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I share my experiences. Usually I play 15|10 because slow games are said to be more helpful for the improving player. However the opponents can produce long waiting sessions and I feel like 15 minutes take forever to pass. I can get bored really easily and I lose focus and I play a lot worse than usual.
On the other hand after some painful losses I tried the 10|0 time control and I enjoyed it a lot more. I feel like I'm more involved and I have to concentrate 100% throughout the whole game. Games tend to be a lot sharper, more exciting, and more tactical chances occur than in standard. However I'm not sure if blitzing affects my improvement in a good way but it's definitely more enjoyable than standard.
I prefer standard....although I was going through a blitz binge a month ago.and my slow chess really took a beating from playing 5 min games...took about a month to recover from that
yeah blitz is a lot of fun....but so is standard.....but I also prefer to actually have some time to think about tactical ideas..so standard wins.I'd even play 30 min if I could....but it takes forever to find opponents for those.
I've given up blitz for now. As an advanced beginner, it was really hurting my thought process. Luckily, I get two slow games a week here in Las Vegas (90 minutes), so I don't have any problem in that area. I can find other slow games on the ICC or practice against Houdini if I want a few more games a week.
im better at standerd
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