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I've been watching GM's playing on internet short 3min games and I noticed when it comes to last few seconds, the speed and the movement of chess pieces is almost beyond human. No matter how fast I can try, for me it's just impossible to move this fast. Do they use some special software? What do they initiate moves with, mouse? keyboard? It looks like chess martial arts towards the end :)
They could be using premoves where they anticipate certain captures to take place and enter the move before it occurs. The system has to be setup to allow premoves. Most major chesswebsites allow for this.
I agree Vil, I play 3 min blitz games on an iPad, and have to make 3 touches to completed a move: touch the piece, touch the destination, touch 'submit' (I know I could eliminate 'submit', but I need it otherwise I make too many wrong moves). I've been beaten on time when I've had >30/40 secs left vs. my oponent's <10 secs. I feel a bt cheated when I lose in those circumstances.
How do you play that fast??
Fast time controls require a very good mouse, a great internet connection with no lag at all, and (if allowed) premoves. Forget everything else.
Are premoves allowed here?
You can just hoover the piece on the destination square. Then you release the mouse button, unless it's a real blunder. It takes a few seconds to make another move, but for a piece it can be worth it.
He really removed all my options...
by JackOfAllHobbies a few minutes ago
Play live tournaments from iPad
by netkuk 4 minutes ago
Avoid House of Staunton!
by FrankHelwig 4 minutes ago
HURT HEAL openings 2
by 2000mushroom 6 minutes ago
1000 ELO in Bullet, 1100 in Blitz, 2000 in Long games???
by LongIslandMark 7 minutes ago
pieces not visible
by apocalypse4u2014 8 minutes ago
by togahcuwemmig 10 minutes ago
What do you feel about players that do perpetual checks when they are losing?
by LongIslandMark 14 minutes ago
by chesssky2 14 minutes ago
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