Pick your opponents carfeully. I do.
No over 2000 players if you can help it, certainly no over 2200's and no 1200 provisionals.
before you 'send' .
A one minute pre-send ritual will win you loads of games.
No more than 20 games at a time and finish them all before you start another bunch.
Attack at all costs. All chess players under 2200 are lousy at defending.
If it is going to an even ending offer a draw or be willing to put in a
double amount of extra work. Unless of course you want to beef up your ending.
I don't so I agree draws.
And get the bits out!
If the postion demands looking into then do it over the board.
(knowing when a position is boiling is something I cannot teach you,
it comes only with experience, but do get a set out often as possible).
Finally if you are using a box. Then you are robbing yourself of some great pleasure.
Look at this game finished today.
I pick up a pawn. Note the delay in playing exd5 it's all in the timing boys.
I pick up a piece. Tactical ability. No.1 criteria.
But it is the ultra cunning 23.Kd2! that is the candy.
(a move I'm sure no box would suggest as best.....Though I may have just
placed my head on a chopping block.)
Then the day of waiting in anticipation. "Has he fallen for it?"
The pure simply joy this brings must be akin to an agler dangling his
baited hook into a river. This way you don't even have to dig for worms.
Bishop check and Ba3, the loud clang
was heard all over RHP as the
door was shut on the Rook. Then the King march to pick up the Rook.
You users are robbing yourselves of these moments.