Originally posted by grafman
The fist time i played online, i was completly outgamed. The lines were non conventional, bold atacks... i lost many times.
After i managed a defense, ou traded queens the user just disconects and goes away...
There are good (speed and classic players), just speed (chess players), and some classical, with regular openings moves.
Can someone ...[text shortened]... en this 2 difent tipe of games, but related to the gameplay, not related to the time?
Try to think of speed or blitz chess as a chance to experiment. Try new ideas, silly ideas, or even unsound ideas if you wish, but don't worry about the outcome. It dosen't count for much. You'll get better at blitz if you play a lot of games. Over the board chess with slower time controls is a more classical style of chess. This format begins to seperate the strong and weak players more clearly than blitz. It requires book study, practice, clock management, and good nerves.
In my opinion the best format is correspondence chess, other players may disagree with me on this point, but correspondence chess is a combination chess compitition and home study course. It also has the added benifit of a flexible playing schedule. You can play and study when YOU are ready, rather than having to be at a tournament hall at a specific time...ready or not. Hope this helps. - bill718