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Stop with solving tactics ??


  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #41

    SilentKnighte5

    The people who are concerned about losing rating for getting a problem right are going about it the wrong way.   You're worried about the result, but not why you aren't as good at tactics as others.  Those are the same people you will be playing OTB, so you should be trying to be more like them not changing the rating system so it makes you look similar when you aren't.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #42

    LongIslandMark

    Not sure why folks care about their tactics rating on this site. Sure, I look at a posters game ratings sometimes, mostly to help decide how I should word a reply post, but never give a glance at the tactics rating.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #43

    jeasbed

    SilentKnighte5 wrote:

    To use an exaggarated example... if it takes you 5 minutes to solve a problem that most people can do in 10 seconds, don't you think that says something about your playing strength?  Should those two people be rated the same?  I dont think so.

    That's likely why there's a correlation between timed problems and standard OTB rating.  You don't have an infinite amount of time there either.  In order to calculate deeply, you have to be able to eliminate bad moves otherwise you'd have to analyze every possibility.  People who can quickly spot blitz mode style tactics in their OTB games can eliminate potential bad moves and eliminate possible replies by their opponent.  

    That makes a lot of sense. Thanks. Apparently, there's something to it because as I said, my blitz tactics rating on chesstempo is right at 1300 and my standard live play rating is mid-1200s. I stopped doing timed tactics on this site because it was so frustrating bouncing back and forth between high 1200s and high 1000s. On chesstempo my blitz tactic rating has slowly and steadily improved over time. Not sure why that is. You get point deductions on chesstempo blitz tactics when you take too long to solve a puzzle (just like here) so I'm not sure why I do better on ChessTemp than I do here. 

    Thanks again.  

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #44

    jeasbed

    SilentKnighte5 wrote:

    The people who are concerned about losing rating for getting a problem right are going about it the wrong way.   You're worried about the result, but not why you aren't as good at tactics as others.  Those are the same people you will be playing OTB, so you should be trying to be more like them not changing the rating system so it makes you look similar when you aren't.

    Personally, I don't really care about the rating. I just don't get why you lose points when you get a problem right. I can understand getting less points but losing points? I'm sure there's a reason for that as well. 

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #45

    cdowis75

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  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #46

    vmsfinale

    HaydenPanettiere wrote:

    Hello everyone !

    My Tactics rating is now 2507 here after I solve a huge chess Tactics everyday and I get tired of it  , I get only a less improve in blitz or bullet , why solving chess tactics ???????? it give me  no improve at all  !

    i should say not just to you but to every1. avoid playing quick games.

    they create flaws in your thinking.

    as for your extreme case ,if you  want to improve;  stop playing blitz and bullet altogether.    play standard controls (say 30 min per side) and then see where you stand. analyse each game with engine


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