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Play Bullet, it doesn't matter how much you lose but it will improve your longer game.

Toad1258

what I did was first i did rapid then blitz then bullet

ChampoftheCommieCamp
Toad1258 wrote:

in bullet even if you are in a completely lost game sometimes you can flag them(make there time run out)

I been flagged AHOY

Toad1258

I been flagging AHOY

Toad1258

I been increasing my rating AHOY

Toad1258

bullet rating

sholom90

Quoting many chess instructors (Dan Heisman among them) -- playing fast games can help you *if and only if* you analyze the game afterwards.  It can help you recognize tactics more quickly, you can practice opening lines and see where your first non-book move was, etc.  

But if you don't analyze them, then it's mostly just entertainment and an adrenaline rush.  Which is not a bad thing, but not nearly as helpful to improve your long game.

Toad1258

I used to have adrenaline rush, but now I don't

Toad1258

sholom90 you don't do bullet

MyNameIsNotBuddy
ninjaswat wrote:

. . . you haven't put together a coherent argument or anything. This thread is simply in the way now. Unfollowing.

Good idea, will follow suit

sholom90
Toad1258 wrote:

sholom90 you don't do bullet

I know.  I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.  My commend was based on what the general consensus among experts is, and was about *fast* games, by which I meant to include bullet and blitz -- about which I wrote:

Quoting many chess instructors (Dan Heisman among them) -- playing fast games can help you *if and only if* you analyze the game afterwards. It can help you recognize tactics more quickly, you can practice opening lines and see where your first non-book move was, etc.

But if you don't analyze them, then it's mostly just entertainment and an adrenaline rush. Which is not a bad thing, but not nearly as helpful to improve your long game.

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* the reason I don't play blitz is because I'm older, and the faster the game goes, the worse I do.  My daily is 400 above my rapid, which is 300 points above my blitz.  So, I'm not even going to try bullet for a while!

I notice that many younger folks (say, early 20's or less) have the opposite pattern: better ratings with the faster games than with the slower ones.