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does vote chess really help u learn or is it just fun?


  • 7 months ago · Quote · #1

    math26

    of course vote chess is fun, but does it really help u work ur mind?

    post ur opinions here!

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #2

    Rowan

    Vote chess has the option of talking and discussing before the move.

     

    One of many ways of doing it

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #3

    Rowan

       Talking of vote chess; thread feed back.

      Do you talk, or just vote?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #4

    Rowan

    math26 ?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #5

    Scottrf

    I don't see how any move analysis and discussion wouldn't help.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #6

    Rowan

     I don't that or math26

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #7

    Timothy_P

    Scottrf wrote:

    I don't see how any move analysis and discussion wouldn't help.

    ^This. In the bigger games/groups you have titled players commenting and having to justify the reasoning behind their moves. What could be better?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #8

    josh707

    I dont think it helps

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #9

    ajttja

    it depends, if you are active in the VC and are posting variations and some one else is arguing against you saying that another move is better then it is good. If you just do a move without looking at the comments then it is bad.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #10

    josh707

    Yeah... you're right

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #11

    SmyslovFan

    Vote chess is consultation chess. If you are just voting without reading what others say, there will be little improvement.

    If you actively discuss your plans with other players in a vote chess game, vote chess is an excellent tool for helping to hone analysis, discover weaknesses in evaluation, and learn new openings.

    Vote chess, like so much in life, is as good as you want to make it.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #12

    Scottrf

    I don't know if people can see our comments (white), but for me it's definitely a learning experience.

    http://www.chess.com/votechess/game?id=35918

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #13

    Irontiger

    SmyslovFan wrote:

    Vote chess is consultation chess. If you are just voting without reading what others say, there will be little improvement.

    If you actively discuss your plans with other players in a vote chess game, vote chess is an excellent tool for helping to hone analysis, discover weaknesses in evaluation, and learn new openings.

    Vote chess, like so much in life, is as good as you want to make it.

    I wouldn't write it better.

     

    @Scottrf : non group members can see moves via the archive only once the game is finished (which is the case here).

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #14

    Scottrf

    @Irontiger thanks.

    Enjoyed that particular game. No stealth voting and almost all group members involved in discussion.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #15

    rooperi

    Timothy_P wrote:
    Scottrf wrote:

    I don't see how any move analysis and discussion wouldn't help.

    ^This. In the bigger games/groups you have titled players commenting and having to justify the reasoning behind their moves. What could be better?

    Some teams suck at vote chess, some teams cheat at vote chess, some teams blindly follow what better/titled players suggest.

    Very rarely do you get groups where there is really discussion and debate.

    I'm lucky to be part of one such group, Budapest Gambiteers, if all vote chess was played like this it would be an amazing learning experience.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #16

    akafett

    VC games can be a good way for patzers like myself to learn and improve. But, you have to participate on a team where others discuss every move and are serious about it. If not, you are wasting your time. And associating yourself with high rated players is a definate plus, also.

    The hard part is finding a Vote Chess team that WILL take the time to discuss ideas during the game.


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