I'm getting better at daily chess but worse at chess on time. Any advise?

Elke18

Hi!

I started playing about a month ago and I notice I'm getting better at daily chess, playing against computer and puzzels, but my rating keeps going down at rapid chess. (My rating on daily is now above 850 and on rapid 500... 😕). 

I quit playing 10 minuten games and play with more time now, but the time still seems to block my thinking. (I actually have this in general, not only with chess). 

Anyone else experiencing this? Any advise on how to improve at playing on time?

krudsparov

My daily's much better my rapid also. Just keep at it and enjoying playing, you'll learn more playing daily and you'll recognise patterns and good positions more, that'll help you play good moves quickly in rapid. Puzzle rush should help you find patterns and tactics quickly also, give it a try. 

Elke18
krudsparov schreef:

My daily's much better my rapid also. Just keep at it and enjoying playing, you'll learn more playing daily and you'll recognise patterns and good positions more, that'll help you play good moves quickly in rapid. Puzzle rush should help you find patterns and tactics quickly also, give it a try. 

Thanks for the advise! And sounds logical happy.png I haven't tried puzzle rush, so I Will definatly try that!

daxypoo
if you are having success at daily try a 30 min game or even longer (but i cant speak for,longer than 30 min here on chess.com)

but lower than that will be too fast

daily is good to,get your head above water but you might rely on that “analysis board”or whatever they call it too much

playing live is a different beast from daily and playing comp and 30 min is good enough time to at least get a decent opening as a good start

play 30 min and use your all you clock even if you flag

you will develop a feel (after many many games) for how long to spend on a move with your clock but make notes about points in the game where the time pressure made you uncomfortable and why it was;

you can always spend uninterrupted time going over your game afterwards- which will help you because you will (probably) play more 30 min games then daily games and you will build your “patterns bank” quicker than not

i had to quit live games and switch to daily when i started here and it helped immensely until it didnt

i started playing 24hr and it really felt like i was playing (my opponents too) a “live” game as we blitzed out moves with a minimal look at the,analysis board

this playstyle was ridiculous as i was tilting more during daily then if i were to play a live 30 min game in one sitting- so i switched to live forever
Firebreather14

My daily is higher then my rapid too. I think you should play slow chess to start out with and when you get to 1200-1300ish you can start trying playing quicker chess.

ajl721x

For me my daily is higher than my rapid. But that's because I don't really play rapid as my thinking is devoted to daily chess (and the highly addictive 3+0 blitz games). If you think rapid is going to help with thinking along with daily chess, you should experiment with it.

dfgh123

Play 100 fast games and strive to always have more time on the clock than your opponent after each move. And make this your goal for every game, even if you lose the game look at the clock and if you have more time you have achieved the goal.

Then once you get used to moving faster than your opponent on every move, thinking will be slightly better than normal.

Moonwarrior_1
Firebreather14 wrote:

My daily is higher then my rapid too. I think you should play slow chess to start out with and when you get to 1200-1300ish you can start trying playing quicker chess.

Agreed or even 1500-1600

jamesstack

Maybe set a timer when you do puzzles. If you get used to dealing with the clock when you train maybe it wont be so stressful for you in actual games.

JackRoach

That is strange, I am around 1000 on daily but 1300 on rapid.

JackRoach

I'm probably the strange one tbh.

flyingpuppydog

I am also higher on daily than rapid. Daily is definitely helping me improve, but I get intimidated by the clock on rapid--and I do rely a lot on the analysis board in daily. I need to work on visualization skills.

Elke18

thank you all so much for thinking with me and all your advise! I will definately try them and see what works for me :)

giant_of_style

My rapid is higher than my blitz. Because my Internet connection is too slow. 😜

Yosef115
Elke18 wrote:

Hi!

I started playing about a month ago and I notice I'm getting better at daily chess, playing against computer and puzzels, but my rating keeps going down at rapid chess. (My rating on daily is now above 850 and on rapid 500... 😕). 

I quit playing 10 minuten games and play with more time now, but the time still seems to block my thinking. (I actually have this in general, not only with chess). 

Anyone else experiencing this? Any advise on how to improve at playing on time?

 

 

Learn lessons, be quick! Your bullet rating will be like mine! 

Problem5826

I agree with setting a stricter time for tactics. My tactics rating dropped a few hundred points when I did. Took me two months to get it back up, but my rapid improved with it.