more than a minute a move at the most. As far as diagrams, if you can solve tactical puzzles on paper, then you can solve them over the board. Even if the position is different, the idea behind the combination might be the same. Learn principles and ideas, not specific board setups, because some of them may never appear again in your lifetime. That's what Lev Alburt says in his course. I love that course! One only needs to look at the exponents of chess to realize the sheer infinite possibilities of the game.
Well, I think that if you improve via books then you will improve on a board as well. Even though your eye see two different things, the way your mind "sees" the board is the same. It would definately be a good idea to set up the diagrams on a board and look at them that way so you stay in the practice of looking at a board as well, but I don't think it w ...[text shortened]... ne. Everything above is just my opinion and is subject to being wrong or complete garbage.
Originally posted by powershakerOh my.............still going on with this crap?
But, I know you can certainly be a 1700 player OTB and a 1500 player on RHP because that's happened to me.But, it's probably because I play quick chess mostly on here and rarely think more than a minute a move at the most.
Originally posted by stanlohPractice makes perfect. I play OTB much better and more often than I do online or against engine programs. When you get in a chess club play as many games as you can and study the common openings. I find in my club that they are pretty standard. If you stick to your openings you will be fine with a player who does not know the openings...even when it is really screwy
I have not yet stumble across this problem but I think I will in the future, it has been bothering me at the back of my head.
If I practice 24/7 on all aspects of chess, in a book, on tactical problems of all sorts, improve my pattern recognition, practice games over the internet, and when it all comes down to the end of the day, I just know ches ...[text shortened]... masters of both)? Should I continue learning on diagrams and worry about that later?