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Ive finally achieved my goals whereas bullet ratings are concerned, currently at 2405 rated.
My national rating is about 1600.
Is anyone else experiencing great skill in bullet but far lower ratings in OTB?
If so, how can I overcome this? Ive been told to slow down OTB but I always end up playing OTB 1hr 30min a side like its a bullet game.
Anything anyone else can tell me that might help?? :D
I need help because im playing in the national u20 final playoffs next week and if I play blitz in long games, I might just lose to all of them! :P
Congratulations on reaching your bullet goals.
From what I've learned, playing slow OTB takes an almost entirely different skillset. Fundamentally => Can you make moves against strong opposition where they have a ton of time to find the best response to your move without blundering pawns/pieces or missing common tactics, and yet, you still win? Are you accumulating tiny advantages, using every advantage your knowledge of chess strategy can help you find and slowly yet systematically suck the life out of your opponent's game?
When I play stronger players at slow time controls, I have at times made no blatant tactical mistakes but got crushed purely because I was clueless at how to handle the positional aspects of the game. What I'm trying to get at is that practicing tons of bullet play (no matter at what respectable rating strength) cannot possibly prepare you to deal with a strong player who uses his clock to play clean, high-quality chess. Also, I notice that to win against these guys, I needed to learn how to create and make threats that cannot be stopped ... as opposed to trappy en-prise attacking moves that I hope he won't figure out/miss.
Also, the strongest speed chess players in the world are the strongest slow chess players. They usually get better at slow OTB first.
I stopped playing bullet now cuz I noticed that even my bullet rating climbs, I beginning to lose patience when playing slower chess :)
Same thing happend to me...
I lost patience ... I cant wait in 10 min game... i just make quick move , and opponent wait and make right one...
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