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  1. St Albans
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    28 Mar '03 19:37
    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!

    Great web-site, very glad I joined.
  2. Standard memberVarg
    Thinking...
    Odersfelt
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    28 Mar '03 20:35
    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!
  3. St Albans
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    28 Mar '03 22:16
    I am just glad they haven't put sound effects on the clock. Tick tocks would really freak me into blitzing!
  4. Standard memberschweigi
    Member of Gonzo Clan
    Innsbruck, Austria
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    29 Mar '03 01:08
    Well Elphinstone ... your perfectly right ... but your results aren't that bad ... good luck for the tournament ...
  5. Joined
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    29 Mar '03 02:27
    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.

    Bye
    Mastrus
  6. Donationlegionnaire
    Free Thinker
    New York City
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    31 Mar '03 18:23
    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!

    -mike
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