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Blitz Chess, Time versus Skill?

Apr 10, 2014, 2:27 AM 1

Recently after a victory or three in 5min Blitz, I have had the complaint that I am a @#$% time player e.t.c.  There seems to be more than a few  pent up ameteurs (of which I am one also) who must base their self esteem on their rating.  Anyone would think I had stolen their lotto winnings or cheated at the world champs! Blitz chess is a balance between time and skill surely??  If you have the right balance compared to your opponent....you win!  It's part of the game is it not?  If people want to really think about their moves, or if they can't think fast enough,  they should play standard chess. It's that simple.

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