13211 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Hungarian GM Laszlo Szabo in 1981 wrote a book "100.000 moves in 50 years". That can be approx. 50-60 games a year, quite normal at that time.
Nowadays we can play far more, over the board and on internet. Tell me your age and the number of games you approx. played, against human beings, not against a computer. Try to give some details and : lets start at 20.000 games as minimum.
Pending the answers, we might refine the question, perhaps raise the minimum, and : whether you have a fulltime job or just not, lets make a nice series of posts !
Well, I am 75 years old and have been playing since I I was five; but there were many years when I didn[t play at all. At 5 a year taht would be 350. Hmmm! 500.
only about 200 otb, around 10000 online, check my blitz ! :)
Blitz = 18,805 and counting
He was probably talking about tournament games only. People still played blitz, but it was at the club instead of online.
I'd guess about 30,000 for me over the last 10 years.
I teach Chess in Central New Jersey= See my Chess teaching portal
I've played probably + 100.000 since 2001 ,but most of them in blitz or bullet.
20,000 games x 40 moves average= 800,000 moves in 2 years.
i think near 20000 games
Approx. 12,000 in 2.5 years. On average, about 12.25 games/ day (5 minutes/ side). Close to 2,000 hours -- so far away from the proverbial 10,000 hours to attain mastery.
I played 500 games in last year.
by thdimi a few minutes ago
2/11/2016 - Casas-Piazzini, Buenos Aires 1952
by Arisktotle 3 minutes ago
Is it possible to become a Master in under 6 months?
by UseWithCare 3 minutes ago
Is Chessbase GUI copyright for making videos?
by ChessOfPlayer 3 minutes ago
OK how does that work?
by ChessOfPlayer 5 minutes ago
Won on time !
by ChessOfPlayer 9 minutes ago
i had a dream last night
by ChessOfPlayer 12 minutes ago
whats wrong with chess.com android app
by jussuf 13 minutes ago
Chess for Oldtimers --- Good Idea !
by HueyWilliams 16 minutes ago
Why use openings?
by Rodiath 18 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!