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I just played a gentleman a 5 minute game. He was rated a few points higher, but I don't think he put his best foot forward in our little dance. I put in a couple notes on my thoughts during the game.
That was really well played by you and lackadaisically by him. I almost think he was just impatiently playing one move attacks because, he wanted instant gratification. I do this sometimes when I am frustrated after a losing streak and/or feel like I can't think. I also think maybe he was paying too much attention to your respective ratings, thinking it would come out in the wash to his advantage, simply due to him being a better player.
Why do you play so much in chesscube?
Chess.com opponents are beter...
I think these attacks with pawns are generally weakening, but it's sometimes hard to prove that in blitz.
True. Sometimes, time becomes more important than position or material. I don't generally do well playing blitz, against someone who plays it all the time. I am not sure if either you or your opponent normally do. It seems to me you have to game plan for it or you end up making moves that leave you easily carved up.
I play blitz exclusively. I'm not sure by playing a lot one automatically improves... in fact, I think I used to play a lot better and more consistantly years ago when the outcome of games held some importance to me. I think in blitz one should try to do what you might should do in any time control... control the center, protect your pieces, go for small advantages and look for tactics, etc. The problem is, it's harder in blitz to think of all these things within the time contraints, jus as it's equally hard for your opponent. . . so mistakes abound, but taking advantage of those mistakes is harder too.
I agree with your assessment. I find that just playing good moves fast usually is more fruitful than playing the best move you can find at each turn. I am usually really good at seeing the better moves that can be made, but it is the best order to play them in that I have trouble with. I think this goes out the window somewhat in blitz. No one really has time to be that strategic or tactical.In spite of this, I am sure some of the better players can still really make you pay for not playing one of the three best moves. I watched Magnus Carlsen play a guy in a handicap bullet match. His opponent got 3 min. He got 1 minute. He still won.
I would take the time to try my hand at it to see what would become of me but, I am trying to get good at it the "right" way first. I think it will make me a better blitz player once I play it often.
Well, everything is relative to one's level of play. I suspect Carlsen would beat me if he had 1 minute and I had six hours and the game would be excruciatingly unsatisfying for the both of us - which is why I never play computers . Fortunately chess allows for different levels and any two people on similar skill level can enjoy the game as much as two people on a much higher, or lower, level.
II AGREE WITHS SCALA HE IS WASTIND YOUR TIME DONT PLAY WITH HIM AGAIN
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