One minute chess ... and mouse racing ... ... ... ...
Kill that !@$%& mouse-racer!!!

One minute chess ... and mouse racing ... ... ... ...

NM FLchessplayer
Apr 13, 2012, 8:47 AM |

Discussion: Please join in. 

Is it better to move as fast as possible (at one-minute chess); or should you try to make good moves?

My trophy room:
(So far, all one minute tournies, I think.) 

I keep losing to guys who move really fast. My take is its OK for one-minute ... BUT!!!! If your goal is to get better, should you not strive to make the best moves possible?

I could post a few of my one minute games here, but I won't. (One game - recently - I made 80+ moves.) One of my students recently commented that my one-minute games look better than his slow chess! 

I'm OK at one minute. My goal is to play the best chess that I am capable of ... in the time limit. 

If you play ONLY for speed ... aren't you hurting yourself in the long run? 

BTW, out of my last eight USCF tournaments, (slow chess); I have won clear first in six, tied for first at the Louisiana State Champ. in 2011. During this run, I have only lost one game. 

My point is not to brag, but aks the following question:



This is a true mouse-racer, NO SKILL ... but only speed & dirty tricks ...
like offering a draw every move.  (Here.) Some guys get a lost position ,,, or are running out of time ... and they offer a draw every single move? WHY?!?!???


Here is another player ... who moves too fast ... (here). 
{His rating is usually higher than mine, although ... right now ... I have a plus score against him.} 

SUNDAY; SEPTEMBER 16th, 2018: 

I am going to start adding all monster-mashes here. In other words, if you cowardly play the mouse-racing game and just move quickly with no thought or care for the position, I will add your game here ... for the whole world to see. I will greatly criticize your play and excoriate you to the highest degree, you will be held up - for everyone to see - 

If you don't want this to happen, then stop the silly mouse-racing! However, I have 100% confidence that mouse-racers have no game and are UNABLE to change or avoid their stupid and silly habits and will continue to play this brand of useless chess. IF you are a real mouse-racer, I hope I crush you completely and totally humiliate you on the chess-board and then add your game so that the entire chess community can see how poorly you play chess. 

#1.) The first player to be nominated for the MOUSE-RACER's HALL OF SHAME is the following encounter: 

Click here to see this game ... with the move times as well. 

Click here to see one of the worst cases of pure "mouse-tacing" that I have ever seen ... 
it may also be the dumbest game of chess I have ever played!!! 

Here are a few games of pure mouse-racers: 

  1. Click here to see a guy who moves back-and-forth a lot. 
  2. Click here to see a guy who premoves, I am not even sure how such a player gets a near 2000 rating! Unbelievable!!! Terrible chess! 
  3. Click here to see me defeat a guy who wrote several chess books. 
  4. Click here to see one player who does not ever resign ... (maybe he should?)  
  5. One of my best M-R wins, I deliver the mate with 0.01 seconds left ... ... ...  
  6. Click here to see a nice one ... mate with .03 seconds left.   
  7. Click here to see a fitting finish to a game. (See also the comment after the game.) 
  8. In this game, my opponent moved fast ... must have been a lot of pre-moves ... I have never seen anyone (short of a straight-up chess engine) move this fast! 
  9. A mouse-racer is the victim of a beautiful checkmate ... probably by the time he even had a hint that he was in trouble ... it was too late to do anything about it. (Click here.) 
  10. To be 100% fair, this game was NOT pure mouse-racing, my opponent did NOT make a lot of silly, stupid moves to throw me off or just move super fast ... and hope for a win on time. I DO think he moved really quickly towards the end of the game ... perhaps believing that he had an easy win by just shoving all of his Q-side Pawns! (And I think by the time he realized what I was up to, it was far too late to do anything about it.) I (initially) posted it here ... because I was not sure where else to put it! 🤔 
  11. An absolute "mawn-star" of a mouse-racer, but in this game, he loses too quickly!   
  12. A very foolish mouse-racer sets a record! (He still had over 30 seconds when he lost on time.) 
  13. Another mouse-racer who gets mated ... see it now
  14. A totally insane mouse-racer - I have never seen such bad moves!! - gets mated
  15. Next? 

If you don't want to see your game here, then don't mouse-race! 

Really bad play will be immortalized here, just run-of-the-mill bad play will be relegated to a link in the comments after the main body of the blog.