Originally posted by Mctayto
I am more used to online so when I recently started OTB I missed a lot of things that would be more apparent online i.e. long range bishop etc
However, I now take more time over the moves OTB and therefore now prefer OTB
I noticed this recently, mainly I was playing against chessmaster with the newspapar board, it was a lot easier I think because when I read a book and analyse games on them the brain gets familiar with this boards better than in the real ones, because on the real ones I hardly analyse games, just play with my friends.
Now I am changing and using 3D boards on chessmaster adapted to the same position as if I was on a table, and analysing games from books on real boards. this is just a theory of mine, that my brain will get familiar with all analysis on real boards as well.
I first noticed this because I am reading CHESSERCISES: CHECKMATE from Bruce pandolfini, and it was a lot easier to spot mates in two on the book than on real boards.