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Rational Chess

More than 2 weeks ago, I tried a Live Chess game against a member of Chess.com.  I intended to accept  an open challenge with a duration of at least 10 minutes but inadvertently clicked a Lightning game (I guess it's 2 minutes per side).  I was a bit surprised and I even forgot about the abort button, and I continued on.  I have to admit that that was the very first lightning game I did and I was off-balanced!  I guess you have to see the diagram (I was Black) here to understand my point, about how irrational chess becomes in these "types" of fast games.

The game is the Open Game: Patzer/Parnham Opening (C20), which is otherwise known as the Terrorist Attack.  I knew about this opening but I was left totally surprised!  I had the position where I can be checkmated in one move!  But the greater surprise is the fact that my opponent didn't do it!  The rest of the game is not that significant, although the randomness of the game is obvious, similar to watching an average football (soccer) game where there's a lot of kicking but no points.

What is the lesson?  Well... if you want stupid moves, try Lightning or any fast chess.  Chess is the philosophers' game, and not the idiots'.  The standard game is the way to go.  Of course it depends on each person--to each his own (no offense to lightning players).  But for me I have to maintain the rational in chess. Cool

Comments


  • 6 years ago

    Charlie91

    Yes I lost on time Tony; it's really instinct.  I never met her but she seems to be an expert--go to her sites/blogs and find out for yourself. Wink

  • 6 years ago

    antne003

    CHARLIE, GOOD  BUDDY,  SO  YOU  LOST THAT LIGHTNING GAME ON TIME?

    CHARLIE,  I  NEVER  MET  BATGIRL, BUT  SHE  SEEMS TO BE VERY NICE. 

    SHE HAD  MADE  COMMENTS TO  ME IN THE PAST,  AND RESPECT THEM AND HER  VERYMUCH.

    AS  ALWAYS CHARLIE, I  WILL CIONTINUE TO READ  YOUR COMMENTS ABND  ARTICLES  YOU  POST  AND  STILL PURSUE  MY  THIRST  OF IMPROVING  MY  CHESS

                                              THANKS , AS  ALWAYS  TONY  antne003

  • 6 years ago

    Charlie91

    I'm honored to be commented-on by batgirl and I appreciate it.  You're right, maybe it's time for me to investigate further about fast chess.  Perhaps there will be a sequel to this blog entry in the future...  Thanks!

  • 6 years ago

    batgirl

    Then again - all you had invested in the game was about 2 minutes of your time.  Lightning certainly isn't the same game as chess anymore than blitz is the same game. Each has its own strategy and purpose - and investment.

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