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Created on October 27, 2011 |
4457 Votes | 35 Comments
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
Does anyone know of any serious research that compares the success rate of online play vs OTB, say amongst grandmasters?
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.
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)
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.
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.
I go to a tournament a week, 4 rounds swiss style.
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".
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.
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
About 60-100 standard time control games per year.
I go to tournaments once in a while.
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!
Sadly, I have no one to play OTB with, so I play online only.
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.
well i don't
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.
I don't know of a club near where I live!
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