Greetings players and fellow patzers.
I'd like to raise a discussion between
the number of concurrent chess games played at once VS. concentration levels
I understand this discussion may be old news to many here,
but I find it interesting to ponder over non-the-less and would just like to see a collective view from various members.
In business, it is understood that if an entity was to focus all of their resources on one operation, they are likely to perform well...
whereas if their resources are spread more thinly, there may be areas where performance becomes weak.
Chess can be considered the same.
I have recently noticed one player here on RHP with 36 games in progress.
Virtually every single game is being played as white.
On brief scanning, there appears to be many games where black is winning.
My thoughts are:
If this person was to play considerably less games at once,
they would improve their chances of winning per game... going on the 'resource spreading' thesis as stated.
(assuming of course that no unfair advantage is currently being obtained via a 3rd party or engine)
My questions are:
How many of you agree with this, and to what extent?
And, for concurrent chess, how many games do you personally feel most comfortable with playing at once? More than 6? One or two?
Please explain your answers (10 marks)