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Hello fellow chess addicts.
I used to play decent chess when I was a teen and in my university years,then stopped for professional reasons for 15 years.This year though I took it up again,played in 3 tournaments and had respectable results.And given that in all those years I hadn't touched a board or a set,it was good.
However after some time I got addicted to blitz games,alhtough admittedly I am not so good at fast chess.And now after 3 weeks or so of too many fast games,my ability to focus,my creativity and my analytical skills have suffered considerably. I blunder at won positions,I blunder pieces on the move very frequently, I can't concentrate deeply e.t.c.
Please advise me though your own personal experience.(I apologise if this topic is boring for some people. )
Have you ever had this problem yourselves and what remedy did you find to improve things,as fast as possible.(It goes without saying that I'm not going to play blitz games again.)
My advice is to get a copy of CT-ART 4.0 or any software for solving 'difficult' chess problems.
The reason behind this is that it will train you to think and calculate before touching any of the pieces. You can set it to 'Practice' mode and not have to worry about time. Take all the time you need to think and calculate specially with the difficult problems.
Train yourself with it for a few weeks. When you go back to playing OTB long games you'll notice that you'll have more patience and self-control to analyze and calculate before moving. And of course it will also strengthen your calculation skills.
Start a long correspondence game or play some 1+ hour OTB games. Blitz is not real chess. Blitz is for addicts with short attention spans.
Thanks that is very interesting.I'll try it out today.
I agree 100% and have already started correspondence games.Thanks for your suggestion.
blabla article... Be a clever man or go to the hospital for a psy consulting...
 Oops, necroed, 7 weeks old.
It is interesting to watch the games of the guy by the name SomePatzer in live chess. In the 1 minute game he thrives and seems invincible and even finds strong moves given the short available time. But once I watched him playing a series of 3 minute games. It was a whole different world though you can't call 3 minutes a very long time conrol either. He had to take his time to think, even had a better position, and lost all of them, on time...
I think you answered your own question: Just don't play blitz
I recommend playing 45/45. I think longer time controls will test all phases of your games such as patience, planning, caluation, evaluation, opening , middle and endgame. I thhink that playing longer time controls is more enjoyable and plus many GMs say longer time controls you will improve faster than playing bullet or blitz.
step 1: eat lots of fruits
step 2: get lots of sleep
step 3: dont win like a pussy then run. i.e. you are the accumulating jizz deposits slowing drowning the once great site of chess.com
Well, the " problem " you refer to, is similar to mine.
During the game, i can " see " difficult variations, but this costs me a lot of time.
I '' caught '' myself thinking that in case of playing 1. (sth), my opponent will answer with the dangerous 1. ... ( sth ) but i have the move 2. OK... so, i keep in mind this move. Now, let1s see the move 1. ( sth else ) . Then the answer must be 1. ... () and i`ll attack the rook by 2.(sth)... hmmm... OOPS! He can play 1. ... and here are many attacks.
All this contains a big loss of time. After all, even with winable possitions, i suffer from the clock! Most of my games, win, null or loss, have the same characteristic: I have less hour to spend than my opponent. Even with players that are weaker than me !!!
Is it as tough as cigaretts??
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