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Any tips for playing better in blitz?

ethorson4
krazeechess wrote:
FutureISROscientist wrote:

Practice

this kid gave the best advice

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krazeechess

don't play openings which you don't know (unless ur trying to learn the opening) - it can cause positions that you aren't comfortable with and you will spend more time trying to play the right moves. what time control in blitz do you play?

nishk1

You need to take a day off and then when you get back play extremely focused but if you are still tilted then take another day off

BestSell

Are you reviewing every game after you play it?

If you just keep playing, without reviewing, you're going to miss opportunities to learn from your mistakes. Which will then make it more likely that you'll repeat the same mistakes again, without even realizing it . . .

Moonwarrior_1
BestSell wrote:

Are you reviewing every game after you play it?

If you just keep playing, without reviewing, you're going to miss opportunities to learn from your mistakes. Which will then make it more likely that you'll repeat the same mistakes again, without even realizing it . . .

Not in blitz

BestSell

Tilt usually comes from making mistakes.

And reviewing, after each game, will help you recognize those mistakes, so you're less likely to make them again. It also gives you a much-needed pause after each game, to stop any negative momentum you might be building.

In short: reviewing/analyzing is the antidote for tilt. thumbup.png

ninjaswat

Generally take NO MORE than 3 seconds on each move in the opening. If you're down a minute then you need to be moving faster than your opponent or you will flag. Other than that its all intuition and pattern recognition.

GM_Loser5000
Fayez58 wrote:

Make the position as complex as possible. You should try very complicated attacking openings.  Opponent will think harder and eventually lose the game just like you lost to me

smart

mrfreezyiceboy

i guess it just comes naturally, over time you begin to improve at recognizing patterns faster.  but you MUST make sure you're not spending too much time, try to set a maximum amount of time you can spend on a move. play quickly in the opening, and don't spend more than around 7-8 seconds in the middlegame or endgame unless it's a critical line.

MrDubious67

If you don't want to spend too much time, then play on Chrome and install this chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hikaru-and-gothamchess-te/dbooaamklijfogllbgookpiliaphkahb?hl=en. (I think you play on Safari if I'm not wrong, but this extension only works for chrome). 

MrDubious67
GM_Loser5000 wrote:
Fayez58 wrote:

Make the position as complex as possible. You should try very complicated attacking openings.  Opponent will think harder and eventually lose the game just like you lost to me

smart

I mean... you do have to calculate the complex position as well. If your opponent slips up and you can't find the winning line you're probably gonna be worse off. 

HNHNHNHNHNHNHN

Just.....get good

aMazeMove

calculate faster and get better at pattern recognition. Also you have to know your openings well too, don't be me who somehow forgets what to do against the evan's gambit and loses in 10 moves

eric0022
Moonwarrior_1 wrote:

Ive asked this before… but imma do it again mainly pertaining to playing with distractions… lul.

Ever since I started streaming on twitch I’ve been tilted in everything. So yeah any tips?

 

It takes time. Streaming on Twitch does take some focus away from the game away. You will certainly build up your confidence as you become more accustomed with both at the same time.

Moonwarrior_1
eric0022 wrote:
Moonwarrior_1 wrote:

Ive asked this before… but imma do it again mainly pertaining to playing with distractions… lul.

Ever since I started streaming on twitch I’ve been tilted in everything. So yeah any tips?

 

It takes time. Streaming on Twitch does take some focus away from the game away. You will certainly build up your confidence as you become more accustomed with both at the same time.

Gotcha

Trophies100

be fast