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Hmm. Indeed. There are alot of rationales of why or why isn't blitz/bullet isn't real chess. As well as for Correspondence (which I'm a big fan of)
Again (dunno if I'd mentioned this in a post)
People playing Online Chess are literally facing an army of opponents at one time. All of them armed or in their reach, resources that often can beat GMs. But if not for players with integrity and honest ta goodness skill Correspondence often prove without a doubt that might does not make right. That this is a human game with falliables with twists & turns
Which sadly isn't often shown in Bullet/Blitz chess.
Mostly ego and who has the quicker clicker. Alot of trash talk before, during and after the game.
Mostly because they'd seen your Online rating pregame and wanted to stick it to you if your rating Online was higher than theirs
I like Blitz OTB rather than on websites. Its very real but even then OTB Blitz players aren't as discriminate with Correspondence players as with websites simply because even they know how hard it is to play Postal chess.
But for some reason...Chess.com Bullet/Blitz players totally hate on Online players because its somehow equal to Cheating. Heh
1. They believe that all Online players are posers & use engines.
2. They realize they can't swindle vs an alert player even lower rated than them.
3. Too lazy ta study. Even basic nuances of Opening play-Rudiamentary Endgames.
4. Its just fun to just play people when they're tired of beating them by hitting the Challenge button again n again. Calling them sissies or poor winners if they dont accept.
5. Heh. Having a ridiculously high Blitz/Bullet rating means you're not a cheater and therefore better than anyone with a lower rating.
That your rating in Bullet/Blitz represents "true" skill, ability.
For me I prefer to play the player true strength not some games data base or opening manuel, where he or she can look up opening line and play like a grandmaster, or refer to endgame books and data base endgame: In correspondence games that is the problem, it is not cheating but is it real chess? If I going to play corespondence games again it will be only 960 chess, there is no opening manuel to refer to or grandmasters game to get middlegame ideas,and I will be playing a player true strength. Blitz and bullet is probably the nearest to otb chess, but some players play for speed and not quality chess move and try to beat a player on how quick they can move the mouse; this is not good for chess improvement and can hurt you in the long run.
I'm not really sure how many people use end game data bases and grandmaster games to play online correspondance chess. I guess some do, but I certainly can't be bothered putting that much time and effort into a game of online chess against some arbitrary opponent. I never even look up an opening, let alone anything more complex!
I lost 200+ points in bullet chess over a bad days, but that's ok I guess since I am bout to play in a 7 day tournament starting saturday. Guys, some like to play fast controls, and some like only to play slow. I play both. Live with it. Instead of spending hours of discussing this we could play chess, or study, or whatever. There is more exciting things to discuss if you still want to discuss something.
For me I prefer to play the player true strength not some games data base or opening manuel, where he or she can look up opening line and play like a grandmaster, or refer to endgame books and data base endgame: In correspondence games that is the problem, it is not cheating but it is real chess. If going to play corespondence games again it will be only 960 chess, there is no opening manuel to refer to or grandmasters game to get middlegame ideas,and I will be playing a player true strength. Blitz and bullet is probably the nearest to otb chess, but some players play for speed and not quality chess move and try to beat a player on how quick they can move the mouse; this is not good for chess improvement and can hurt you in the long run.
Yes, it is real chess. Maybe the realist chess available.
However, there's not much opportunity for research on endings. Tablebases are against the rules.
Even without tablebases, there are plenty of excellent endgame encylopedias and books.
Yes. And I have no qualms about using them despite it being a gray area. However, in more than 1000 correspondence games since the 1970s, the vast majority in the past eight years, I may have consulted Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual once for a game in progress. I have used the analysis board extensively in maybe half a dozen endings. In the past few months I remember a simp,e pawn race that looked superficially like a loss for me, but was in fact a technical draw. I used the analysis board every move to confirm that my king could get across the board fast enough to hold the draw.
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