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  1. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    06 Nov '11 13:41 / 1 edit
  2. 06 Nov '11 14:22
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    [pgn][Event "ChessCube Game"]
    [Site "www.chesscube.com"]
    [Date "2011.11.06"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "kumar_93@chesscube.com"]
    [Black "marinkatomb@chesscube.com"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "1753"]
    [BlackElo "1733"]
    [ECO "A50"]
    [Time "13:17:22"]
    [TimeControl "600"]

    1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 c6 3. Nc3 d5 4. c5 Bf5 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. Nf3 e6 7. Ne5 Be7 8. N ...[text shortened]... 64. c6 Rf8+ 65. Ke5 Kc7 66. Kxd5 Rd8+ 67. Kc5 Rd6 68. d5 1-0[/pgn]
    instead of 53...rb8, why not kxr?
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    06 Nov '11 14:45
    Originally posted by michael liddle
    instead of 53...rb8, why not kxr?
    I played the last 30 moves with 30 seconds on my clock, at that point in the game we were both simply moving as fast as possible as we were each in danger of timeout, which only emphasises my point. Half of a game is interesting and fun, the other half is just racing against the clock. If you reach an ending, you never get to play it out properly.
  4. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    06 Nov '11 16:00
    I agree with Marinka in some respects. 5 minute is bad enough,but 3 minute and 1 minute games are totally ridiculous. It usually comes down to who's faster,no who's better. No true test of skill,IMO.
  5. 06 Nov '11 16:12
    1 minute is a test of skill all right, but its not the same skill as standard OTB (or even 5-minutes, for all that matters).
  6. 06 Nov '11 16:12
    Originally posted by sundown316
    I agree with Marinka in some respects. 5 minute is bad enough,but 3 minute and 1 minute games are totally ridiculous. It usually comes down to who's faster,no who's better. No true test of skill,IMO.
    which is a skill as well... but i don't like blitz either...
  7. 06 Nov '11 16:12
    Originally posted by tharkesh
    which is a skill as well... but i don't like blitz either...
    Beat me to it...
  8. 07 Nov '11 21:52
    Originally posted by Erekose
    Beat me to it...
    no, i will not. just got an amazing 0-10 score for the night... enough for me...
  9. 07 Nov '11 23:13 / 1 edit
    Sorry, answered my own question.
  10. 08 Nov '11 00:08
    I haven't tried anything below 5 minutes. 5 minute games I usually run out of time on. I'd rather run out of time than develop even worse habits of moving too fast!

    Why I love blitz's: http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=I_love_blitz%21&threadid=141640