I realised that quick fire tournaments are bad for health when I woke up at 6am this morning (very unsociable) with moves on my mind! Great fun though, and a great way of saving money by making sure you stay in and play chess. As both a victim and a beneficiary I have found that the dangers of knights are easily overlooked when you are trying to play 30 games a day!
And also bad for your chess!
I never thought it would take on the qualities of a blitz tournament but 32 of those little ticking clocks tends to force stupid mistakes.
I have had my opponents lose Queens and Rooks for no reason, and I've lost a Quuen and several Knights and Bishops needlessly 🙁
Great fun though!
Originally posted by Elphinstone [b]I realised that quick fire tournaments are bad for health. As both a victim and a beneficiary I have found that the dangers of knights are easily overlooked when you are trying to play 30 games a day![b]
When they are played many games must be accepted to make some which had error the haste. The greater part of the times watches the chessboard for 2 minuteren, makes the move and it is passed the next, the errors are natural, I as an example in this game of it I have made a serious error (Qxg3+) due to the haste!! http://www.redhotpawn.com/core/viewhistory.php?gameid=183469&PHPSESSID=83c5d6630f7900a3d442071b95c28849
I do not write well in English, excused the errors.
Yeah but I would say that you have done quite well in spite of your error, Mastrus. 🙂
I, on the other hand, have made some unbelievably stupid mistakes in my games, when I go back over the move history I cringe in disbelief at some of the moves that I made. The 1 day time out is a lot of pressure!