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Do you calculate a lot?


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #81

    mmuurrii

    Mandy711 wrote:
    reflectivist wrote:

    It's much simpler than that. If God wants you to win, you win.  If God wants you to lose, you lose.  Why complicate it?

    God is watching our games neutrally like an arbiter.

    yes, good old loving god,   Should read, "God is watching the war in syria neutrally, like an arbiter."   ...?    seems like he? couldn't care less?  last i heard he was in Istanbul somewhere smokin' some hash, and getting laid.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #82

    ivandh

    rmurray a écrit :
    Mandy711 wrote:
    reflectivist wrote:

    It's much simpler than that. If God wants you to win, you win.  If God wants you to lose, you lose.  Why complicate it?

    God is watching our games neutrally like an arbiter.

    yes, good old loving god,   Should read, "God is watching the war in syria neutrally, like an arbiter."   ...?    seems like he? couldn't care less?  last i heard he was in Istanbul somewhere smokin' some hash, and getting laid.

    Now there's a god I can believe in.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #83

    mattyf9

    pdve wrote:

    Do you calculate a lot or do you go by intuition? I'm not talking of forced captures and stuff.

    Some positions call for calculating alot of variations and some don't.  But playing a move just because it feels good is always wrong.  Any move as good as it looks must always be calculated to an extent to make sure its not a mistake.  I know because I've made plenty of impulse moves that felt good, or made strategic sense, and I resigned on the next move lol.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #84

    samir767

    in my case no!! i trust my instincts .if u gonna lose ,u will eventualy lose, calculating a lot dosent mean you calculate right.. 

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #85

    mattyf9

    samir767 wrote:

    in my case no!! i trust my instincts .if u gonna lose ,u will eventualy lose, calculating a lot dosent mean you calculate right.. 

    Think like this and you will never improve.  You must always make sure a move you make doesn't lose material and you should calculate what your opponents best response would be.  Moving on sheer impulse is a mistake.  Its true you may not calculate right, but it will improve the more you do it.   

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #86

    ChessvsAliens

    Yes.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #87

    ChessvsAliens

    samir767 wrote:

    in my case no!! i trust my instincts .if u gonna lose ,u will eventualy lose, calculating a lot dosent mean you calculate right.. 

    yup, seeing your rating......

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #88

    mattyf9

    ChessvsAliens wrote:
    samir767 wrote:

    in my case no!! i trust my instincts .if u gonna lose ,u will eventualy lose, calculating a lot dosent mean you calculate right.. 

    yup, seeing your rating......

    Yea I looked at one of his games lol.  If your intiution is already bad, which it clearly is, then how do you expect to get better?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #89

    samir767

    guys show mercyFoot in Mouth plss. i am playing chess after a gap of 30 + yrs , last played in school, already confessed am an amatuer.Encouraging comments from seniors will definitely help me learn more and improve. 

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #90

    mattyf9

    samir767 wrote:

    guys show mercy plss. i am playing chess after a gap of 30 + yrs , last played in school, already confessed am an amatuer.Encouraging comments from seniors will definitely help me learn more and improve. 

    Then follow the advice given instead of disagreeing with it.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #91

    hicetnunc

    Guys, no chess integrism please : everybody is entitled free thought process...

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #92

    maDawson

    I don't always calculate, but when I do...

    I prefer Texas Instruments.

    Stay nerdy my friends...

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #93

    ivandh

    maDawson a écrit :

    I don't always calculate, but when I do...

    I prefer Texas Instruments.

    Stay nerdy my friends...

    Oh my god so much awesome.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #94

    waffllemaster

    Haha, I like it.

    Replace Texas Instruments with "reverse polish notation" for that extra nerdy flair Laughing

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #95

    AssauIt

    rmurray wrote:
    AssauIt wrote:

    Like I said, I don't have the incentive to actually expend energy on online games. Afterall, all I get for winning is fake rating points.
    Also i've got too many distractions here.

    Read this post carefully.  Read it again.   hell....read it again.

    Does it sound strange to you? ....it does to me.     

    why is that?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #96

    Slovenly

    ivandh wrote:
    rmurray a écrit :
    Mandy711 wrote:
    reflectivist wrote:

    It's much simpler than that. If God wants you to win, you win.  If God wants you to lose, you lose.  Why complicate it?

    God is watching our games neutrally like an arbiter.

    yes, good old loving god,   Should read, "God is watching the war in syria neutrally, like an arbiter."   ...?    seems like he? couldn't care less?  last i heard he was in Istanbul somewhere smokin' some hash, and getting laid.

    Now there's a god I can believe in.

    There's a god I could get behind.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #97

    Master_Po

    What was the topic?  Oh yes, calculating. . . at my level, if i take more than 15 minutes, is that too long normally?  Does that mean I should do more tactics?  

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #98

    AlCzervik

    If you're playing a 20 minute game, yes, it's too long.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #99

    mattyf9

    DavyWilliams wrote:

    What was the topic?  Oh yes, calculating. . . at my level, if i take more than 15 minutes, is that too long normally?  Does that mean I should do more tactics?  

    Yes obviously if its a 20 minute game its too long.  In a long game, i.e 90/60 or longer, 20 minutes isnt too long but you have to pick and choose when you take time.  You should not be taking 20 minutes to make what is an obvious move like recapturing a piece, or in the opening where you have 3 candidate moves and they are all reasonable.  You should be taking time when you have a position that requires you to calculate multiple variations because if you move quickly in a position like this you can easily miss a threat.


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