playing with increments

mizzouman87
Why is it that I came routinely beat 1500-1600 players but when I play with an increment I lose a lot to 1100 players? This is suspicious.
CRYYSIS

Hmmm

woollensock
I think playing with increments is just ridicules , chess should be played as it’s always been played , and not with all these stupid additions ! 😤
Caesar49bc

It takes time to get used to increment. Because of that, a newer player, or a player that rarely uses increment, can have a difficult time managing the clock.

Best to calculate what an incremented game is equivelent to if you wanted to have about the same time as a sudden death (non increment) game.

The rule of thumb is to use 60 moves as a standard game length. So multiply the increment by 60 and add that to the base time to get a rough equivelent to normal non-increment time control.

That will give you a starting point for clock management.

Once you get used to increment, you won't even think about it much as to the sudden death equivalent.

mizzouman87
Tired of others using engines.
mizzouman87
Not about losing on time but that these opponents play is computer like
Caesar49bc

I played a few games. 2nd opponent smoked me lkke a cheap cigar. I got to rushing my moves at some point in the game. Lol. Not "omg opponent used an engine".

Caesar49bc
mizzouman87 wrote:
Not about losing on time but that these opponents play is computer like

It easy to tell sometimes if it's a chess engine, especially it they're using Komodo or Stockfish, but more often than not, humans are clever and can find some interesting lines or combos.  

I played a game earlier on a different chess server and made a very small error. The moment I moved, I was like.. "nuts, I'll have work just to pull off a draw". I got the draw. I managed to get the board into a near mutual zugzweng. Three fold repetition was the only option for both players. Any other move was game losing for each opponents.