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What length games are best for a relatively new player?


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1

    newbchessplayer

    15 minute, 30 minute or something shorter or longer?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2

    ironic_begar

    What do you enjoy? I'm a firm believer that the best way to get good at time control X is to play a lot of time control X, and avoid time controls Y and Z. So try some different time controls and figure out which one you like. You can always change later.

    And do lots of tactics problems.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3

    Tom500

    30 min or longer. But the thing is in long games you should think more if you play a 30min game like a 15 or 5 min your ruining the whole idea of long games

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #4

    hicetnunc

    If you aim at improving, then the longer, the better. If it's for enjoyment, then it's up to you.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    hftc

    2 hours

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    Daeru

    It is 30|30 and 45|45 for me. Play with increment, you don't want to timeout in an easy endgame after a great game. 

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    hiredgun777

    hicetnunc wrote:

    If you aim at improving, then the longer, the better. If it's for enjoyment, then it's up to you.

    Very well said.  I'd say that unless you tend to get impatient at the end of a long game, the longer the better too!!!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #8

    JoseO

    Play longer games and then forget the clock itself exists at first. Think about what the board looks like, are your pieces active and coordinated, what are the threats,etc.

    Try to come up with the best move and move slowly. Better to have played well and lost a game on time then to try to rush through a game and making a mistake cause you went too fast.


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