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How many traditional OTB games do you play in a typical week?

How many traditional OTB games do you play in a typical week?

  • None! I play chess online only!
  • 0 - 1
  • 2 - 3
  • 4 - 6
  • 7 - 10
  • More than 10!

Created on October 27, 2011 | 4412 Votes | 35 Comments

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    hero-p

    y the hell are u playing chess only on the internet?the real chess is playing only in the real board with new oppenents.have u ever try to join a real tournouament?thats the better think in chess

  • 3 years ago

    balbs

    Does anyone know of any serious research that compares the success rate of online play vs OTB, say amongst grandmasters? 

  • 3 years ago

    LetsReason

    I love playing Over The Board (OTB) and hate that my games are so far inbetween.  I guess another weakness of the poll (and I'm not complaining, just contributing) is that I play in the open sections of regional scholastic tournaments and so play 4 to 5 games per month.  I guess that equals out to 1-2 a week, so I chose that response.

    Anyone near Martinsville, VA that would like to get together for an OTB game periodically?  I love Blitz time controls but am happy to sit and play a long one.

  • 3 years ago

    Tripelkonzert

    I'm still uncertain whether chess.com considered Blitz as OTB games. I guess they do otherwise it's hard to imagine people in the highest category.
  • 3 years ago

    VINDYVINDY

    playing otb vastly improve tournament playing ability

    on the other hand lots of online chess could create problem

    e.g. once i went to a local tournament without playing otb for weak (played only online), and realise that it become hard to watch the big tournament chess board (standerd size) (as we concentrate only on a small screen while playing online)

  • 3 years ago

    mydixiewrecked

    Wish I had the time to play more OTB tournaments. Unfortunately, all of the tournaments in my state are held at least 2 hours away from where I live.

  • 3 years ago

    ChrisWainscott

    I play in two clubs which have one rated game per week and then on top of that I play one or two weekend tournaments as well.

  • 3 years ago

    The_Riga_Magican

    I go to a tournament a week, 4 rounds swiss style.

  • 3 years ago

    Wants2improve

    A lot of people here think that castling is a "trick move".  And when I talk about book knowledge, they think that I'm talking about "trick moves".  Cry 

  • 3 years ago

    Wants2improve

    Of the people in this town who do play chess, none have any book knowledge.  And none of them are interested in gaining book knowledge.  It gets old playing them, real quick.

  • 3 years ago

    dpnorman

    I usually play around 20-30 a week. I play online 30 minute time control but that doesnt really count. If it did i would say over 100 per week

  • 3 years ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    About 60-100 standard time control games per year.

  • 3 years ago

    Kaikers

    I go to tournaments once in a while.

  • 3 years ago

    andrewhoyer

    Your average chess player will typically have very few people in their immediate circle of friends and family who also play (or play at least to a similar level).  I have that same situation, but at least there are a few clubs in the area so I can get in some OTB play once a week or so.

    For those with no club in the area -- why not try starting one?  Even where I live with existing clubs, I often hear about someone starting a club in their smaller local area.  There are probably chess players near you, and they're thinking the same thing -- there's nobody around to play chess with!

  • 3 years ago

    frrixz

    Sadly, I have no one to play OTB with, so I play online only.

  • 3 years ago

    IM Kacparov

    I think that's a bad poll, in some weeks I play 7 games or more (OTB tournaments), and in some none. I chose 2-3, considering the average.

  • 3 years ago

    TheDodoBird

    well i don't

  • 3 years ago

    eddiewsox

    I am surprised to see that 40% play only online. I guess many people don't have a club or know anyone that plays. I am fortunate to have both.  

  • 3 years ago

    TheDodoBird

    me to

     

    I don't know of a club near where I live!

  • 3 years ago

    J_Perkins

    I would like to play OTB, Unfortunately I don't know anyone that plays.
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