The best way to learn chess is to play a lot: practice, practice and practice. There are two common mistakes that beginners make regarding chess:
Online chess has not followed the time honored tradition of Chess. Many chess games on the internet are 5 minute 0 increment crapfests played between idiots who think that the objective of the game is to move the pieces in less time without being checkmated.
Ooops! Did i just say that? The online morons practically invented this chess variant - Crappy Blitz, not to be confused with the blitz chess played by good players. (Note too that good players would be ashamed of winning on time with a severe material deficit) They might take the win, but this is the reason for the popularity of incremental clocks that would prevent this from happening..
These kids have a perverse mastery of moving pieces in less time, yet display a complete lack of rudimentary chess skill. Unfortunately, it is simply not enough of a chess deficit to let you checkmate them in 5 minutes!. These are the same morons who excel at 5/0 but cannot play a 1 minute 6second inc game (it is much faster than 5/0 if less than 40 moves!).
The reason being if they are down in material in the latter they will lose because the opp will always have 6 seconds to make a move. And if he is almost out of time, he can resort to checking to get some extra time. IN a 5/0 time you cannot do this and will lose no matter what despite being the superior player!
Note on GM bullet chess: High rated players do dabble in this, mostly to improve their reflexes and show off their ability to finish the game in the time allotted. Most GMs could defeat an average club player even if they just had 1minute total for the whole game while the other player had say 40 minutes!
So you would expect that the majority of the players playing bullet chess to be great players -right? Wrong. They are morons, complete frigging morons. DO NOT PLAY BULLET CHESS ONLINE. You would be a fool for thinking it will help you.
So the best advice to those who want to improve their skills: do not play blitz!
Regarding a comment below:
Playing speed chess might improve your time management skills and help you to think faster for a given situation, but it is a poor substitute for longer games. Playing Blitz should be supplemented by longer games.
Carlsen and Nakamura play longer games too.
In any case, this post was mostly a rant about players "stuck" at some rating unable to improve and whose games are made up entirely of 1/0 2/0 timed atrocities won on time. All they do is play fast - they actually feel they are better than the player they beat on time even if the opponent is up by a queen. In reality they are just better at beating the clock than their opponent. Many of the players they beat on time will demolish them in a longer game. That was my point, obviously it does not apply to players in the caliber of Carlsen.
If you would like to email the chess variant inventor directly: email@example.com
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Posted by: Player on 2014-06-08 02:20:25 Like Chess: YES
I agree with the author. It's ridiculous in internet blitz where some really bad players go down to a Q n K v K ending, and refuse to resign because the other guy (me) has only a few seconds on their clock. You would think that blitz chess is good chess, but it just gets down to who blunders first.
Also, I heard that long-time control players do better at blitz too bc of their opening knowledge and pattern recognition from analyzing position.
Fischer - "Blitz chess kills your ideas."
Posted by: Chess amateur on 2014-06-02 21:55:25 Like Chess: YES
This post is actually true, if it speaks about beginners and amateurs, basically anyone below 1500 elo. I know because I did myself the mistake of playing blitz and not taking my time to analyze every move, which then showed in my longer games, since I wasn't used to really analyse.
For a beginner, only play 30min chess and up and analyse EVERY single move you make, at least 2 moves ahead (you'll get to 3-4-5 moves ahaead as you practice).
For competitive players though 1600 elo + I'm sure this doesn't really apply, although I would probably say that if you hit a plateau to your learning curves, you should do more longer games and analyse them
Posted by: TacticBxer on 2014-05-14 23:02:02 Like Chess: YES
If Blitz were unimportant, then why is it offered as an official elo at FIDE? FIDE counts 3 types of chess...Standard (over 1 hr and up to 4)...Rapid (10 min and up 1 hr) and BLITZ (3+3 sec inc to 10 min...whatever adds to 5 minutes to 10 min basically.)
I am rated 1756 BLITZ, I have no official Rapid rating yet but I am working on it. FIDE must think BLITZ is important because like I said before you can become a titled player if you score a high enough elo in it and beat enugh titled payers in Blitz. Therefore Blitz is VALID. Bullet chess I am neutral on...it has good and bad sides, but FIDE doesn't recognize it as OFFICIAL CHESS. It's for fun. Does bullet require skill? Yes...just not the kind FIDE is looking for I suppose.
Posted by: comment on chessvariant Inventor on 2014-02-11 22:29:09 Like Chess: NO
I'm a damn idiot. Not only was I wrong in my comment on this article, but I am now convinced!
Posted by: John on 2014-02-11 22:19:19 Like Chess: YES
Actually blitz sometimes can detoriate your skills, since you think so fast that you make blunders a lot when you're playing something standard say 15+15
Posted by: jrfree on 2014-01-20 10:07:11 Like Chess: YES
I am a CM, and I have to tell you that this is all complete crap. First of all, any good player needs an opening base: if you make a mistake in your opening, you're screwed for the rest of the game. Also, bullet chess forces you to recall openings and their transposing mid-games, as well as help you develop strong endgame tactics, so you can checkmate quickly. Please stop being a stupid 800 ranked player and go back to the rest of your crappy life
For those of you who want to get good at chess, it takes time and practice, but it's not as hard as you believe: consistently use certain openings you like, that suit your playing style, learn how to deal with different endgames, and find the tactical motifs of chess that can occur in any game (knight on a file is generally worse than knight on c file)
Again, author of this article, you are stupid
Note from site: Actually, the commenter is stupid -- Does not understand the points being made.
Posted by: eschecs_exe on 2014-01-12 15:50:02 Like Chess: YES
I disagree with the authors POV here. The fact that he is so hostile towards people who choose to play a game in whichever time controls they choose makes me wonder where the hostility comes from. Perhaps it is because he is a poor bullet player? An alright blitz player? Or a 1900 online 15 min player whose best win was an 1800 player? Actually... He's probably just a douche who is pissed off that he isn't as good as he knows he should be. OP... Focus your energy on playing solid chess, and let people do as they please so long as its not hurting you.
Posted by: Taller on 2013-11-17 19:03:30 Like Chess: YES
I like bulelt cos even though I'm not a particularly strong player, so many of my games do descend into pointless speed moving, you can play a lot of openings very quickly, and then look back on them later to see if you like the position you got out of the opening. I f
Posted by: finalsolution on 2013-08-08 20:09:50 Like Chess: YES
Good fast time controls with increment are
You have to be an idiot if you think you are great because you are good at 1/0 only. Try playing 2+6s and get creamed by everyone.
Posted by: jeff10 on 2013-08-06 12:16:33 Like Chess: YES
YOU FUCKIN IDIOT AND BITCH, I do blitz and bullet and my online rating and 1 hour chess rating, basically every rating increased by 25 percent and you suck at blitz and bullet. So shut up, fuck yourself in a room, and stop playing chess.
Posted by: Ngjers34 on 2013-08-05 21:07:31 Like Chess: YES
Maybe because you suck at blitz. Blitz makes you better because you get used to moves more and you get better at 1 hour games.
Posted by: Ngjers34 on 2013-08-05 21:07:30 Like Chess: YES
Maybe because you suck at blitz. Blitz makes you better because you get used to moves more and you get better at 1 hour games.
Posted by: Ngjers34 on 2013-08-05 21:01:55 Like Chess: YES
Nope, blitz improved my rating in real chess from 1200 to 2200.
Posted by: Hound on 2013-06-18 22:03:32 Like Chess: YES
Chess is like sex... it should never be rushed.
Posted by: believer1 on 2013-06-16 00:27:32 Like Chess: YES
I agree with bozol. I've never understood how anyone can waste hours playing one chess game. boring zombies. I think any chess game over 15 minutes is downright wasteful and lacks real action. i stick with mostly 10 minute games but mix in 5 minute games also.Coming up with a quick plan in under 5 to overcome a game that shouldve been lost is what blitz is about and why its fun has action. It does indeed involve strategy and quick thinking.
Posted by: ryuzaki on 2013-05-14 00:38:16 Like Chess: YES
blitz chess........the only chess variants where chess patzers excelled
Posted by: Nooby ches players on 2013-03-24 22:11:29 Like Chess: YES
Finally someone agrees with me. Wait till they are forced to play a game of 10 god damm hour chess game, and watch them be a complete loser. Those "chess" players don't use any openings,tactics or time. They problavly would get a rating of 10 or something.
Posted by: Bozol on 2013-02-08 14:25:56
I don't know if I like chess. I've been playing a month, study some videos and do some reading, play the tactics online, do the puzzles and I'm getting WORSE. I agree that, when learning, fast chess is not a good way to improve. Long games, time to think, that's the only way (I hope!). Plus, live life man. Chess is NOT a great way to spend time if it's all your're doing. Take someone out on a date, go to a party, improve at work. Some of these chess geeks are total losers who find solace in the fact that there are hundreds of thousands similar zombies on the internet that they can 'be friends with' Pathetic.
Posted by: MacMorphy on 2013-02-05 07:58:12 Like Chess: YES
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Posted by: VincentP on 2012-09-10 05:48:42 Like Chess: YES
Blitz chess kills your ideas. - Bobby Fischer
I play way too much blitz chess. It rots the brain just as surely as alcohol. - Nigel Short
In blitz, the knight is stronger than the bishop. - Vlastmil Hort
Playing rapid chess, one can lose the habit of concentrating for several hours in serious chess. That is why, if a player has big aims, he should limit his rapidplay in favour of serious chess. - Vladimir Kramnik
Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train, in 1929. - Mikhail Botvinnik
He who analyses blitz is stupid. - Rashid Nezhmetdinov
It is very difficult to play a single blitz game! You want to play for a long time. So I tend not to do that anymore. - Viswanathan Anand
Posted by: bob on 2012-09-01 10:09:16 Like Chess: YES
I am an idiot calling you an idiot
Posted by: FMJanMathijsen on 2012-07-09 01:10:48 Like Chess: YES
Mr.Charles should learn some etiquette though what he is trying to say is right.
My OTB rating is 2050 and my bullet FICSvrating is 1300. 95% of my bullet game are losses on time where i was up one piece ore more. (One time I had three queens vs.rook,knight and two pawns)
Bullet chess is going to get you a high ICC rating, and minus 500 in OTB skill.
Go to FICS and observe a 20 10 game of mine (or another 1900+ player) then observe a 1 0 with the same ratings approximately. Where do you feel the players make better moves?
Federation Master (not FIDE Master)Jan Mathijsen, from Groningen, Nederlands
And yes i like chess
Posted by: 99chekhcostlovakiya on 2012-06-20 03:12:04 Like Chess: YES
so where to play?
Posted by: oigers on 2012-05-18 09:29:57 Like Chess: YES
Posted by: Master Vinmillion on 2011-12-24 03:21:36 Like Chess: YES
For me Playing BLitz or BUllet Chess is not to weaken you game.. but to make your interest and mind alive and active... it is also an essential training to be.. but don't take it too much.. you might get bored in long game if you stuck with BLITZ CHESS
Posted by: AngelaG on 2011-10-29 13:28:48 Like Chess: YES
I appreciate the point of view here, as I learn chess. I initially learned and improved, beginner style, with standard games and have since discovered online blitz. It's practically all I've been doing since. So, your POV has driven me to once again incorporate standard games regularly into my routine- my blitz rating has dropped, and I don't even know my standard rating, at this point.
Posted by: EQUAL on 2011-08-16 19:27:50 Like Chess: YES
Internet Chess Game > 5 min = Big Problem
Big Problem is Chess Cheaters
Long chess game 15min and more then 15min = NO INTERNET ONLINE
ONLY FACE TO FACE.(Chess CLUB and CHESSBOARD)
Posted by: Edranz on 2011-08-03 18:01:12 Like Chess: YES
My experienced will disagree the author's points of view here. At first, i preferred to play long game chess. I always won in a hard ways or battle not because my opponents were really good, its because i always found a hard time thinking the best move or strategy. And sometimes too much thinking would lead me to a blunder loss. Remember that you are also giving your opponent a time to think longer as you do. But since i tried the so-called Blitz/Bullet game, my strategy and techniques has been improved super B! I can think fast and effectively. I can steal and use my opponent's time to think. I can beat all the good chess players in our place. Here's the catch, if you are a long-game player and you want to play bullet, you will fell dismay. You will loss many times, but as the days go on, by practising bullet game you will feel and see that you are now better than before. Your ability within to think fast will unleashed. The more you think fast the more you will see and think different strategies. Imagine how idiot you can be by just thinking 1 or 2 strategies inside your mind for more than 20 mins, and end-up looser. By practising bullet game, you will see for yourself that you can now think 1 to 2 strategies less than 5 mins. If your opponent is a long-game chess player and you are a bullet master, you can even steal your opponent's time.
Posted by: GMPrice on 2011-05-29 08:28:19 Like Chess: YES
One of my online friends is rated about 2160 at chesscube.com, however, the sad truth is, me and him played an un-timed game, and I completely demolished him. He was several classes below me. On the same website, i'm rated 1803, but I only play 15min+
Posted by: ProfessorPanzer on 2011-05-27 01:58:57 Like Chess: YES
Blitz chess is for impatient ADD idiots. I abhor it and those who refuse longer games. Speed proves nothing despite the claims of its narcissistic egomaniacle proponents.
Posted by: Lola Dee on 2011-01-30 18:57:34 Like Chess: YES
Speed Chess is for the dummies in the park. Watch your bag!
Posted by: im not stupid on 2011-01-27 01:22:47 Like Chess: YES
every variety of chess is exaclty the same and time limits dont change the game.
CHESS IS 100% SKILL.
it sounds like you may be frusrated from playing CRAFTY where the senior citizen can make about 15 MPS as can the 9 year old boy while never making an error.....
if flash chess isnt your style go try tic tac toe or go fish with toddlers
best of luck accepting things you dislike
we are working to change the world into exactly what you want buddy
Posted by: squid on 2010-12-25 22:42:03 Like Chess: YES
Ok I can see there are many misconceptions out there regarding speed/blitz/bullet chess so ill try to clarify. Basically they are 2 very different games especially 1/0 compared to no time limit. 1/0 does involve strategy and tactics too but just faster thinking. Since you don't have the time to sit there and think of the best possible move you move in the best possible position your brain will let you think of in the lotted amount of time. Now the biggest difference is between the 2 is you will also need great simple reaction time, hand eye coordination and anticipating/predictiing the opponents next move so your ready to counter which is all but unnecessary skills to aquire for a long game. I've played opponents in bullet games who were very fast but do not have the skills or strategy and as a result are low rated which proves it is not all about moving fast. It's about knowing how to play the game. Like 1 common tactic is sacking pieces at the end game which could buy you some extra time at the end game.. but if you are ready and anticipate that tactic you are 1 step ahead and they just lost a queen. This is definitely not a game of luck. You of course will blunder more and mate less but that comes w the time restraints. There are many times in ones life where split second decisions will have to be made and you will have to make the best possible decissions. Also a great 1/0 player would most likely be the better athlete than the long game player due to the faster reaction time and hand eye coordination. Like I stated they are 2 very different strategies but it is possible that one could help the other.
Posted by: get real on 2010-12-19 08:36:05 Like Chess: YES
don't get mad at your sluggish brain.
even though it might take you weeks and the help of many to solve a rubix cube, remember
there are little kids out there that can do it in minutes or less.
SEEK PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE YOU SIMPLE MINDED ADOLPHS
Posted by: get real on 2010-12-19 08:18:17 Like Chess: YES
ok let me just say first of all , anyone
disrespecting bullet chess is a slow thinking incompetent fool.
and also i feel that this type of player would become checkmated around move 20 hundreds of times in a row.
i started playing blitz chess once i got sick of the clockers at 20/0. i then realized that blitz chess was far to sluggish for me. i could never understand how players take more then a second or two to make the most obvious moves.
today i play only 1/0 chess. and almost every game ends by me checkmating my enemy. mostly 20-30 move mates, and that is against experts and masters.
i believe that i play some of the most interesting games in the chess world today.
come watch me play and maybe you will go get a mental check up to see why we are different.
i also love people that classify everyone the same, the same just as they expect everyone to be exactly like they are. fools, slow thinking sluggish fools. if your game is so serious go fight for the world championship (if that was an option for you , you would most likely play your share of bullet chess.) FAREWELL loser.
Posted by: The Man With The Harmonica on 2010-08-22 14:55:41 Like Chess: YES
Wow, I'm really surprised to see this. I've seen a lot of GM's on ICC play games in which they think much deeper than I am able to do in an hour. They have the experience.
The nice thing about bullet is when you are able to see a few (5+) moves ahead in maybe less than a second.
Always forcing your brain to only think correct thoughts. Be only effective. My rating curve has a positive moving average as long as I am actively playing.
Posted by: Der Bos on 2010-06-19 05:53:03 Like Chess: YES
Even though the author of this article seems to lack etiquette on the web he says exactly what I learned the hard ways and, of course, independently of his rant:
1. (Zombie-like) learning opening moves did not improve my chess play.
2. Blitzing did not improve my chess play.
And I think I know why: When blitzing, I am always just happy to not blunder, every move, then I think of the next move, I'm happy not to have blundered again (in the best case) etc. but I never understand the position because there's just no time! Furthermore, I don't analyze the games afterwards. I can just go through the played moves (which were crappy most of the way) and never know what the accurate moves were, unless I load the position into a program - which is more tedious than just taking the next "hit" in form of another blitz game.
They say that improvement requires training and playing many many games - I did that (blitzing) and was really disappointed to see that my rating just did not improve after several thousand games!
What did improve my play (a little bit) was analyzing games with the computer and watching chess videos.
Conclusion: Blitzing is really addictive and did not get me anywhere, chess-wise. It's useful for quickly checking one's skills though.
Posted by: IC on 2010-06-11 14:35:21 Like Chess: YES
I sense a very angry player who lost lots of games to lower rated opponents...
Come on, don't come and QQ about blitz chess making your skills worse and blahblah...
Don't tell me, that in a blitz game you can't beat a 200 elo-points lower opponent (if that's his true playing skill). Even if your reflexes are rusty dude.
If you fail to come up with a wining plan/calculate tactics (and so on) fast enough, then it's your problem not the opponents. You have to prove that you're better and work out the position as fast as possible.
Now I think, that you have another problem, you got the advantage, but could not bring the game to the win and lost your time trying.
That's a matter of technique! You then better go and exercise that first before complaining. And when you are "one with the technique" then head back.
remember: Blitz is the best way to measure talent.
(And that was not told by me, but by the world toc chess trainers)
IC, currently Berlin's under 18 best blitz player
Posted by: ac vs dc on 2010-06-08 23:19:21 Like Chess: YES
I strongly disagree. Blitz is a great way for players, especially developing players, to see a variety of tactics in a short period of time. It is not a substitute for a longer game, but a way to make your longer game better. Chess is all about thought and the amount of it you can do within an allocated time. Blitz forces you to think faster and that ability enables you to think more during the longer game. Granted it doesn't help you think deeper, but it also doesn't hurt. 5+0 is also a great way to learn or revise opening theory. See something you haven't seen before? Look it up before your next game. If it's rubbish you'll know how to punish it next time.
My online stats: of my 1+0 games 73% resulted in checkmate or resignation. Your time theory is flawed and unreferenced.
Please clean up your language if you are going to write articles like this.
Posted by: Ranz on 2010-03-31 18:30:22 Like Chess: YES
Blitz is just for fun. It promotes shallow thinking because players are always concern about the thinking time...not the thinking lines. I tried playing blitz games with my friends whom I always beat in long games.. Ouch!!! they could beat me easily on 5 min blitz game. I pity them because they don't learn the real way of learning chess the proper way.
Posted by: chesscomfortable on 2010-02-19 09:09:57 Like Chess: YES
thanks for liberating me from online chess addicion...
Posted by: Grumil on 2010-02-03 06:56:12 Like Chess: YES
Ja igram na Playchess -u.Na internetu je nemoguce igrati partije koje su duze od 5 minuta.Zasto ? Zbog citera koji mogu da povlace poteze sa drugog racunara ili njih vise igra protiv vas pa se konsultuju.Posto Playchess ima Taskswich controlu,kada igrate do 5 min partije,a neko cituje gubi na vreme.Ja sam dobio tako puno izgubljenih partija na vreme protiv citera.Jak igrac igra jako i blitz i spore partije.Jedino je citer jak u sporim partijama a slab u blitzu i bullitu.Iskusan igrac koji je dugo igrao sah u klubovima lako otkriva da li je njegov protivnik igrac ili kompjuter ili kada neko jaci igra umesto vas.(text in SerboCroatian language)
Posted by: Mauro on 2010-01-20 09:18:36 Like Chess: YES
I couldn't agree more.
Posted by: BLITZ CHESS RULE on 2009-12-25 13:47:15 Like Chess: YES
I DO HAVE A BUNCH OF CRAPY...."SERIOUS CHESS PLAYERS FRIENDS".........CRYING ALL THE TIME....BLITZ IS NOT CHESS....BLITZ IS...SUCH AND SUCH....BUT THE TRUE IS .......BLITZ IS MORE EXCIMENT TO PLAY THAN THOSE "LONG TERM AND BORING "HIGH QUALITY GAMES"......IN 5 MIN...GAMES...YOU WILL FIND ALL KIND OF GOOD AND BAD STUFF....AND THE MOST IMPORTANT...YOU WILL FIND YOU CAN PLAY HIGH QUALITY CHESS...IF YOU FORCE YOURSELF TO PLAY....GOOD....."TACTIS IS THE WAY TO GO"......COWARDS DOES NOT LIKE BLITZ.....BECAUSE THEY CAN NOT GET HIDDEN BEHIND THE WALL....TO PLAY THEIR "POSSITIONAL CHESS"...BLITZ FORCES YOU TO PLAY AGGRESSIVE AND CREATIVE....IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME....
Posted by: seagull1756 on 2009-10-22 10:19:03 Like Chess: YES
Why so much hysterical ranting? For Tal it was good, for Botvinnik it wasn't, some players just play stupid moves to win on time, some actually come up with something creative, and nobody is denying that long games are more profound. And by the way, if you like using the word "idiot" so much, let me remind you what William Blake said: "to generalize is to be an idiot". Easy, tiger!
Posted by: Dave on 2009-09-29 11:50:53 Like Chess: YES
If speed is so important, then computers are the best, the weakest computer can destroy the best human player in less than 10 minutes. Speed is not skill stupid blitz fans.
Posted by: Chessmaniac on 2009-09-29 11:48:04 Like Chess: YES
If blitz chess was any good it would replace proper chess in tournaments. Why sitting at the chessboard for 5 hours or so when you can finish the game in 10 minutes or less. May be we should start playing 10 minute football, basketball or baseball on the same logic.
Posted by: karpov2000 on 2009-09-29 11:45:26 Like Chess: YES
Those who think blitz chess is chess need to give up this game and take up poker or other rubbish games.
Posted by: frantz on 2009-09-29 11:41:59 Like Chess: YES
You can improve your chess through blitz but only your blitz chess not your proper chess. I know of a player who can beat 2000 ELO players at blitz over 80% of times but his own ELO rating is 1300. He has learned how to play good blitz through practice but not good chess.
Posted by: nidgye on 2009-09-29 11:38:59 Like Chess: YES
I used to play blitz chess because to me the only thing that mattered was winning and as chance played the biggest role in the result I really enjoyed it a lot. Actually blitz chess is not much different from card game where luck rules supreme.
Posted by: master000 on 2009-09-29 11:36:06 Like Chess: YES
Only fools take blitz chess seriously.
Posted by: vaganian on 2009-09-29 11:35:24 Like Chess: YES
I agree that blitz chess is not chess but it's a good way to relax when you feel tired or stressed.
Posted by: kevin on 2009-09-29 11:33:45 Like Chess: YES
Blitz chess does neither need memory or strategic thinking, actually it's for those who lack talent and deep thinking, however, like backgammons it's a good way to kill time.
Posted by: zukertort on 2009-09-29 11:30:27 Like Chess: YES
You are absolutely right, blitz chess does deteriorate one's skills. Those who lose their interest in chess, can no longer concentrate and have failed improve their chess resort to blitz chess. Their logic is: if they win that's because they have talent and if they lose that's because of time limits. Best thing would be for FIDE to abolish blitz chess from tournaments altogether. Botvinnik asserted that blitz chess is not chess but bauble play.
Posted by: Calamity on 2009-09-10 12:00:21 Like Chess: YES
I can see you feel very strongly about how much you hate Blitz/Bullet Chess, It's actually good to play, but only for experienced players and reflexes, If you're new to Chess it's almost impossible to beat someone who knows what they're doing and has quick thinking, So you'd just get discouraged from playing, It's also pretty boring and repetitive with memorizing strategies that don't vary much. Long Chess takes skill. Blitz Chess takes memory. ;)
Posted by: michael reyes on 2009-07-18 20:20:24 Like Chess: YES
I utterly disagree with your views on bullet and blitz chess. In my case, these have actually improved my OTB play.
Your views are likened to those of the likes of Botvinnik or the other old masters who sees speed chess as sacrilege to their game of chess.
Modern players like grischuk, carlsen, nakamura and morozevich play blitz. Even older generation players like dreev play blitz very often.
Posted by: JAcob on 2009-07-08 17:33:17 Like Chess: YES
Posted by: SirLucario on 2009-03-03 07:09:57 Like Chess: YES
pfft, I play more blitz than anything, and my OTB play has actually improved. One must be able to restrain themselves from blitzing moves in standard time controls. That's all.
Posted by: master class player on 2009-02-26 12:56:26
bullet chess dos have different strategy and tactics
Posted by: Master Class player on 2009-02-26 12:54:21
1m 6 second inc is shorter than 5 min ?
5m= 300 seconds for each side
600 seconds for both side
1m =60 seconds 120 for both sides plus
6x2=12 inc x 40 moves= 480
480 =+120= 600
it is same time actualy
Posted by: uk on 2008-12-19 04:21:55 Like Chess: YES
blitz wont help in improvinf chess
Posted by: Yanko on 2008-10-12 02:44:20 Like Chess: YES
I agree with your general characterization. In fact, anything less than 5 0 does not even deserve to be called chess. 5 0 itself is a joke as far as chess goes.
Posted by: chessboy1 on 2008-07-13 11:19:27 Like Chess: YES
gli scacchi sono un gioco,anzi pi che un gioco un'arte nel quale bisogna dar libero sfogo alla propria fantasia,alla creativita e soprattutto non lasciarsi mai intimorire.
negli scacchi un individuo impara a prevedere i propri errori e a non commetterli una seconda volta e questo e anche un significativo aspetto che riscontriamo un diversi modi anche nella vita stessa!
io attraverso gli scacchi ho imparato a temprare il mio carattere,perche non si puo diventere un grande maestro s non si impara a conoscere i propri errori (text in ITALIAN language)
Posted by: chessvariant Inventor on 2008-04-20 18:56:54
No, it is not the same as even a 2 min 12second increment timer.
In fact, I suspect you are exactly the type of moron I am talking about.
It is a great way to have fun, and perhaps improve your reflexes but it does not improve your chess.
Have you even played longer time controls? - Idiot!
Posted by: Mike on 2008-04-20 04:10:37 Like Chess: YES
Bullet chess is exactly the same as any other chess. You obviously cannot play it well, this is why you down it.
Posted by: Kid poker on 2007-09-05 15:20:29 Like Chess: YES
Damn WSOP and online poker ... no more bullet chess for the kiddies!
Posted by: Kid Poker on 2007-09-05 15:17:28 Like Chess: YES
Those pesky kids ... poker or chess all the time!
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